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Detailed plans announced for organic agriculture

Posted on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 by

At the closing of a meeting on organic agriculture in France, Stéphane Travert, French Minister of Agriculture, unveiled the completed Organic Ambition 2022 plan, announced earlier this year. The plan is a more complete version of a roadmap released this spring, and is organized around seven major axes. Here is summary of the overall […]

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Italian scientist brings non-GMO “pasta power” climate adaptation solution to West Africa

Posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 by

A breakthrough in wheat-breeding has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, potentially boosting the income for 1 million farming families, and therefore winning the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security. The genome fingerprinting research project led by Dr. Filippo Bassi […]

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In Kenya ,agroforestry is a win – win

Posted on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 by

The Cherangani people, an indigenous community in Kenya’s Rift Valley, have always called the Cherangani Hills Forest their ancestral home. Also known locally as the Sengwer, they were traditionally reliant on the forest for hunting and gathering, herbal medicines, honey, and sorghum and millet farming. Then the colonial government evicted them from the forest, only […]

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The magical wilderness farm: raising cows among the weeds at Knepp

Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2018 by

Orange tip butterflies jink over grassland and a buzzard mews high on a thermal. Blackthorns burst with bridal white blossom and sallow leaves of peppermint green unfurl. The exhilaration in this corner of West Sussex is not, however, simply the thrilling explosion of spring. The land is bursting with an unusual abundance of life; rampant […]

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The Kuwili Lani Agrihood

Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 by

The Kuwili Lani Agrihood is a 13.9 acre site, consisting of 11 one-plus-acre lots zoned for agricultural use and designed to be an independent, low-impact / low carbon footprint development.  All lots have ocean and sky view planes and offer peaceful pastoral scenes. There is a private road and private security gate, as well as a […]

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Better Use of Forests, Food and Land Can Deliver 30 Percent of Climate Solutions

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by

As part of the Global Climate Action Summit, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), together with a broad coalition of partners, on Monday issued the 30X30 Forests, Food and Land Challenge: calling on businesses, states, city and local governments, and global citizens to take action for better forest and habitat conservation, food production and consumption, and land use, working together across […]

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Mesquite in Mexico: The Renaissance of an Ancestral Staple Crop in a Time of Climate Change

Posted on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 by

Probably no other plant has played such a vital role in the ecologies, and among the human populations of the arid and semiarid regions of Mexico and the US, as the multifunctional mesquite tree. This extremely resilient and adaptable tree has a rich ethnobotanical history and holds great potential to become a major staple food […]

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They turned this Miami church into a farm

Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 by

Moses Kashem had a crazy idea — or so everyone else thought. The son of a Muslim Indian father and a Catholic Italian mother, he wanted to turn the four unused acres surrounding a Miami Episcopal church into an urban organic farm. His vision was that it could provide income for St. Simon’s Episcopal church, for […]

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Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 by

Ethiopia is in the middle of the worst drought in 50 years. It’s the sort of shock to the system we are likely to see more of with climate change. But Ethiopia is also home to a successful experiment to make the land more resilient to drought. If we are going to adapt to our changing […]

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Turning desert to fertile farmland on the Loess Plateau

Posted on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 by

Around 3,000 years ago, farmers settled on the fertile Loess Plateau in western China, a region about the size of France. By the 7th century, the rich soils were feeding about one quarter of the Chinese population. But intense pressure on the land eroded the soil. By the 20th century, desertification had condemned the remaining […]

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