Regenerative agriculture the solution, says Woody Harrelson

Green Prophet

They have played a part in making a movie that explains regenerative agriculture and it’s called Kiss the Ground. The big catchphrase in the ecosphere – which to many is a spiritual place for understanding what we want to build on this planet – is regenerative agriculture.

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The Al Baydha Project: How Regenerative Agriculture Revived Green Life In A Saudi Arabian Desert

Green Prophet

They initiated a development project with the aim of restoring sustainable agriculture to the area. Agricultural production can return, creating jobs and improving the economy of any region. . It’s a testament to the potential of regenerative agriculture, and a template of reforestation of millions of hectares of desert landscape, in the Arabian Peninsula, and beyond.” Nature Sustainable regenerative agriculture sustainable agriculture

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Russian backyard agriculture

Green (Living) Review

backyard agriculture backyard gardens Dacha system Dachas feeding a nation green living kins domain Russia Russian Federationby Michael Smith (Veshengro) Around 35 million backyard gardens are in private family possession in Russia and the government supports this with a legal right to a free, tax-free piece of land from 1-3 ha (in some regions even up to 6 ha).

Agriculture Can be a Solution for Deforestation in Chiapas, Mexico

Nature Conservancy - Science

Like many of the places where The Nature Conservancy works, Chiapas, Mexico, is a biodiversity hotspot under threat: as the fertility of existing agricultural lands decreases, the agricultural sector expands into bordering forests. TNC’s program in Chiapas, led by Alejandro… From the Field Ideas Agriculture Conservation Science Forests Protected Areas

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Eco-Friendly Agriculture; the Advantage of Effective Land Drainage

Living Green & Saving Energy

Increasing Profits in Eco-Friendly Agriculture; the Advantage of Effective Land Drainage. agriculture saving water Increasing Profits in Eco-Friendly Agriculture; the Advantage of Effective Land Drainage

Industrial agriculture and forestry

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) We are dealing with Nature as if she were a factory floor and we even call agriculture and forestry nowadays industries. Agri-Industry agriculture Earth forestry green living Mother Earth natureNature is not a factory floor, however, but a living intricate organism that cannot be (just) exploited, whether it is in the way that we farm today or the way that we deal with our woods and forests.

New Research Shows Healthy Agriculture Means Healthier Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

What can stressed-out birds tell us about conservation and agriculture? Ideas

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Wild Pollinator Habitat Benefits Agriculture

Nature Conservancy - Science

Despite the evidence of wild pollinators being a viable alternative to managed honey bees, they are only just beginning to catch on as a strategy in the agricultural community, primarily due to a lack of understanding of the costs and benefits of investing in them. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) data to calculate the costs of implementing one acre of wild pollinator habitat per 24 acres of crop production.

Gene editing or gene modification in agriculture? What’s better – or worse?

Green Prophet

Despite their vast potential to help improve global food security while reducing pesticide use, many countries are extremely resistant to planting GM crops, with 85% of global GM agricultural land coming from just four countries: the US, Brazil, Argentina and Canada. Gene editing could be set to become the next revolution in agriculture, allowing the precise editing of specific genes without introducing foreign DNA into the final crop. Cities agriculture CRISPR gene editing GM GMO

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Agricultural Reality Stars

Green (Living) Review

Now, attention-grabbing information is reaching new audiences, and agricultural innovations are successfully reaching the worlds smallest and most remote farming communities. When agricultural themes and messages are woven into popular reality shows, song lyrics, radio broadcasts, and comic books, information becomes more accessible and relatable. In the United States, media is being used to familiarize the public with agriculture and food production.

Conventional vs Sustainable Agriculture: Can Sustainable Agriculture Feed the World?

Greentumble

Agriculture has experienced a great transformation over the last three centuries. Agriculture has been flourishing. Yields have been increasing, populations growing, and more lands have been converted into agricultural fields. Continuous expansion of agriculture is not possible. One third of the planet’s soils are degraded due to inconsiderate methods used in modern agriculture. What is the difference between conventional and sustainable agriculture?

