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Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

By Nathanael Johnson | May 11, 2016 | 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 … Continue Reading Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

Smart fertilizer management and the quest for sustainable rice production

Pauline Chivenge and Sheetal Sharma   |  Dec 11, 2017                          « PREVIOUS Specific fertilizer recommendations in smallholder rice farming systems could increase … Continue Reading Smart fertilizer management and the quest for sustainable rice production

Moving closer to achieving climate-smart future for Southeast Asia

Written by Nguyen Thu Hang (Viet Nam News) on Dec 6, 2017 Fostering learning and sharing knowledge and experiences across Climate-Smart Villages and projects in Southeast Asia. Based on the CGIAR … Continue Reading Moving closer to achieving climate-smart future for Southeast Asia

Study: farmers could increase their production and contribute to reduce up to one gigaton of metric carbon emissions

by CIAT Communications | Dec 5, 2017 A new study presented at the Bonn Climate Summit, COP23 – produced by an international group of scientists led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, The … Continue Reading Study: farmers could increase their production and contribute to reduce up to one gigaton of metric carbon emissions

Forest tenure reform implementation in Uganda: Opportunities for the future

By 21 Rosalia Omungo | NOV 2017 The absentee landlords of Kibaale: Where are they? In Kibaale district in Uganda, 90 percent of landlords are absent. Accordingly, a majority of … Continue Reading Forest tenure reform implementation in Uganda: Opportunities for the future

The agriculture-forest interface is the key to achieving global restoration goals

BY ALEX DE PINTO AND SALOME BEGELADZE POSTED | NOVEMBER 9, 2017 Deforestation and forest degradation are causing ecological and socioeconomic problems in every part of the world. It is well … Continue Reading The agriculture-forest interface is the key to achieving global restoration goals

New study: Up to 7 billion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere each year through better soil management on farm land

by Georgina Smith | Nov 14, 2017 By better managing farmland soil, the amount of carbon stored in the top 30 centimeters of the soil could increase an extra 0.9 to 1.85 gigatons … Continue Reading New study: Up to 7 billion tonnes of Carbon Dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere each year through better soil management on farm land

Cambodian farmers participate in cross-site visits to learn about Integrated Pest Management practices

 By Xenina Ibabao at 1:54 PM, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Farmers adapt new technologies by integrating new knowledge to existing practices based on their present conditions. The Ecologically-based Participatory Integrated Pest Management for rice … Continue Reading Cambodian farmers participate in cross-site visits to learn about Integrated Pest Management practices

Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

by Julie Mollins / November 14, 2017 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — In conjunction with recent state regulations outlawing the use of fire to destroy field crop waste in northwest India, some farmers … Continue Reading Better farmer access to machinery eases crop residue burning in India

Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one

Health, economic benefits of capturing agricultural nitric oxide outlined in a study. Date: July 27, 2017, Source: Rice University Summary: Biochar could reduce local air pollution from agriculture by reducing emissions of nitric … Continue Reading Biochar could clear the air in more ways than one

ASEAN calls for agroforestry guidelines

BY ROB FINLAYSON · JULY 11, 2017 Agroforestry guidelines are to be established by ASEAN to help its member states share the benefits with their 650 million citizens thanks to the leadership … Continue Reading ASEAN calls for agroforestry guidelines

Land-rights policies in Latin America still fall short, studies show

By: BARBARA FRASER JUNE 18, 2017 Scientists present their findings on forest tenure and land use at a major conference in Peru Peru – Latin American countries have made progress in granting land … Continue Reading Land-rights policies in Latin America still fall short, studies show

Why we should plant food forests instead of gardens

By: ILANA STRAUSS June 14, 2017, 9:33 A. M. In Tel Aviv, locals are turning edible plants into self-regulating ecological forests that require less upkeep than gardens. Invitation for internship in … Continue Reading Why we should plant food forests instead of gardens

East Africa: An urgent need to monitor the forests

ANALYSIS by: ESTHER MWANGI & LAURA VANESSA MUKHWANA: – The region looks to a new observatory to help protect its remaining forests. Africa – East Africa is home to some of the … Continue Reading East Africa: An urgent need to monitor the forests

Explainer: What is carbon farming and the Emissions Reduction Fund?

As the pot of money for carbon farming projects runs out, ABC Rural explains what the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is and how agricultural projects have benefited. What is the … Continue Reading Explainer: What is carbon farming and the Emissions Reduction Fund?

Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy

PRESS RELEASE |March 16, 2017 Resource efficiency can bring annual economic benefits larger than Italy’s GDP If current trends continue, annual resource use per capita will grow by over 70% … Continue Reading Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy

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