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#120660
2019-04-05

Agroecology mitigate climate change in agriculture

Our intensive agriculture plays a key role in the changing of climate by releasing different gases and volatile compounds in air and in soil. This climate change has serious threats on human being as well as plants.

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#120639
2019-04-04

Rémy Martin's vineyards being kept sustainable for years to come

Once you have a glass of your favourite spirit or cocktail in your hand, you rarely think about how it was produced.But climate change is a reality, as is the environmental sustainability of the crops and vineyards that we rely on for our food and drink.

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#120641
2019-04-04

Empowering family farmers is key to achieving Zero Hunger in Southeast Asia

Innovation, access to rural credit – particularly for women – and improvements to rural social protection programmes are important tools to help family farmers in Southeast Asia improve their livelihoods and become more food secure, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FA ...

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#120551
2019-03-28

China and India are making a greener Earth

Human efforts are producing a greener Earth. But the news is not all good, because some of the greening comes from fertiliser pollution.

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#120560
2019-03-28

Nigeria: 'Those Claiming Organic Agric Can't Feed Nigeria Are Ignorant'

Dr Olugbenga AdeOluwa is the Vice-President of the Association of Organic Agriculture Practitioners of Nigeria (AOAPN). He spoke with Head of Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA on what organic agriculture implies, how it can feed the growing population and dangers inherent in genetically modified ...

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#120488
2019-03-25

New publication examines consequences of groundwater depletion to agriculture

A new Council of Agricultural Science and Technology, or CAST, paper examines the causes and consequences of groundwater depletion throughout the U.S. with a focus on how this will affect agriculture—the largest sector of groundwater use.

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#120363
2019-03-14

Biodiversity key to sustainable food production

The Food and Agriculture Organization recently released a report on the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture refers to plants, animals and micro-organisms that sustain the ecosystem structures and processes to provide food and non-food ...

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#120337
2019-03-13

What do gardens bring to urban ecosystems?

"A healthy community requires healthy soil." This idea spurred a consortium of researchers, farmers, and community garden practitioners to dive into the challenges -- and opportunities -- of urban agriculture. Their efforts, now in a second year, may highlight how urban soil can be a resource fo ...

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#120286
2019-03-11

How reduced biodiversity leads to the slow loss of foods we love

Last week, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization released a landmark report, stating, “There is a real risk of the plant and animal species that provide our food, fuel and fibre (as well as the many animals, insects and micro-organisms that make up crucial parts of the food chain ...

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#120287
2019-03-11

Study examines indigenous agriculture, how it could help state food problems

Basic logic demands agricultural production increase as Earth’s population grows. But the ever-expanding impacts of climate change, exacerbated by that population growth, will inevitably drive agricultural productivity downward.

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#120289
2019-03-11

A Set Menu for Europe? Building a Food Policy that Brings Everybody to the Same Table

The European Union urgently needs a common food policy to build sustainable food systems, says a recent report from the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food). This shared policy would provide a common direction for food and farming systems in the Union, which suf ...

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#120224
2019-03-06

Growing need for food is reason for more biodiversity

Deep within southern Ethiopia’s agroforestry landscapes, where farmers grow grain and keep cattle, sheep, goats and donkeys, researchers counted more than 4,100 birds as part of an assessment on agricultural productivity and biodiversity.

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#120233
2019-03-06

Sustainable trade as a means to protect biodiversity

“There’s a rang-tan in my bedroom and I don’t know what to do,” the small girl says. The rang tang replies, “there’s a human in my forest and I don’t know what to do.” Does this ring a bell? It originates from an advertisement of a British supermarket chain, subsequently banned from television i ...

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#120235
2019-03-06

Italy’s olive oil crisis: extreme weather and disease caused last harvest to drop by 57%

Italy’s olive oil production could be drying up and supplies exhausted within a month, after the industry experienced a concerning 57 per cent drop in production last year.

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#120211
2019-03-05

Disappearing rice fields threaten more global warming

All over China, a huge change has been taking place without any of us noticing. Rice paddies have been (and are being) converted at an astonishing rate into aquaculture ponds to produce more protein for the worlds growing populations. This change risks creating an unexpected impact on global war ...

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#120214
2019-03-05

Droughts, extreme weather and empowered consumers mean tough choices for farmers

The National Farmers Federation wants to lift the value of Australian agricultural production to $100 billion by 2030.While that might be possible – on the current trajectory it is forecast to reach $84 billion by 2030 – we should be mindful of the substantial, and sometimes painful, reforms tha ...