Scaling Sustainable Agriculture

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ideas Agriculture Food Safety & Security Human Well-Being SustainabilityTo feed the world in 2050, we will need to grow roughly 40% more food. To be sustainable, we need our farms to survive and keep producing food, while also protecting the environment that we rely on to sustain us all.

Interested in urban agriculture?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If you are interested in urban agriculture, and in the promotion of it, then check out the report of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance ''s Nick Rose who recently journeyed to study innovative models in the American Midwest, Toronto and five provinces of Argentina. ''The

Can Traditional Agriculture Restore the Reef?

Nature Conservancy - Science

To restore the reef on Oʻahu, a local community and their conservation partners are turning to what may seem an unlikely tactic: agriculture. No, the path to success here is restoring the land to agriculture. Once and Future Agriculture. Those services function best when the land is in traditional agriculture. Restore Agriculture, Restore the Reef. Volunteers assist with agricultural tasks at He’eia wetlands.

"Journals, Preferences, and Publishing in Agricultural and Environmental Economics"

Environmental Economics

Among the sample of journals studied, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics is ranked at the top for career progression for the aggregate sample, while Science was rated at the top for broader impact. Dan Rigby, Michael Burton and Jayson L. Lusk in AJAE: Research quality is an increasingly important metric for determining funding allocations, promotion and tenure, and professional prestige.

ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IMPROVES LOCAL ECONOMIES

Green (Living) Review

According to a white Paper that summarizes and discusses three research papers that investigate organic agriculture hotspots in the U.S. and systematically assesses the impact of organic agriculture on local economies titled U.S. Organic hotspots consist of counties having highest levels of organic agricultural production (farms and businesses) and have neighboring counties that follow the same organic production.

Sustainable Agroforestry Systems and Practices in Agriculture

Greentumble

The practice of cultivating trees on farms alongside other agricultural production has a long history throughout the world. Quick Navigation for Agroforestry Practices and Systems in Sustainable Agriculture. The role of agroforestry in sustainable agricultural systems. In this system, which combines the best features of agriculture and tree planting , trees have numerous important functions. Taungya is a practice where forestry overlaps with agriculture.

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Regenerative Agriculture is our only hope for saving the planet

Green Prophet

We need a solution now for earth and the answer is regenerative agriculture. Most of this is directly tied to agriculture and the way in which it contributes to a completely different, but connected, problem: soil or land degradation. Hairbrained schemes to grow food on Mars. No way.

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Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture

Green Home Blog

Adventures in Community Supported Agriculture. My interest in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA for short) started at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. Community supported agriculture is a pretty simple idea: you pay a local farm up-front, and the farmers use that money to run their business. I don’t know if you’ve ever been there, but it’s definitely worth a stop if you’re ever in town.

Semi-Sustainable Berber Agriculture

Green Prophet

With my talented mountain guide leading the way, I trekked across a handful of loose scree peaks and verdant valleys, occassionally stopping to drink mint tea with the locals, and admire their terraced agriculture plots. Terraced agriculture is very labor intensive. Food & Health organic agriculture sustainable agricultureThe verdant valleys in the Toubkal National Park stand in stark contrast to the dry, red mountain sides.

10 Benefits of Crop Rotation in Agriculture

Greentumble

The practice of crop rotation is, therefore, one of the most effective agricultural control strategies, as it comes with numerous advantages that are very important for reducing the use of chemicals on farms and supporting long-term soil fertility. Quick Navigation for Benefits of Crop Rotation in Agriculture. With the intensification of the agricultural system, we have learned how to artificially boost the nitrogen content in the soil with the use of fertilizers.

Interest in 'community supported agriculture' grows

Green (Living) Review

community supported agriculture CSA growing foodASSUMPTION — A Christian County farm best known for corn and soybeans — including marketing ties to Brazil — has added a backyard garden. August Creek Farm joins the growing list of "community supported agriculture" operations across Illinois targeted to consumer demand for locally grown produce. The concept — consumers buy memberships, and the CSAs plant, tend and harvest the crops — has been around for more than a quarter century.

