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Description_ShortStringAim 2. Cutivating place-centric food and material abundance
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Description_LongTextSimilarly to ending poverty, [[wikipedia:Sustainable_Development_Goal_2|zero hunger (SDG 2)]] is a safe impossibility, in and of itself. ==SDG Shortcomings== Listing it as an SDG is harmless to the status quo. Unless, we take it and what it implies, seriously: bringing production home! Gandhi knew this and used it to release India from the stranglehold of the British Empire--and, it took a widely distributed effort!. ==Context== We live in a a world of food and material dependencies with ever longer supply chains and ever distant sources. Much of what passes for food and the materials we integrate into our daily lives is highly processed, so distant from its natural state, that we can hardly recognize where it originated, much less how it came to be. These processes, we have almost no control over, require intense amounts of energy and produce immense amounts of toxic wastes. "Out of sight, out of mind" as the saying goes. ==Place-centric food and material abundance== '''Cultivating food and material abundance''' via regenerative agriculture and agroforestry becomes a key ''nodal'' point that can have multiple transformative effects on any [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Community of Place|''Community of Place'']]. This can be done via a strategy detailed in [[Pattern:RDA 12. Place-sourced primary production|''RDA 12.'' ''place-sourced'' ''primary production'']]. The idea is conceptually simple: aspiring to grow and/or harvest of food, fuel, fiber, feed (fodder/forage for domestic animals), and 'farmaceuticals' (plant-based medicinals) in situ enough to surpass the basic needs of all living in that place, in ways that regenerate the productive capacity of ecosystems for the long run. Above all, this Aim stresses that must be [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|''place-centric'']] to move communities towards food and material sovereignty. In practice, '''cultivating food and material abundance''' may be considerably more difficult to bring about due to the fragmented patchwork of private ownership of land undermining the commons. And yet, in every place, large or small, urban, rural, suburban there is a vast quantity of underutilized space. [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Perennial polycultures|''Perennial polycultures'']], a [[wikipedia:Permaculture|Permaculture]] practice for growing a wide diversity of edible and useful plants interplanted in tight, beneficial configurations that take advantage of multiple layering and stacking, is highly suitable for small, fragmented spaces. Through advocating for food and material security, as a basic Human right, this Aim presents an opportunity for restoring a community's [[Pattern:RDA 3. Whole health and well-being|health and well-being]] and for generating significant [[Pattern:RDA 8. Genuine wealth and right livelihood|genuine wealth and right livelihoods]]''.'' Beyond growing and harvesting, significant changes are required to a community's food system to produce [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|''place-centric'']] '''food and material abundance''': it must grow its own capacity for [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Secondary production|''secondary production'']] of the raw ingredients produced. These require a whole plethora of diverse artisan livelihoods needed to process ingredients, make end products and distribute/serve/sell them. ==Pattern generators== '''This aim could be generative of the following patterns in any Community of Place of any scale.''' *recognition that generating [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-sourced|''place-sourced'']] food and material abundance is a one time achievement, but a daily recurring state for all in each community and that it can be a source for a wide-diversity of meaningful livelihoods [2.1a] *production of healthful, nontoxic food and material abundance for all people year-round [2.1a] *recognition that food abundance has qualitative implications: that food is culturally-appropriate and nutritionally-optimal [2.2a] *recognition material abundance has qualitative implications: ecologically and culturally-appropriate fuel, fiber, feed (fodder/forage for domestic animals), and 'farmaceuticals' (plant-based medicinals) [2.2b] *enabling of [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Place-centric|''place-centric'']] food sovereignty, with emphasis on supporting and developing mass small- and micro-scale ''[[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Primary ecosocial production|primary ecosocial production]]'' [2.3] *prioritization of [[wikipedia:Regenerative_agriculture|regenerative agriculture]] and [[wikipedia:Agroforestry|agroforestry]] in human settlements, across the rural to urban spectrum, as a primary land-use and as a comprehensive and regenerative ecosocial development/climate/food security strategy [2.4] *active preservation of [[wikipedia:Genetic_diversity|genetic diversity]] of seeds, cultivated plants, farmed/domesticated animals and related, wild species [2.5a] *eradication of the creation and release [[wikipedia:Genetically_modified_organism|genetically-modified organisms]] into the world [2.5b] *elimination of the right to [[wikipedia:Biological_patent|patent life forms]] [2.5b] *establishment of community-driven approaches for fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from utilization of our natural and genetic ''[[wikipedia:Commons|commons]]'' (see [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Fair Shares|''Fair Shares'']], one of three [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Permaculture ethics|''Permaculture ethics'']] ) [2.5c] *celebration, preservation, and expansion of [[wikipedia:Traditional_knowledge|traditional/local knowledge]] [2.5d] *development of self-regenerating capacity of rural communities to produce food and material abundance, for themselves and the larger places they are a part of [2.a, 2.b] *primary economic production as organizational principle for development of [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:RDA 10. Self-organizing bioregions|self-organizing bioregions]] and [[Special:FormEdit/Pattern/Pattern:Local living economies|''local living economies'']] [2.c] <big><u>Note</u>: SDG target linkages in brackets</big>
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