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Global crop failure from the 2020s onwards:

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'Yield responses to biophysical stresses are highly non-linear – once critical thresholds for temperature or water are breached, plants suffer severe damage and yields can fall precipitously.'

reports.weforum.org/global-risks-2…
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'If climate change is allowed to reach a point where these biophysical thresholds are exceeded routinely, crop failure will become the norm'

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The answer: dismantle industrial agriculture and transform this WEF extinction economy into something fair & safe. #agroecology
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1.5°C by 2030 means long-term food security can no longer be guaranteed:

'Without ambitious, determined action to reduce emissions and contain climate change at manageable levels, long-term food security cannot be guaranteed'

We've seen zero action since this 2016 report.⚠️
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Day 5 in Rosario with the #Urbanisinginplace project. Today we are visiting the market to see where the farmers we met yesterday are selling their produce.

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urbanisinginplace.org
Sunday is car free day in Rosario. And the quiet streets are being well used by cyclists,skaters and pedestrians - dogs, lots of dogs
This growers works with his parents on a family farm. They provide opportunities for street children to work on the farm, facilitated by the municipality. This is voluntary work they don’t get paid for it.
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Day 4 in Rosario with the #Urbanisinginplace project. Today we are visiting peri urban agroecological farms around the city.

Follow this #thread to find out about today’s activities!

urbanisinginplace.org
Did you know that the pomegranate peel can be dried and used as a cure for diarrhoea and the seeds for constipation...?! It also contributes to biological control #urban #agroecology
Guava leaves can be used a diuretic and olive leaves can be used to control blood pressure - Reuben takes them to help deal with the stresses of managing the different farmers who grow on the site!
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Kicking off day 3 in Rosario. Today we are looking at issues of waste management in Rosario & developing our research strategy for urbanisinginplace.org exploring #urban #agroecology in London, Rosario, Riga & Brussels. Follow this #thread to find out about today’s
activities!
In Rosario there is a source separated municipal waste system. But the organic waste fraction is often contaminated and not to produce compost fit for agroecological farmers
They are therefore focusing on identifying and securing appropriate waste resources and capturing them before they enter the waste stream
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Kicking off day 2 in Rosario with a topical illustration of the interrelationships and tensions of urbanisation #thefightbetweencarnivalandlent
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urbanisinginplace.org activities!
Today we look at the theory informing our research into #urban #agroecology inc: #periurban spatial & social relationships, #intersectionality & how/who defines value - and how resources are metabolised in the city.
You thought we were just here talking about growing tomatoes didn’t you?
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And now the work begins ... kicking off 4 days in Rosario, Argentina as part of the #urbanisinginplace project - learning how Rosario has supported #urban #agroecology urbanisinginplace.org - we’ll be posting to this thread over the 4 days ...
The official welcome from the city of Rosario
Finding out about the political realities of supporting #urban #agroecology in the face of economic and development pressures, and increasing industrial production of soya #urbanisinginplace
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