Could Phones Revolutionize Palestinian Agriculture?

Green Prophet

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization recently reported that world food prices soared over 6 percent in July. A recent report by the World Bank found that mobile and digital technologies have immensely positive impacts on a developing community’s agricultural industry. Business & Politics Cleantech, Science & Technology Food & Health agriculture environmental education food security Gaza Palestine rising food prices Technology West Bank

Adventures in Sustainable Agriculture–Guatemala | Wend Magazine.

Wend Magazine

Our driver, Darren Yondorf, is the Field Director for Semilla Nueva , a small non-profit helping small farmers all around Guatemala learn and implement sustainable agriculture technologies. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Impact of Industrial Robots in the Food and Agriculture Sector

Green Prophet

We all cannot live without food and thus, agriculture is the most important sector in the world. A failing agricultural system results in hunger and famine with the possibility of death. With automation recently changing how we carry out agriculture, industrial robots have had a great impact on the field. The impact Industrial robots have had on the Food and Agriculture sector goes beyond the above stated. Cities agriculture

Egypt’s Urban Agriculture Movement is Growing!

Green Prophet

Can urban agriculture save Cairo? There has been an important spotlight on agriculture not only in Egypt, which is suspected by the EU of causing the E. coli outbreak in Germany earlier this year, but also other Middle Eastern and North African countries such as Morocco whose poor wastewater treatment systems result in dangerous contamination of agricultural systems. More on Cairo, Egypt, and Agriculture: What Rooftop Gardening Could do for the Middle East.

RED TRACTOR CEO RESPONDS TO US AMBASSADOR “MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE”

Green (Living) Review

Jim Moseley, CEO, Red Tractor Assurance, said: “Categorically, the UK’s food standards are now under threat from the commercial appetites of the United States food lobby. We urge the government not to sacrifice legislation which prevents these sort of products from being sold in the UK.” British people deserve better than having their world-leading food standards sold out from underneath them.” “Our

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Zionists Group Seeks Agricultural Homestead Where Jesus Traveled

Green Prophet

Even so, given our collective agricultural brain drain, the small country could definitely benefit from a resurgence in small-scale, cooperative farming. Calling themselves “Israeli idealists,&# the Zionist group seeks to redeem and manage agricultural land in the North West Galilee.

Agriculture and Water Connect Israel to Africa

Green Prophet

He continued on to Uganda and Kenya, where he will inaugurate two Israeli-cooperation projects in agriculture and health. According to Israel’s ambassador to Uganda, Gil Haskel, Israel is interested in strengthening agricultural cooperation and collaboration with Uganda. Agriculture and water are becoming the foundation for a new era of Israeli relations with African states. There are also an increasing number of Israeli businesses investing in African agriculture.

Israeli Business Boosts Agriculture in Kenya

Green Prophet

Today, he has returned to Kenya as a private businessman with food and agriculture on the agenda. Governments and businesses around the globe are now looking to make stronger connections with Israeli agriculture , water and alternative energy experts. Food & Health Africa agriculture environmental education farming greenhouse Israel Kenya youth

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Community Supported Agriculture

Green Earth Journey

If you don't have the resources, space, or desire to grow your own food, you can still support your local economy by purchasing a "farm share" from a local CSA (community supported agriculture) provider. Well, summer is underway, and if you are growing your own food in an effort to be eco-aware and frugal, a good resource to consult is How To Grow More Vegetables (than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine) by John Jeavons.

Empty Lots to Garden Plots: Adventures in Urban Agriculture.

Elephant Journal

Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Adventure Apprentice Thesis Editor's Picks Elephant Academy Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) community gardens farming food food desert gardening growing food home urban agricultureIn fact, most of the cultivars of the produce we’re familiar with in stores have been chosen for hardiness for transport and how quick they can be harvested, not nutrition or flavor.

