Privatisation in the Enemy of Sustainable Agriculture

Posted September 1, 2009 By Vandana Shiva (*) NEW DELHI, Aug (IPS)  The privatisation of the earth’s resources is a recipe for famine and desertification, violence against women, hunger, and, as happens in India, the suicide of farmers.

The Biochar Promise: Sacred Shrines and Skinny Chickens — by Albert Bates

Posted August 28, 2009 Editor’s note: Albert Bates’ ongoing research and networking around the world have resulted in an optimistic message. He agrees there’s no way that collapse of suburbia and business-as-usual can be avoided. But with ecovillages, permaculture, biochar and all manner of caring for the Earth, he knows …