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Food imports keep rising after years of farming failures

Policy failures have been blamed for St Helena’s growing dependence on imported foods that could be raised in its own fields. A blueprint for island farming says: “The increasing demand for imported agricultural products is the result of under-investment in … Continue reading

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Small-scale growers ‘have a role’ as farming goes pro

Farming on St Helena needs to get bigger, better and more business-like, says the island’s draft agricultural policy. But the document also recognises the role of small-scale producers – and their place in island life.  “Agricultural enterprise on a commercial … Continue reading

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After the dry spell, paper warns of climate swings

Sharp changes in St Helena’s climate are having an increasing impact on food crops on the island. The draft agriculture paper, Growing Forward, warns that swings in the weather could have several effects. They include: lower soil fertility more soil erosion … Continue reading

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