By Nicholas Awde
Number of songs and sayings from a number of African languages together with Swahili, Yoruba, Berber, Zulu and Amharic.
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She is currently an independent scholar. Mike Taylor manages global policy with the secretariat of the International Land Coalition, based in Rome. He is a social anthropologist, working on land rights, natural resource management and sustainable development. Richard G. Taylor is a Reader in Hydrogeology at University College London. His research primarily focuses on the role of groundwater in enabling communities in low-income communities to adapt to the pressures of rapid development as well as climate variability and change.
Replicating this basket of skills and global market power is beyond the current capacities of any single nation state or of any foreseeable coalition of states and/or international agencies. 48 A new world trading order is not, however, beyond the anxious imaginations of the current membership of the United Nations (UN) Security Council. A different basis for global food security is certainly not beyond the imaginations of the political classes of the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) economies.
58 Sub-Saharan Africa is also the only sub-continent where population will double by 2050 (to 2 billion people at current rates),1 where (along with South Asia) most of the population is rural (63%) and, despite urbanisation, may remain the majority given higher rural than urban fertility rates (Shapiro 2009). 5 As well as much of this being overlaid with lucrative commercial mining, oil and timber concessions, half a billion rural people also already use these resources intensively for the mix of forest products, hunting, fishing, transhumant cultivation and livestock grazing, indispensable contributors to farm livelihood, especially among the poor (IUCN 2011).