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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.

26 August 2015

Deutsche Welle, 2015-08-26
While the rise of soya monocultures is changing the face of rural Paraguay, small-scale farmers are fighting back with traditional and environmentally friendly agriculture.

24 August 2015

Science Daily, 2015-08-24
A molecular approach has been used to identify the protein responsible for germination of Striga seeds through visualization by green fluorescence.
UN News Centre, 2015-08-24
24 August 2015 – At the start of the World Water Week conference in Stockholm, Sweden, the United Nations agriculture agency today announced that it would develop a new open-access data portal that uses satellite imagery to provide insights into more efficient and productive use of agricultural waters – helping water-scarce countries in the Near East and North Africa better manage the resource.
 

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