Tag: Global Food Security

Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

By Katelyn Roett / June 5, 2017 TEXCOCO, Mexico (CIMMYT) –  Farmers in Mexico’s ecologically-fragile Yucatán Peninsula are beginning to adopt innovative practices to manage traditional mixed-cropping systems called “milpas” that can slow or even stop deforestation and soil degradation. Agriculture is the second-largest emitter of global greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Breakthroughs in agriculture for action on climate change

Achieving sustainable development with climate-smart agriculture The facts are startling. More than 2 billion people (CDC, 2015) worldwide suffer from micronutrient deficiency – 795 million (FAO, 2015) of whom are undernourished. The challenge to nutritiously and securely feed the growing population is further exacerbated by climate change which […]

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Talks seek agriculture-environment harmony in plant exchange

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Agriculture and environment representatives from nine Asian countries convened this week at the headquarters of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to discuss mutually supportive implementation of international agreements on plant exchange. National focal points came from Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, […]

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Poisoned, Marginalised, Bankrupt and Dead

Written by: COLIN TODHUNTER It is becoming increasingly apparent that food and agriculture across the world is in crisis. Food is becoming denutrified, unhealthy and poisoned with chemicals and diets are becoming less diverse. There is a loss of plant and insect diversity, which threatens food security, soils are […]

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Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP)

Program Description The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) is currently accepting applications from sub-Saharan African students conducting research on topics related to the US Government’s global hunger initiative — Feed the Future.  All topics related to agriculture (as defined by Title XII) and the Feed […]

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