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#120184
2019-03-04

Regenerative agriculture can make farmers stewards of the land again

For years, "sustainable" has been the buzzword in conversations about agriculture. If farmers and ranchers could slow or stop further damage to land and water, the thinking went, that was good enough. I thought that way too, until I started writing my new book, "One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s ...

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#120185
2019-03-04

Biodiversity: Africa’s key to food security and sustainable livelihoods

Unfolding events all over the world are pointing in one direction; that is the imminence of climate change which may prove irreversible. The timing, magnitude of impacts and places where impacts would be felt might vary, but climate change has proven to be inescapable. Choices before nations and ...

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#120194
2019-03-04

Biodiversity crisis: Technological advances in agriculture are not a sufficient response

Rapid population and economic growth are destroying biological diversity—especially in the tropics. This was reported by a research team led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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#120144
2019-02-28

Egypt- FAO warns of biodiversity loss, praises biodiversity-friendly practices

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned in a recent report that the biodiversity of food and agriculture in the Arab region is under serious danger. This is the first-ever report to analyse the state of plants, animals, and microorganisms that support food and agricultural production ...

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#120130
2019-02-27

Saving the world's most endangered food

The Ark of Taste aims to rescue traditional foods at risk of extinction. Its catalog already numbers more than 5,000 products from around the world, and is open for more nominations.

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#120132
2019-02-27

The future of food: scientists, chefs, dietitians on the push for a radical new diet

Scientists have recently advocated a shift to the planetary health diet (or flexitarianism) to halt the widespread environmental damage done by the food production industry. But what would these new diets look like in practice and how much of a change do they entail?

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#120089
2019-02-26

Beneath the surface: South Africa’s food system is in trouble

The deep flaws in the way in which we produce our food were brought into sharp focus during a drive from the Lowveld to the Highveld. South Africa’s food system is in trouble but I’d be the first to admit that it’s not a message that’s immediately easy to credit. On the surface, we appear to hav ...

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#120090
2019-02-26

Identifying common ground for sustainable agriculture in Europe

Agriculture is critical to achieving many Sustainable Development Goals. New research from Lund University shows that researchers, policymakers, and farmers in Europe currently have different, often conflicting, priorities for sustainable agriculture. The researchers propose a way forward built ...

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#120103
2019-02-26

How Crowdsourcing Seeds Can Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

In Ethiopia and other developing nations, scientists are working with small-scale farmers on trials to see which seed varieties perform best in changing conditions. These initiatives are enabling farmers to make smarter crop choices in the face of rising temperatures, drought, and more extreme w ...

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#120075
2019-02-25

Biodiversity declines threaten world food production, warns United Nations

A drop in global biodiversity is putting our ability to produce food at risk, a new United Nations report warns. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, biodiversity in food and agriculture “is indispensable to food security and sustainable development.”

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#120078
2019-02-25

'Terrifying’: There’s a rapid loss of biodiversity that’s placing global food supplies at risk of ‘irreversible collapse’

A groundbreaking report by the United Nations highlighting the rapid, widespread loss of many of the world’s plant and animal species should be on the front page of every newspaper in the world, argued climate action and food access advocates on Friday.

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#120060
2019-02-22

UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

The plants, animals, and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study.

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#120028
2019-02-20

Wake Up and Smell the Organic Coffee

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 20 2019 (IPS) - In 1992, the idea of replanting her father’s ruined coffee farm seemed foolhardy at the time. But in retrospect it was the best business decision that Dorienne Rowan-Campbell, an international development consultant and broadcast journalist, could have made.

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#120029
2019-02-20

European farms could grow green and still be able to feed population

Research shows loss in yields could be offset by reorienting diets away from grain-fed meat

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#120014
2019-02-19

Towards a “Great Food Transformation”

Unsustainable food systems are threatening human health and environmental sustainability. We need to change the way we farm—and our diets. There are more of us, we’re getting wealthier, and we’re demanding more protein-rich foods, such as meat. In the long run, this is simply not sustainable.

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#120016
2019-02-19

Bees brought Bavarians together. And they have a lesson for us all

Last week, Bavarians forced their state legislature to change farming policies with the most successful petition in the state’s history. And while the law proposed by the petition covers a range of measures, it’s no surprise that campaigners’ rallying cry quickly became “save the bees”.

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#119989
2019-02-18

Will biodiversity become the new organic?

