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Feature/Rediscovering local wild food in South Africa’s Western Cape

Dutch colonists introduced commercial farming techniques to the region more than 300 years ago. Today, local wild food activists are working with communities to reintroduce endemic edible plants into the local food system, recover long-lost food heritages, and potentially help save the threatened biodiversity of the Cape.

WRITTEN BY Megan Lindow
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Feature/Redefining poverty in Kenya’s fishing villages

Fishers in Kenya earn a wage above the poverty line. Why do many of them feel that they are poor?

WRITTEN BY Ida Gabrielsson
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Feature/Saving Mexico’s most totemic chilli

Chefs, scientists, and entrepreneurs are giving the chilhuacle pepper – a once-imperilled ingredient of Mexico’s holiest mole – a new future. Lucas Laursen tracks a potentially purposeful transformation.

WRITTEN BY Lucas Laursen
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Feature/Challenges along Guyana’s alternative development path

Can a forest conservation programme funded by Norway keep the nation’s forests intact while respecting indigenous rights and fostering other economic interests?

WRITTEN BY Erica Gies
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Feature/Globalisation and global warming threaten Inuit food security

Indigenous peoples face twin challenges to their food security: global warming and globalisation. Old ways are threatened. New foods are often unhealthier. Lou Del Bello explores how new ways of self-organisation may help support resilience in the Far North.

WRITTEN BY Lou Del Bello
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Feature/Scientists jam with musicians, artists to stir public passion for nature

Scientists, development practitioners, and policy thinkers joined artists and musicians at the Resilience 2017 conference in Stockholm in August.

WRITTEN BY Megan Rowling
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Feature/How Kenya’s herders got their livestock insured

Researchers puzzled out how to include dryland livestock herders in the global insurance market. Their next challenge is to stay in balance with a changing ecosystem.

WRITTEN BY Lucas Laursen
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Feature/Women hunters in the octopuses’ gardens

Octopus represents both food and profit for small-scale fishers who live along the shores of the western Indian Ocean. Changes in the region have implications for fisherwomen that need to be addressed by fisheries policy and management to become more gender equitable.

WRITTEN BY Liz Drury O'Neill
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Feature/Can bushmeat feed families without emptying forests?

As hunting threatens wild game species worldwide, hunters in the Amazon seek new ways to maintain this key source of protein and income.

WRITTEN BY Barbara Fraser
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Feature/How Hin Lad Nai’s farming saved a forest and its poetry changed international policy

A tiny community of farmers in northern Thailand caring for their traditional land, biodiversity, and culture fought the government and won. They influenced international policies governing biodiversity to use their practices at home, and continue to defend them.

WRITTEN BY Viveca Mellegård