NGO Fields

Our environment

environmentThe environment is our physical surroundings. This includes natural features like the soil, the atmosphere, vegetation and wildlife. Then there are human features – housing, transport and industry.  In some happy societies these co-exist well with the natural environment. Often, they do not.

The environment can be seen as our common wealth. Finally, many people are realizing that we do not become better off by constantly taking from it. Instead we get problems of environmental degradation that affect us all: global warming, soil erosion, acid rain…

Cultural and political systems have a big impact on attitudes to the environment. Valuing invisible heritage and indigineous knowledge can help improve local decision-making.

Permaculture and sustainable farming resources

'Permaculture' combines the ideas of permanent agriculture and permanent culture.

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The pressures on land use

The world has a limited amount of land available for growing food. And the available land has increasing demands put on it.

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Food sovereignty

Food sovereignty refers to the right to produce food on one's own territory. This builds natural resistance to turbulent market forces.

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NGO FIELDS

Our NGO FIELDS section has 3 purposes:
It gives an introduction to each subject
It provides links to relevant materials
It offers a place where workers in the field can have case studies posted.
…So if you are making a difference and would like to write about it, please contact us.

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