There are signs more actors in the food system are focusing more on biodiversity to try to make their businesses more sustainable. just-food's US columnist Victor Martino explores.

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#119991
2019-02-18

Even without GMOs, Uganda can beat food insecurity, New FAO boss

Uganda is a country with a huge potential when it comes to agriculture. It’s blessed with a lot of water and fertile soils which can guarantee sustained production and food security. But when we look at the statistics in terms of food and nutrition, we realise that there is still a lot of work t ...

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#120002
2019-02-18

Virtual fences, robot workers, stacked crops: farming in 2040

It is 2040 and Britain’s green and pleasant countryside is populated by robots. We have vertical farms of leafy salads, fruit and vegetables, and livestock is protected by virtual fencing. Changing diets have seen a decline in meat consumption while new biotech production techniques not only hel ...

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#119968
2019-02-15

Prickly pears: 'humble' cactus brings hope to Algeria

For generations Algerians like the Gueldasmi family have barely eked out a living growing prickly pear fruits, but thanks to the cactus's new found virtues their lives are steadily improving."Now, my future is here. There is no need to go abroad" to find work, said Fethi Gueldasmi, 40, whose fam ...

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#119973
2019-02-15

How to eat to save the world

There is not a country in the world that is not grappling with the serious health and environmental consequences of its citizens’ diets. There has to be a better way to feed everyone well and sustainably.

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#119933
2019-02-14

Climate pioneers: how small farmers could be leading the way towards sustainable agriculture

Agriculture is a leading cause of climate change, but it is also undeniably affected by it. Farming must therefore change in order to keep up with global demands, while reducing its environmental impact. Without these necessary changes, it’s estimated that by 2030, the impacts of climate change ...

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#119934
2019-02-14

Food finally features in the climate debate. Now what?

After years of neglect, agriculture finally found a place in the climate talks in 2017. Its absence during the lifespan of the United Nations negotiations on climate change was always conspicuous.

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#119937
2019-02-14

Buy organic food to help curb global insect collapse, say scientists

Buying organic food is among the actions people can take to curb the global decline in insects, according to leading scientists. Urging political action to slash pesticide use on conventional farms is another, say environmentalists.

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#119906
2019-02-12

FAO to release “The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture” report

On Friday, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is set to present to the media the findings of the upcoming The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture report – to be launched on 22 February.

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#119879
2019-02-11

Between food and biodiversity

Cristiana Pasca Palmer : How does the weaver ant help to deliver the food on your plate? The answer might not be immediately obvious, but this feisty predator is critical to maintaining balance in the global food chain: eating and repelling fruit flies that could otherwise destroy lucrative and ...

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#119853
2019-02-08

Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system

In the face of worsening climate chaos and massive economic inequities wreaking havoc on the nation, a broad coalition of social justice and environmental organizations and visionary politicians such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are building momentum for a Green New Deal. All electe ...

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#119828
2019-02-07

Feature: Returning to organic farming: next generation of Chinese farmers

Wang Xin, 33, is a landscape designer by profession and farmer in practice. The strawberries coming from his organic plantation in the southern outskirts of Beijing are believed by his clients to be "the best of China."

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#119829
2019-02-07

Collective of 400 EU stakeholders call for a ‘common food policy’

400 agriculture-related EU stakeholders, convened by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), has mapped out a new governance architecture for food systems in a bid to create sustainable food systems under a ‘Common Food Policy’.

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#119790
2019-02-06

Pope offered $1m to go vegan for Lent

The Pope is being offered $1m (£764,000) for a charity of his choice if he goes vegan for Lent. Pope Francis is being urged to give up meat and dairy for the six weeks before Easter by experts who say the move is the single biggest way to cut a person’s carbon footprint.

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#119791
2019-02-06

Oil palms need one-ninth of land used by other vegetable oil crops

A palm oil task force of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released the results of a study showing that palm oil production is the most efficient in terms of land use compared with other vegetable oils, which need nine times more land to produce the same amount of oil.

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#119794
2019-02-06

No degree, no problem for this rice innovator

Despite lacking a college or university education, farmer Pham Van Nhut in Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has made great contributions to agricultural development in his community.

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#119802
2019-02-06

For a healthier planet and people, we must fix our broken food system

Food is not only the most fundamental of human needs, but also one of the closest connections humans have with the natural environment. Along with the air we breathe and the water we drink, the food we eat is also a leading driver of public health.

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