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Why the fires in the Amazon are a global responsibility

Andre Laperrière, Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), dives into why the Amazon fires are a global responsibility.
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Research finds that sustainable palm oil is best for biodiversity

Connected areas of high-quality forest running through sustainable palm oil plantations could help support increased levels of biodiversity, new research suggests.
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To tackle climate change we need to rethink our food system

Here, Kathleen Rogers and Dr. Shenggen Fan, discuss their opinion of what needs to change with our food system so humans can survive climate change.
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Open Data in global food security, climate change and the agricultural crisis

André Laperrière, Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN), discusses global food security and what can be done to solve this ongoing, critical issue.
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Where is the clean water in Iraq?

Authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient clean water in Iraq, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch said in a report.
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Climate changes, risk assessment and resilience

Alberto Mantovani discusses the consequences of climate changes for human health and welfare, including the disruption of agricultural productions.
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Caged flowers could save rare bees in the UK

A breakthrough project offering hope for one of the UK’s rarest bumblebees has been launched on the Peak District moors near Sheffield this month, with support from the National Lottery.
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Resourcing modern industries by responsive mining solutions

Kate Moore, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter, discusses whether small mining operations can supply the raw materials for manufacturing of modern technologies.
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World Bank blockchain pilot sows fresh narrative for Haiti’s farmers

AgriLedger, an agricultural-focused blockchain systems provider, is working on a World Bank backed pilot that offers end-to-end full traceability through their platform to enable transparency along the value chain.
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Polder project: Coastal zone of Bangladesh

Professor Robert Aiken discusses work on food networks in this report, specifically the Polder project.
Genetic improvement

The genetic improvement of cowpea: Develop high-yielding varieties

CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals is working on genetic improvement of the important crop cowpea to develop high-yielding varieties with resistance to diseases and pests and to increase its production and consumption, as this article from The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) explains.
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UK Government to help farmers in new clean air strategy

The government has launched a new strategy to clean up our air - which includes a commitment to support farmers’ efforts to tackle air pollution.
ammonia emissions

New voluntary guide to help farmers reduce ammonia emissions

A new guide has been released which sets out simple steps farmers, advisors and contractors can take to reduce ammonia emissions to help improve air quality.
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£90 million to revolutionise tech in UK agriculture

Business Secretary Greg Clark, announced plans to invest £90 million into improving technology in UK agriculture at the National Farmers’ Union Conference (February 21st).
modification of plants

Artificial chromosome technology in the modification of plants

James A. Birchler from University of Missouri, Columbia gives an absorbing insight into research around the modification of plants for food crops
consumption and production

Linking consumption and production

James Lomax from the Economy Division at UN Environment offers his thoughts on the policy priorities for global food systems
Biological Control Fire Ants

The hurdles of Biological Control to control the Red Imported Fire Ant.

Guadalupe Rojas, Juan. A. Morales-Ramos, Jian Chen, Michael Grodowitz, and Margaret Allen discuss the hurdles of Biological Control to control the Red Imported Fire Ant. The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, is one of the most successful invasive ants and it is regarded as one of the world’s worst invasive...
Organic – keeping it natural

Organic – keeping it natural

Only put in what you want to get out: Clare McDermott, from the Soil Association describes how an organic system keeps it natural… Organic is a term defined by law. Any food labelled as organic must meet a strict set of standards so even if produce has been grown organically, to...
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Forest engineering, the backbone of timber and fiber supply

Forests and some of the services they provide have been prominently on the international agenda, gaining considerable public attention: conservation, biodiversity, carbon storage, recreation or wilderness are the most notable issues thereof. Although those services only came on the public agenda from the 1960s, they have dominated the set...
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Managing the forests of Switzerland

Forests play a pivotal role in the environment, here AG assesses how Switzerland’s forests are maintained. Forests not only act as places of tranquillity and recreation, but also play a major role in providing essential services and resources for people, plants and animals. Across the globe, forests contribute substantially to...

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