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Forest & Food Security

CBD -6 days 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...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Farmers urged to adopt organic farming for sustained production

Farmers in Ghana have been urged to adopt organic farming practices to increase and sustain agriculture production, ensure food security and protect the environment from pollution....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Food security plan after Brexit: biggest shake-up to farming in 40 years

The UK's food security is to be regularly assessed by parliament to ensure minimal disruption to supplies after the country leaves the EU and while new trade deals are sought....

CBD -2 weeks ago

'Emirati Queen Bee' for UAE's food security is here

The UAE is crossbreeding bees to develop a resilient Queen that can endure the harsh desert climate and sustain crucial pollination rates crucial for the country's food security, Gulf News can exclusively reveal....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Rising eco-anxiety means we should address mental health alongside food security

For over a quarter of a century, United Nations climate negotiations have failed to reach a legally binding treaty. For instance, the failed 1997 Kyoto Protocol was modelled after the success of the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which legally required all nations to phase out chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), a chemical used in refrigerators and air conditioners. Eco-anxiety - the difficult emotions caused by...

MCD -4 weeks ago

Wildlife hunting in complex human-environmental systems: How understanding natural resource use and human welfare can improve conservation in the Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar

Conservation officials work to manage complex and interacting human-environmental systems, where balancing needs between the two systems can become a source of tension. This study presents information on the use of natural resources by, and the health and welfare of, rural communities within and near Ankarafantsika National Park (ANP) in northwestern Madagascar. We focus on behaviors that are diff...

FAO -2 months ago

Need for transformational change to address food security, agriculture and forestry together

FAO Director-General highlights solutions to deforestation on the margins of COP25...

CBD -2 months ago

How Peru's potato museum could stave off world food crisis

With a climate changing faster than most crops can adapt and food security under threat around the world, scientists have found hope in a living museum dedicated to a staple eaten by millions daily: the humble potato....

CBD -2 months ago

OPINION: Innovative financing of resilient food systems key to global security

Financing climate-smart rice production is key to global food security and urgently needed to avert social unrest...

CBD -2 months ago

Europe-banned insecticide 'threatens Africa's food security'

[CAPE TOWN] Scientists are calling on African policymakers to act urgently to control the use of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which threaten the wider ecosystem and food security, and have been banned by the European Union....

Elsevier -2 months ago

Indigenous people’s attachment to shifting cultivation in the Eastern Himalayas, India: A cross-sectional evidence

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Dileep Kumar Pandey, Himansu Kumar De, Shantanu Kumar Dubey, Bagish Kumar, Shivani Dobhal, P. AdhiguruAbstractShifting cultivation (SC), or swidden, continues to be a predominant agricultural practice in some parts of North-East India despite efforts by the state to discourage that practice. The indigenous peo...

CBD -2 months ago

Restoring the balance between wildlife and food security

"There used to be a lot of wildlife here in my father's and grandfather's time: deer, tapir, capybara and peccaries," explains Asaph, a traditional hunter from the Wapishana Indigenous tribe in the Rupununi region of Guyana. "There are still some animals in the Kanuku Mountains, but they are harder to find."...

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