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CBD -7 days ago

New UN Report Warns Of Adverse Impacts Of Climate Change - Analysis

A new UN study has warned of accelerating climate change on land, sea and in the atmosphere. Compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), parented by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the report documents impacts of weather and climate events on socio-economic development, human health, migration and displacement, food security and land and marine ecosystems....

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Gender empowerment in forestry on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, a very special day to celebrate women’s achievements, it was time to raise awareness against gender bias and take action for equality. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Source: Timberbiz Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, d...

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

International Women's Day 2020: FTA interview with Violet Chanza Black

For International Women's Day 2020 FTA interviews Violet Chanza Black, gender research assistant at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, about her personal struggles to obtain equal education. Listen to her explain how educating a girl can be seen a risk rather than a fundamental right. Her determination to deserve equal education ultimately brought her to achieve an MSc in Develop...

Tree Aid -1 month ago

Our Impact: 2018-19

2018-19 was another record-breaking year for TREE AID, with 1,734,344 trees planted and almost half a million regenerated. As well as improving the environment, soil fertility and acting as a carbon sink, these trees will help transform the lives of people living in poverty in Africa's drylands. We also helped nearly half a million people across Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali and Niger thro...

USFS -1 month ago

Cuba, Puerto Rico, and climate change: shared challenges in agriculture, forestry, and opportunities for collaboration.

Cuba and Puerto Rico have much in common and have been referred to in a poem by Lola Rodríguez de Tío as “…son de un pájaro las dos alas” (two wings of one bird). Throughout their histories, they have faced similar challenges in maintaining food security and ecosystem health. Global climate change now threatens both islands with parallel challenges to their similar cropping systems, fores...

AFTA -1 month ago

Assessing Agroforestry’s Role in Supporting Insect Pollinators

Plant pollination by animals is a critical ecosystem service and an estimated 85% of the world’s flowering plants depend on animals, mostly insects, for pollination (Ollerton et al. 2011). Insect pollination is essential to food security and roughly 35% of global crop production is dependent on pollination by animals (Klein et al. 2007; Eilers et al. 2011). Globally, insect pollinators are in de...

CIFOR -1 month ago

Agroforestry land restoration technique improves food security in Honduras

Inga alley cropping has transformed the lives of 300 subsistence farming families...

USFS -2 months ago

In search of the wetland boundary

Implementation of Section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 and the “swampbuster” provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985 require identification and delineation of wetlands in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations. While a considerable amount of work has gone into characterizing wetlands, very little has gone toward delineating the boundary between unregu...

WRI -2 months ago

The Causes and Effects of Soil Erosion, and How to Prevent It

The Causes and Effects of Soil Erosion, and How to Prevent It Comments|Add Comment|PrintAreas of Indonesia are at high risk of erosion, which can threaten agricultural productivity. Photo by Danumurthi Mahendra/USAID Soil erosion is agriculture’s enemy: a major environmental threat to sustainability and productivity with knock-on effects on the climate crisis and food security.   This is part...

UN-REDD Programme -2 months ago

Homegardens: Looking back at tradition for a greener future in Sri Lanka (SHORT VERSION)

Homegardens in Sri Lanka are among the oldest land use activity, next to shifting cultivation. The construction of a house and its surroundings, including the homegarden, termed as “vasthu”, date back to a period of 6,000 years, and became more common after the introduction of Buddhism to the country in 247 B.C. Homegardens are defined as a sustainable land use system that combines agrofores...

CBD -2 months ago

Mauritius: Wetland Bill in Preparation, Announces Agro Minister

Government in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is preparing a Wetland Bill, under the UNDP project: Mainstreaming Biodiversity into the Management of the Coastal Zone in the Republic of Mauritius, announced the Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr Maneesh Gobin, yesterday at a function organised at Bras D'Eau National Park to mark World We...

CBD -2 months ago

How open data play a role in agriculture

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of zero hunger and increase food security by 2030, governments and multilateral agencies are looking to open data to boost agriculture and farming...

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