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1/ #Indonesia 🇮🇩 President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is heading to #Moscow to meet with Putin.

Why did Jokowi choose this moment to step up on the global stage? Here's a quick 🧵 primer.

article via @_KateLamb & @stanleywidianto reuters.com/world/asia-pac…
2/ Since being elected in 2014, Jokowi has focused on #economic issues & paid comparatively little attention to #foreingpolicy. But, when the latter impacts the former, he tunes in.
3/ #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine sent food, cooking oil & energy prices up globally. For #Indonesia, this is exacerbating pre-existing economic challenges & could push tens of millions into poverty.
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Large-scale land acquisitions (foreign interests buy/lease land) often claim to support #foodsecurity.

But our study in @WorldDevJournal w/ @A_Mechiche & @Jiyagbi found deals are likely to benefit food security in only 7 African countries. 1/n🧵
sciencedirect.com/science/articl… Map of African countries studied for their food security ben
Food security = available + access + utilisation + stability (@FAOKnowledge). We developed indicators of each for African countries in our study; found food insecurity across Africa decreased since 2000 (good!), but only 3 countries were relatively food secure in 2017 (bad) 2/n
Instead of providing food security, we found the best lands are allocated to flex crops; food is produced only on marginal lands. 83% of land deals are located where they risk increasing land pressure, conflicts, or deforestation. 3/n
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In case it comes up -
96% of the feed consumed by domesticated ruminants is NOT human-edible. The grains that are fed amounts to 7% of 2018 global cereal production. #Upcycling #FoodSecurity #EssentialNutrition #SustainableFood
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83% of all livestock feed is consumed by ruminants, which can utilize resources humans cannot consume directly.
86% of the feed consumed by all livestock is NOT human edible. This amount of grain is 26% of 2018 global cereal production.
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Sources
Mottet, A., et al. (2018). "Review: Domestic herbivores and food security: current contribution, trends and challenges for a sustainable development." Animal 12(s2): s188-s198.
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"Throughout world history, humanity reached progressive levels of unity starting from the family unit, village or tribe, nation state and is now approaching its long-destined, highest level of unity on this planet which is the unity of mankind." Ali Helmy greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/06/05/dai…
Farm Robots Will Help Feed the World During Climate Change - Bloomberg
bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
#FarmRobots, #AgriculturalEquipment, #ClimateChange, #GlobalFoodSystem, #OpEd
The Magpie in the Mind: The Emerging Science of Thinking with the Whole World Beyond the Brain – The Marginalian
themarginalian.org/2022/03/22/the…
#neuroscience, #imagination, #sensemaking, #ExtendedMind, #EndlessPossibilities
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We are currently experiencing the greatest global food security crisis of our time, triggered by Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

The European Union is mobilising support, at the European and global level, to address it.

#FoodSecurity
Europe is showing solidarity with vulnerable populations around the globe, providing support to countries that are heavily dependent on food imports.

#FoodSecurity
We are stepping up our own production to ease pressure on food markets – so EU farmers will contribute to global food security.

And we are working with partner countries to increase their own food production and become more resilient.

#FoodSecurity
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The world’s food supply is in danger.

Putin and its unjustified invasion of Ukraine are creating a crisis that endangers the food security of millions of people in many parts of the world.

#StandWithUkraine Snippets explaining how the Russian invasion has destabilise
The Russian troops are bombing Ukrainian fields, not allowing for the sowing of crops, looting food stocks and blocking Ukraine’s ports.

The consequences are well known. Food and fertilizer prices are skyrocketing in many parts of the world.

#StandWithUkraine Snippets explaining how the Russian intentional bombing of f
Urgent action is needed to help Ukraine export its agricultural produce and overcome the threat to global #FoodSecurity.

We are working on Solidarity Lanes to prioritise Ukrainian agricultural export shipments.

