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Each day the CBD Secretariat conducts a global Internet search for relevant news stories. The following stories collected over the last seven days relate to agriculture and biodiversity.

18 September 2014

Nature, 2014-09-18
It is difficult to find fault with a process that can create food from sunlight, water and air, but for many plants, there is room for improvement.

16 September 2014

Reuters, 2014-09-16
KARNAL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources and labour shortages are threatening India's bread basket state of Haryana, forcing farmers to abandon age-old practices and adopt technology to ensure food supplies for millions.
Guardian (UK), 2014-09-16
Demand for powder from the ‘superfruit’ could boost farmers’ incomes, slow deforestation and protect biodiversity

15 September 2014

Inter Press Service News Agency, 2014-09-15
JIQUILISCO, El Salvador , Sep 12 2014 (IPS) - Peasant farmers from one of El Salvador’s most fragile coastal areas are implementing a model of sustainable economic growth that respects the environment and offers people education and security as keys to give the wetland region a boost.

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