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36,450,000 ha
40,784.4 USD
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03 February 2023
By Nieves Zúñiga This story has been developed as part of Nieves' 2022 LEDE Fellowship project awarded by the Solutions Journalism Network and developed in collaboration with Land Portal. Reforestation using the Miyawaki method seeks to restore nature to its original state with results that can be…
19 April 2019
Japan enacted legislation Friday aimed at protecting and promoting the culture of the Ainu ethnic minority through financial assistance, while at the same time stipulating for the first time that they are an “indigenous” people. The law requires the central and local governments to promote Ainu…
16 February 2019
The Ainu people have long been repressed by a forced-assimilation policy which has resulted in significant income and education gaps. After suffering decades of discrimination, Japan’s Ainu minority community will officially be recognized - for the first time - as an Indigenous people, under the…
13 May 2022
  Maize is a key global cash crop, produced in every continent except Antarctica. As a flex crop, it has multiple uses including for direct human consumption, as an ingredient for animal feed, as a key component in processed foods, or in ethanol production. According to figures from FAOSTAT,…