#StandWithUkraine Snippets explaining that EU sanctions do not target the agri
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"One thing I learned early on...is how many people with large audiences are just bullshitting in a confident tone of voice. It's very easy to make a name for yourself that way. The path of integrity takes more work, and not many take it." -- @caitoz greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/05/23/dai…
Crop harvests for direct food use insufficient to meet the UN’s food security goal
nature.com/articles/s4301…
#GlobalFoodSystem, #FoodSecurity, #UnitedNationsGoals, #HarvestCalories, #DirectFood
Life Cycle of Strawberry Plants: The Definitive Guide (Updated 2022)
strawberryplants.org/life-cycle-of-…
#LifeCycle, #StrawberryPlants, #DefinitiveGuide
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“Russia holds cards in this war that may yet prove to its decisive advantage. When UN sec-gen warns of the spectre of a world food shortage, take notice. Equally, governor of BoE has been much derided for warning of food apocalypse …. but he is right.”

theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
Ukraine's top adviser has warned that Russia is deliberately aiming to "kill the potential" of his country and "blackmail" the 🌍 by destroying Ukraine's Agri sector and blockading its Black Sea ports in order to worsen an evolving global food crisis.
rferl.org/a/ukraine-podo…
The USA has accused Russia of holding the world’s food supply hostage amid growing fears of famine in developing countries, as a former Russian president warned that the Kremlin would not release vital grain shipments without an end to western sanctions.

theguardian.com/world/2022/may…
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🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 PREPARE NOW 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

🔴⚠️🔥👉Food Shortages is the Next ‘Slow-Moving Disaster’ to hit the World

Are you prepared ???

#foodshortage #food #WEF #GreatReset #Ukraine #UkraineWar #Russia #RussiaUkraineWar

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"Mutual aid...programs tend to be run on a "by the people, for the people" mindset and prioritize boots-on-the-ground volunteering... Mutual aid also allows for people to communicate what they need, rather than being told by contributing parties." greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/04/24/dai…
Handy Mnemonics: The Five-Fingered Memory Machine – The Public Domain Review
publicdomainreview.org/essay/handy-mn…
#HandMnemonics, #DigitalDevices
The community fridge movement could change the way we think about helping each other
cnn.com/2022/04/15/us/…
#CommunityFridges, #MutualAid, #FoodSecurity, #FoodWaste
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Malaysia-

'The increasing recurrence of incalculable and terrible weather conditions has directly impacted the agricultural sector. It indicates a possible worrying future for the nation’s long-term food security.'

#ClimateCrisis #foodsecurity #Malaysia
aseaneconomist.com/climate-change…
Nebraska-

"The mental health side of this for producers is difficult. You have the chaos of it. Producers could see their cattle in the pasture, but because of the heat of the fires, they couldn’t do anything. It was moving so fast"

#ClimateCrisis #food
farmprogress.com/disaster/wildf…
Punjab-

'the extraordinary heatwave that occurred during the grain filling stage of wheat in March this year had a significant effect on crop production.'

#AgTwitter #food #farming
pragnews.com/national/wheat…
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Here's the story of our POLITICS OF PROTEIN report out today. A thread 🧵

For decades, governments & corporations expanded factory farming - claiming more protein was needed for #foodsecurity.

Now they're confronted with the consequences... /1
Devastating deforestation, immense land use, pollution, impacts on health, climate & animals from intensive factory farming are clear for all to see.

Thankfully momentum for change is growing. /2 ImageImage
But those same actors (and some new philanthropists & venture capital) are now pushing a number of techno-fix solutions. These are many of the same firms that already dominate sales of conventional (factory-farmed) products. /3 ImageImage
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Commodity markets are reacting to uncertainty in agricultural supply by sending futures through the roof. Will the #UkraineRussiaWar be a challenge to #FoodSecurity in the short to medium term? The short answer is YES. The long answer is a read through this thread ⬇️🧵 1/
#UkraineRussiaWar is disrupting physical, logistical & market dynamics in the Black Sea - a key hub for wheat, feed grains & sunflower seed to world markets. 🇺🇦 ports are all closed or blockaded by 🇷🇺 Navy. 🇺🇦 suspended port operations for commercial activities since 24/02. 2/
Most immediately, this will impact export of 🇺🇦 #corn, which has been harvested but not all shipped. Exports are predicted to drop by 18% due to trade disruptions and part of the stored grain being lost or damaged from shelling. 🇺🇦 exports 14% of all corn, so prices will raise 3/
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🧵The war in #Ukraine impacts #foodsecurity in #NorthAfrica & globally. We asked what can Europe do 👉🏼 bit.ly/35WLncH. Today @EU_Commission presented its communication on safeguarding #FoodSecurity & reinforcing the resilience of #food systems 👉🏼 bit.ly/3irbhrU
📖 Humanitarian assistance to #Ukraine & beyond will come partly through financial contributions to the @WFP. At the same time, the EU asks member states not to enforce export bans (as in Hungary) to avoid a rise in food prices, inflation & further conflicts. @VDombrovskis
🌿But this means, the EU allows to freeze ambitions for sustainability & resilience – derogating from greening obligations under the #EUGreenDeal & #EUFarm2Fork. Additional area of 4 million hectares can now be used for food & feed production. @jwojc @JeroenCandel @jeroenkwakbo
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What's the impact of the #UkraineRussiaWar to India?

