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More cassava for less time

By Maria Eliza Villarino | Apr 5, 2018 Cassava has a relatively long growth cycle compared to other important crops. It takes an average of 10-12 months — sometimes up to 24 months! … Continue Reading More cassava for less time

Empowering youth to protect fisheries in the Solomon Islands

By Faye Aborina Siota | 26 May 2017 In the Solomon Islands, discussions and decisions on managing local fisheries mostly involve men, who are typically the elders and hold the leadership positions … Continue Reading Empowering youth to protect fisheries in the Solomon Islands

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

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

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

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

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 … Continue Reading Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

Closer look: Landscape level assessment for the Central Namib Desert

Written by: Pippa Howard The southern African country of Namibia has been high on Fauna & Flora International’s (FFI) agenda since early 2007. Both Pippa Howard and Dave Wright from … Continue Reading Closer look: Landscape level assessment for the Central Namib Desert

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

Leopold Center Avoids Shut-Down, but its Future Remains Uncertain

BY LISA HELD  |  Agroecology, Food Policy, Good Food Vanguard Iowa’s governor vetoed a close of the national leader in sustainable agriculture research but eliminated its budget, leaving its three … Continue Reading Leopold Center Avoids Shut-Down, but its Future Remains Uncertain

CIAT-CCAFS Science Informed $250 Million World Bank Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment

By: Evan Girvetz Climate Change and Soils e.girvetz@cgiar.org The Challenge Kenya is highly vulnerable to serious threats posed by climate change and highly dependent on climate-sensitive natural resources. Given the extent of … Continue Reading CIAT-CCAFS Science Informed $250 Million World Bank Climate-Smart Agriculture Investment

World Green Economy leaders look for ways to spark a new green revolution – and set a path to the 2030 Agenda

EXTERNAL COOPERATION |March 27, 2017 Leading economists, CEOs, ministers, heads of UN agencies and high-level representatives from nongovernmental organizations meet today in Berlin Countries donate close to €15 million to … Continue Reading World Green Economy leaders look for ways to spark a new green revolution – and set a path to the 2030 Agenda

Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Tim Flannery’s new book Atmosphere of Hope highlights innovative solutions to the world’s climate crisis by Charlie Smith on October 12th, 2015 at 7:52 PM By Tim Flannery. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 245 pp, hardcover Runaway … Continue Reading Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis

How does big data help sustainability campaigns?

Food waste has one of the lowest recycling rates in Singapore, and a fair number of organizations here are starting to tackle this. If food waste digesters could provide data … Continue Reading How does big data help sustainability campaigns?

Cool Planet: Can Biochar Fertilize Soil and Help Fight Climate Change?

Cool Planet: can biochar fertilize soil and help fight climate change?  A green energy startup intends to produce bio-based fuels from woody plants, and use the burnt byproducts as the … Continue Reading Cool Planet: Can Biochar Fertilize Soil and Help Fight Climate Change?

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