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Ollivier Girard for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Photo Ollivier Girard for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

, , June 23, 2016

Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

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7 facts on climate change & food production for sustainable development     On the frontline of climate change, effects are real and measurable. As climate change evolves, food and agriculture need to follow suit. Rising temperatures, changes in rainfall, erratic weather patterns and the prevalence of pests and diseases resulting from climate change threaten… Read more »

Albert Gonzalez Farran - UNAMID

Photo Albert Gonzalez Farran - UNAMID

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To fight desertification, let’s manage our land better

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Every year, we lose 24 billion tons of fertile soil to erosion and 12 million hectares of land to desertification and drought.  This threatens the lives and livelihoods of 1.5 billion people now. In the future, desertification could displace up to 135 million people by 2045. Land degradation could also reduce global food production by up to… Read more »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

, , , , , June 22, 2016

Farming for a Small Planet: Agroecology Now

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The primary obstacle to sustainable food security is an economic model and thought system, embodied in industrial agriculture, that views life in disassociated parts, obscuring the destructive impact this approach has on humans, natural resources, and the environment. Industrial agriculture is characterized by waste, pollution, and inefficiency, and is a significant contributor to climate change…. Read more »

G. Smith (CIAT)

Photo G. Smith (CIAT)

Senegal’s farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones

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When birds and clouds are no longer an accurate indicator of rain, text messages can step in   SIKILO, Senegal June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Walking through his dry millet field, Alioune Djaby, chief of Sikilo village, waits for a sign that rainfall is coming. Normally, he would look for clouds in the sky… Read more »

Young farmer in western Kenya.

Photo C.Schubert (CCAFS)

, , , , June 21, 2016

Is farming really cool? Re-evaluating young farmers’ needs and perspectives of the Kenyan agricultural landscape

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James Ogweno and Catherine Mungai Young people will determine the future of Kenya – “Nearly 80 per cent of Kenya’s population is aged below 35 years. This population is also the best educated in the history of this country, with about 80 per cent having post primary school education. The future of this country, especially… Read more »

Hamish John Appleby (IWMI)

Photo Hamish John Appleby (IWMI)

, , , , June 18, 2016

Climate-smart agriculture: More than just greenwashing?

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Ahead of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture’s (GASCA) second forum, to be held in Italy, numerous development, environment and agri-associations have raised these pressing concerns. Climate change means that a global shift towards an ecologically sustainable, climate-friendly rural agricultural model is more urgent, with integrated approaches like Community Supported Agriculture and ‘food sovereignty’ in… Read more »

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