A general overview of a complex : Russia, Pakistan, QUAD, Tibetan plateau, China, food.
#UkraineRussiaWar #UkraineUnderAttaсk #RussianUkrainianWar #Russia #Ukraine
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2/ India has a special relation with Russia, since Nikita Khrushchev supports India on the Kashmir issue in 1955.

#UkraineRussiaWar #UkraineUnderAttaсk #RussianUkrainianWar #Russia #Ukraine

archive.org/details/memoir…
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Week 81 #FridaysForFuture. The European farm lobby is trying to get rid of any progress made towards the climate and biodiversity crises by exploiting Putin’s attack on Ukraine.
Here is a 🧵about how the EU is trying to disguise false solutions as #FoodSecurity concerns: 1/
There is increasing concern that @vonderleyen and @TimmermansEU will give in to pressures by the farm lobby to postpone or get rid of the upcoming EU Restoration law and a new law that controls the use of pesticides. 2/
The farm lobby is trying to convince @EUAgri to channel huge subsidies into the livestock sector, and are asking that areas used for biodiversity not be used for food but for animal feed. 3/
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WEBINAR: Chinese investments in African agriculture

Starting in a moment. Do join!

Several fabulous speakers including @PLAASuwc postdoc Dr George Mudimu @toveratm

@Peasant_Journal @D_Brautigam
plaas.org.za/webinar-chines…
@PLAASuwc @toveratm @Peasant_Journal @D_Brautigam You can still get the link to watch live here: uwc.zoom.us/webinar/regist…
'Touted as a new model for delivering agriculture aid to Africa, the ATDC is surrounded with much debate as with regards to the possibility of simultaneously delivering aid and achieving commercial goals.' - at webinar on Chinese investments in African agriculture

@FutureAgrics
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Just unbelievable. @jwojc announces to @EP_Agriculture his emergency measures for #foodsecurity : special help to the pork sector and allowing farmers to plough up biodiversity fallow for ANIMAL FEED production.
We have a crisis of morality in the EU dear @vonderleyen @TimmermansEU UN launches alarm on looming starvation in poor countries, but you allow farm lobby to capture our policy so that we prop up pork and dairy exports that go almost entirely to people eating too much of it
Meanwhile you do nothing to stop the massive burning of food for #biofuels, the one thing that could actually quickly release food on the market
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Story of Tumeric
Is a story of how disconnected #lk politicians are with market dynamics. If self sufficiency was the panacea for our economic ills, banning imports of Tumeric should have worked? Right? It didn't! Long thread #economy #SriLanka #SupplyChain #inflation
Story of Tumeric
First, by creating artificial demand we forced consumers to pay dearly, up to 1K /kg. Then farmers were deceived into believing they could prosper by growing tumeric. According to farmers, the market has crashed with no money in sight! #CostOfLivingCrisis #lka
Story of Tumeric

Homemakers can't find any cheap turmeric either! Further,busy homemakers want the finished product on their kitchen shelves and don't have the time nor patience to process raw tumeric, nor pay inflated prices. Foregoing tumeric is a better option. #FoodSecurity
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Russia's attack on #Ukraine has intensified calls for a transition away from #FossilFuels.

The war also highlights the need for #FoodSystem change. Today, we explore how #AnimalAgriculture fuels global crises by creating high levels of dependency between countries. 1/11👇
Ukraine produces large quantities of wheat, barley, rye, and #maize. Russia is the world’s top #wheat exporter.

The two countries taken together account for almost a third of the global wheat export market, @weizent reports via @CNBC. 2/11
cnbc.com/2022/02/23/imp…
Maize and wheat are just two examples of crops #meat and dairy producers feed to animals.

The #livestock sector currently uses 61% of global maize and 20% of global wheat as animal fodder, according to a 2021 study about #FoodSecurity. 3/11
researchgate.net/publication/34…
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