Biodiversity & Agriculture in the News

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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.

17 April 2019

World Economic Forum, 2019-04-17
Agriculture is already one of the biggest contributors to global warming. The greenhouse gases released in the form of methane from cattle and rice farms, nitrous oxide from fertilized fields, and carbon dioxide from deforestation to make space for crops and livestock, add up to more emissions than all our cars, trucks, trains and airplanes combined.
Le Figaro, 2019-04-17
En adoptant une agriculture agroécologique basée sur la suppression des intrants chimiques, la baisse de l'élevage intensif, et une augmentation des prairies et de l'élevage extensif, l'Europe parviendrait à nourrir «durablement» ses 530 millions d'habitants en 2050, conclut une étude publiée ce mardi.

15 April 2019

Deccan Chronicle, 2019-04-15
The third Western Ghat Manifesto seeks to trigger a debate on ecological concerns of the biodiversity hotspot which sustains southern peninsula.
 

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