Climate Smart Agriculture

The Green Changemakers

This site is your gateway to implementing climate-smart agriculture. THE BASICS What is climate-smart agriculture? Why climate-smart agriculture? Agriculture Climate-change Future Sustainability Sustainable-developmentIt will help you get started and guide you right through to implementation on the ground, connecting you with all the resources you need to dig deeper. How is it different?

CropX nails precision agriculture with $9 million investment

Green Prophet

The round was led by some familiar names: Finistere Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, and GreenSoil Investments, and each investor in the Series A round is dedicated to agriculture technology innovations. “CropX is a leader in the digital agriculture space, helping farmers globally overcome rising irrigation challenges. ” Cities agritech agtech CropX flux precision agriculture

Global Agriculture Trends: Are We Actually Using Less Land?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Slash and burn agriculture. The environmental news about the natural habitat being converted to agriculture has been pretty grim. Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO 2014) while I was doing research for a chapter in an upcoming book (Agricultural Resilience: perspectives from ecology and economics – coming from Cambridge University Press later this year). It means that, compared to a few decades ago, agriculture is the driver behind less terrestrial habitat loss.

Biochar in horticulture and agriculture

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Even when it comes to gardening (and agriculture) old is new and often this old is made out to be absolutely new and revolutionary. The only thing that is “new” about it is its potential to revolutionize agriculture around the globe as well as for removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

How Solar Panels Increase Agriculture Productivity

Greentumble

Using solar energy in the agricultural industry. The agricultural industry plays an important role in our day to day lives. However, as the population continues to grow and environmental impacts affect the planet, the sustainability and economics of the agricultural industry come into question. Agriculture will suffer the most from climate change, and generating more renewable energy will lead to a more secure future. The benefits of solar energy for agriculture.

Gazan farmer is a role model for urban agriculture

Green Prophet

To that end, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has supported 219 households with rooftop hydroponic gardens. Most importantly, his urban farm is serving as a test lab that is showing others how to make small-scale urban agriculture maximally sustainable. One Palestinian man’s mission to make urban agriculture more sustainable from Ensia on Vimeo. Palestinian Said Salim Abu Nasser is on a mission to make urban farming more sustainable.

When They Said They Wanted to Rethink Agriculture, They Meant It

Nature Conservancy - Science

How is the world going to grow more crops with less water without expanding agriculture’s already sprawling footprint? New science says agriculture may benefit from a total rethink. Climate Change Ideas Latest Science Nature Tech Agriculture Food Safety & Security NatureNet Fellows Research Technology

UN applies agricultural tech innovation to improve drought resilience for farmers

Green Prophet

Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovations, be it simple solutions or satellite-based technologies, will help prevent a drought from turning into famine and forced displacement and to reverse desertification, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. The plan is to surround the Sahara with a wide belt of vegetation, trees and bushes in order to green and protect the agricultural landscape, preventing the desert from advancing.

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Designing Agricultural Watersheds with Science and Community Engagement

Nature Conservancy - Science

Scaling-Up Agricultural Planning for Conservation in the Brazilian Cerrado. Department of Agriculture Regional Conservation Partnership Program grants, and in 2015 the “Middle Cedar Partnership Project” (MCPP) was born. Agricultural watershed workshop. Agricultural watershed workshop. Ideas Agriculture Water Water Quality

Climate-Smart Agriculture: Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in the Tropics

Nature Conservancy - Science

At the same time, funders recognize the potential for tropical agricultural lands to mitigate the impacts of climate change. They fund projects that reduce deforestation, keep carbon in the ground and reduce agricultural emissions. Conservationists recognize that both these adaptation and mitigation practices are essential for tropical agriculture. The paper’s authors call this climate-smart agriculture.

Iraq’s breadbasket gets a $15 million EU grant in agriculture

Green Prophet

Some help on the way to get a leg up on the problem in agriculture. will benefit from a European Union contribution of €15 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recover agricultural livelihoods. “Creating jobs in the heartland of agriculture, where so many jobs depend on the rich soils of Nineveh Governorate, is vital for community stabilization,” he said. .

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