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CIFOR -5 hours ago

Kenyan farmers can bank on tree seeds

World Agroforestry germplasm conserves genetic diversity Tree genebanks can make a valuable contribution to the food security and incomes of smallholder farmers in developing countries, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Food Security, examined the experiences of farmers in Kenya who had requested seeds for multipurpose tree species from the World […] The post Kenyan f...

timberbiz -3 days ago

IFA slams decision to cut university funding for environmental studies

the Institute of Foresters (IFA/AFG), the professional association representing some 1000 forest scientists, researchers and professional forest managers, has said that the almost one third cut to university funding of environmental studies courses is short sighted. Source: Timberbiz IFA/AFG President Bob Gordon said at a time when the nation needs more students and money invested in understanding...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Bee aware of what proposed conversions of WA native forestry could cost

The WA State Government has been warned potential future conversion of Western Australia’s native forest to reserve or national park, would cost the state millions through lost production. Source: Timberbiz Representatives from of the Forest Industries Federation of WA and the Bee Industry Council of WA recently met with the Environment Minister Stephen Dawson’s senior policy advisors, to outl...

USFS -1 month ago

Dual roles of glutathione in silver nanoparticle detoxification and enhancement of nitrogen assimilation in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill)

Widespread use of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) as pesticides and fungicides in agriculture is a major environmental concern. In the present study, soybean (Glycine max L.) was grown in Ag NP (0–62.5 mg kg<sup>−1</sup>)-amended soil with or without the addition of glutathione (GSH). Ag NPs exerted severe phytotoxicity and caused the reduction of shoot and root biomass and total num...

Climate Home -2 months ago

‘Solidarity economy’: Indigenous women run WhatsApp food swap in Costa Rica

The Cabécar community is combining traditional customs and modern technology to cope with pandemic and climate change pressures on food security The post ‘Solidarity economy’: Indigenous women run WhatsApp food swap in Costa Rica appeared first on Climate Home News....

AFTA -2 months ago

Edible Acorn Oaks for Food Security

Acorns have long been an appealing food source for humans (Šálková et al. 2012).  The acceptance of acorns as an alternative modern crop is developing (Vinha et al. 2016).  Acorn gathering and processing has provided an exciting opportunity to engage the community and teach food security principles to youth in Northern California (Figure 1).  Perennial cropping presents an opport...

AFTA -2 months ago

Comparing winter greenhouse gas emissions in perennial bioenergy crops on marginally productive agricultural land in southern Ontario, Canada

Establishing perennial bioenergy crops on marginal lands that do not compete with food crops for land occupation is viewed as an innovative approach to meeting our current and future energy demands while ensuring food security (Norgrove 2010). This is because perennial grasses and short-rotation woody crops such as switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), miscanthus (Miscanthus giganteus), and willow (Sali...

timberbiz -3 months ago

Barking mad bakeries in Finland

Each morning at the Ämmän Leipä bakery in Kainuu, eastern Finland, bakers bustle around preparing the bread for the day. Flour is sifted and dough is kneaded to make customer favourites like maalaisleipä (sourdough) and rieska (Finnish flatbread). But for one product there’s an unlikely ingredient: tree bark. Source: Timberbiz Pettuleipä, or ‘bark bread’, is made by removing the out...

INBAR -3 months ago

Webinar | Bamboo for Smallholder Income & Food Security | Poverty Reduction & Livelihood Development

The way we learn and share experiences is changing. INBAR’s themed online webinar series brings bamboo and rattan experts from all over the world together to educate, inspire and discuss, without the need for travel. Bamboo is a food source for humans, and feed and fodder for livestock. Bamboo shoots are an important traded commodity, a nutrition rich food and are associated with cuisine and c...

CIFOR -3 months ago

Forests can help reshape ‘dysfunctional’ global food system, scientists say

No need to sacrifice forests in quest for food security...

CIFOR -4 months ago

Well-managed peatlands vital part of global food security, GLF delegates say

Experts detail peatland conservation and restoration efforts ...

CIFOR -4 months ago

GLF talks dig deep on food security, soils and social inclusion

Shaping soil organic carbon sequestration projects for small-scale farmers...

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