Category Archives: Food Resilience

Dynamics of Diet and Food Security in the Mediterranean ‘in the middle of the land’

In the Middle of disparate land The Mediterranean – means ‘In the Middle of the Land’ – and the sea is a geographical link between countries bordering it that differ markedly in terms of style of governance, affluence, culture and religion. … Continue reading

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Agriculture and horticulture in The Isles of Scilly – St Martin and St Agnes – Andrew Ormerod (February 2008)

I was out in the Isles of Scilly over the last few days and despite the bad local forecasts the weather was generally OK for walking. When I arrived in the islands I went straight down to the tourist office … Continue reading

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Can Cornwall feed itself if cut off at the Tamar? by Andrew Ormerod

Cornwall declaring U.D.I.?   Rising levels of water in the Tamar causing flood?  or some other calamity! The idea makes your head spin.  But it’s interesting to speculate, nevertheless.  Self-sufficiency is assumed to be on the increase.  Can the population of … Continue reading

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Local Cornish provenance of quality meat. Interview with Stuart Ward a South Devon cattle farmer near St Austell.

Stuart is a beef farmer near St Austell.  The animals are South Devon Cattle.  I visited Stuart with Dave Webb from  Eden  during “The Year of Farming” in 2008 as a way of highlighting where our food comes from and … Continue reading

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Brief review of Can Britain Feed Itself by Simon Fairlie (2009) By Andrew Ormerod

The original book was written in 1975 by Kenneth Melanby after the last food price hike and fuel crisis and the motivation for it being written was concerns over the UK’s lack of resilience and reliance on ever more expensive … Continue reading

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2008-12 Cuba Organoponico Santa Katerina

Brief resume from Santa Clara organoponico You see organoponicas of different sizes in cities villages and towns, throughout Cuba. Common features are shaded areas for summer vegetable production; raised beds are often common; compost making/vermiclture. At the Santa Clara organopinico … Continue reading

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2008-12-06 Cuban environmental study tour 2

CDR – Committees for the Defence of the Revolution If you go on a study tour of Cuba your tour is likely to include a visit to a CDR.  The largest organisation in Cuba – each apartment block is a … Continue reading

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