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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.

28 July 2014

Guardian (UK), 2014-07-28
A home-grown, alternative approach to farming is bad news for pesticides, monoculture and food poverty in Brazil
Inter Press Service News Agency, 2014-07-28
Less than four percent of Egypt’s land mass is suitable for agriculture, and most of it confined to the densely populated Nile River Valley and Delta. With the nation’s population of 85 million expected to double by 2050, government officials are grappling with ways of ensuring food security and raising nutritional standards.

25 July 2014

UN News Centre, 2014-07-25
24 July 2014 – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for urgent action to improve the health of the world's limited soil resources to ensure that future generations have enough supplies of food, water and energy.

24 July 2014

Mongabay.com, 2014-07-24
Better utilization of its vast areas of pasturelands could enable Brazil to dramatically boost agricultural production without the need to clear another hectare of Amazon rainforest, cerrado, or Atlantic forest, argues a new study published in the journal Global Environmental Change.

23 July 2014

allAfrica.com, 2014-07-23
The agricultural transformation agenda of the federal government is taking shape with many investors looking for ways of keying into it and benefit.
 

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