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FILE - Mia Mottley, prime minister of Barbados, speaks at the COP27 U.N. Climate Summit, Nov. 8, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The Barbados plan, dubbed the Bridgetown Initiative, could be a pathway to unlocking large sums of money from rich countries, which have contributed most to greenhouse gas emissions.

Barbados PM Mottley calls for slavery reparation conversations

Reuters 07 Dec 2023
Barbados was one of Britain's first slave colonies. English settlers first occupied the Caribbean island in 1627 and, under British control, it became a sugar plantation economy using enslaved people shipped from Africa ... "I hope the foreign secretary will take his lead from his Majesty" ... Reporting by Marc Jones; editing by Edward Tobin.

Bill Gates says Africans need GMO seeds, chickens to survive climate change

GMO News 06 Dec 2023
This year’s Africa Climate Summit, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from Sept ... “When I visited Africa, I saw two things ... Gates has taken a keen interest in Africa throughout his career, probably because the land mass is huge and has a lot of potential to be globalized and turned into just another slave plantation for Gates and his ilk.

Mars, maker of M&Ms and Snickers, uses cocoa harvested by 5-year-old kids in Ghana: report

New York Post 30 Nov 2023
An unidentified whistleblower provided information to CBS News indicating that Mars was reneging on a pledge to bar the use of child labor in small subsistence farms in Africa ... Mars uses cocoa to make products such as M&Ms, but a human rights lawyer alleges that children as young as five years of age are employed in cocoa plantations in Africa.

A New Mood in the World Will Put an End to the Global Monroe Doctrine

Dissident Voice 29 Nov 2023
... West (as South Africa’s Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor put it) ... The 1804 Haitian Revolution posed a serious threat to the plantation economies of the Americas, which relied upon enslaved labour from Africa, and so the US led a process to suffocate it and prevent it from spreading.

Do tree-planting projects on grasslands increase fire risk?

Mongabay 28 Nov 2023
Of the 74 pledges to join the challenge, 42% are in Africa ... A pine plantation in Cape Town, South Africa ... Stevens and her coauthor William Bond, an ecologist at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, dug through forestry reports and analyzed erosion and water-quality data from a South African pine plantation that burned in 1981.

Saving Praise Houses Before Their African Lineage Is Forgotten

The Philadelphia Tribune 28 Nov 2023
... ancestors like her great-grandmother Ora Lee Fuqua, who was born on a sharecropping plantation in Kentucky and taught her the ring shout, “a full body rhythm prayer.” The practice survived the Middle Passage from Africa to America, but often had to be performed clandestinely.

UPSC Essentials | Mains answer practice \u2014 GS 1 (Week 26)

Indian Express 24 Nov 2023
\u2014 Mahatma Gandhi led a similar movement in South Africa for the Indian peasants suffering on the sugar plantations overseas ... \u2014 More than 1.3 million Indian peasants left their homeland between 1834 and 1917 to work on sugar plantations in Mauritius, Trinidad, Demerara, Guyana, South Africa, Surinam, Fiji, and many other smaller islands.

Surprisingly, Zimbabwe becomes a global leader in blueberry export growth

Fresh Plaza 23 Nov 2023
New plantations are established mainly by investors from neighboring South Africa, who often diversify or even move production to this country due to very favorable climatic conditions, availability of high-quality water for irrigation and inexpensive labor.

Tropical forest loss from growing rubber trade is more substantial than previously thought, research finds

Phys Dot Org 23 Nov 2023
Over 4 million hectares of tree cover—an area equivalent to the size of Switzerland—may have been cleared to make space for rubber plantations since the 1990s ... But we also noted instances of other plantation types and agricultural systems transitioning to rubber ... Ivory Coast in west Africa emerged as a new hotspot for expanding rubber plantations.

Natural partners

China Daily 23 Nov 2023
Agricultural cooperation is a potent driver of the growing synergy of Africa and China ... This plan will be broadly aimed at supporting Africa to expand grain plantation and encourage Chinese companies to increase agricultural investment in Africa ... The cooperation in agriculture is beneficial for both Africa and China.

Tropical forest loss from growing rubber trade is more substantial than previously thought – new research

The Conversation 21 Nov 2023
dangdumrong/Shutterstock Over 4 million hectares of tree cover – an area equivalent to the size of Switzerland – may have been cleared to make space for rubber plantations since the 1990s ... A rubber plantation in southern Thailand ... Ivory Coast in west Africa emerged as a new hotspot for expanding rubber plantations.

Joss Ackland, distinguished British star of stage and screen, dies at 95

Urdu Point 20 Nov 2023
He was 95. In a statement, they said the actor, known for his "distinctive voice and commanding presence", passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by relatives ... Those difficulties in the first 10 years of his career from the mid-1940s prompted him and his actress wife Rosemary to move to a tea plantation in Malawi, then South Africa ... ....

Inside Joss Ackland

The Daily Mail 20 Nov 2023
Pictured ... Pictured. Ackland with his seven children ... Pictured ... READ MORE ... Accompanied by Rosemary, he embarked on a seven-week voyage by cargo boat to Beira before travelling to Malawi where the couple began working on a tea plantation at the foot of M'lanje mountain. They then relocated to South Africa, where Ackland attempted to find theatre work ... .

The Indian diaspora’s ‘indentured route’ – and a ‘lost’ children’s quest for identity

News India Times 17 Nov 2023
A Relentless Quest for Identity”, about how a few million Indians were shipped in the 19th and early 20th century as indentured or contract labour to work in British plantations across the world, from Suriname to South Africa, to Mauritius and the Reunion Islands; to Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean.

"Prices have more than doubled at times"

Fresh Plaza 16 Nov 2023
Due to considerable bottlenecks, the supply situation on the global blueberry market is currently quite tense. "The quantities in Peru are not available, which is due to the massive harvest losses caused by El Ni�o ... KG ... The company Nordgem�se has its own plantation in South Africa, although it is still under construction ... In the picture ... Tel. ... E-Mail.