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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.

6 July 2015

DailyHerald Tribune, 2015-07-06
Land use is dominated by agriculture and forestry, which is affecting biodiversity in Northern Alberta, according to two reports released by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, 2015-07-06
To protect natural ecosystems in the long term, some conservationists advocate "land sparing," in which farmers intensify agricultural practices to boost yields, theoretically enabling them to forgo expansion into natural areas. Others advocate "land sharing," in which farmers take over more land but use low-intensity, more environmentally friendly agricultural practices.

3 July 2015

Irish Times, 2015-07-03
The stand-out metric in the Government’s latest 10-year strategy for the agri-food sector is the 85 per cent increase in exports to €19 billion.

2 July 2015

Guardian (UK), 2015-07-02
We are trapped in a vicious cycle: we will need to grow 50% more food by 2050 to feed 9 billion people but agriculture, which is paradoxically vulnerable to climate change, generates 25% of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change.

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