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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. Restore Agriculture, Restore the Reef.

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. It means that, compared to a few decades ago, agriculture is the driver behind less terrestrial habitat loss. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization).

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.

Scaling-Up Agricultural Planning for Conservation in the Brazilian Cerrado

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research from Nature Conservancy and Dow scientists shows that landscape-scale impact mitigation in Brazil’s Cerrado offers significant benefits for conservation, without adding substantial cost increases for local commercial agricultural producers. Ideas Agriculture Grasslands Research

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.

Interested in urban agriculture?

Green (Living) Review

The focus of the study was to explore models of urban agriculture that could generate livelihood opportunities, especially for young people; and/or enhance food security for vulnerable and low-income groups.

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.

Can Technology Get Agriculture Out of its Climate Hole?

Conservancy Talk

The projections jump around, but the essential warning they are sending us is the same: agriculture is in a hole and the world needs to double food production over the next generation or Bad Things Will Happen. It was a natural conclusion as food prices fell and agricultural productivity rose.

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!

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.

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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. But getting the seeds of urban agriculture programs to grow in a vast city like Cairo needs tender loving care.

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New Green Roofed School in Kuwait Will Promote Hands on Agricultural Learning

Green Prophet

Kuwait used to have a strong agricultural movement, which this new school will hopefully help to revive. Educators are hoping to reinvigorate “the Cradle of Civilization” with a new green roofed school designed by Perkins + Will that promotes hands-on agricultural learning.

Living crop wall to showcase Israel’s agricultural genius at the 2015 Milan Expo

Green Prophet

Israelis are renowned not only for their clean tech innovation , but also smart, savvy and water-efficient agriculture. In addition to showcasing the agricultural history described above, it boasts a living wall planted with Israeli cereals and produce.

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Drip Irrigation’s Compostable Plastic Pipes for Sustainable Agriculture

Green Prophet

But when it does hit the market it has the potential to revolutionize sustainable agriculture. Today, about 40 percent of water used in agricultural irrigation is wasted because of unsustainable practices. Drip irrigation has proven to be among the most feasible, water conserving methods for commercial agriculture. Researchers in Israel have developed a new green plastic for irrigation pipes.

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.

Farmville in the real world as Israel puts Agritech’s IT into agriculture

Green Prophet

Following a United Nations bill that Israel had proposed last week to allow a smoother flow of agricultural technologies into the developing world, Israel is now launching the what it is calling the Facebook or Wikipedia of agricultural technologies.

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US supports hydroponics to revitalize Mideast food, water and security

Green Prophet

Growing crops without soil, otherwise known as hydroponic agriculture , is not a recent innovation. She added that hydroponic agriculture maximizes Jordan’s scarce water supplies. More about hydroponic agriculture in the Middle East: Hydroponics in Qatar.

7 Agricultural Solutions That Will Save the Middle East

Green Prophet

From soilless vertical farming to rooftop gardening, the Middle East is embracing new agricultural solutions to meet the challenges of one of humanity’s most uncertain epochs. Many residents in Gaza have experienced have embraced one of the largest growing urban agricultural solutions.

7 Agricultural Solutions That Increase Resilience Amidst Era of Uncertainty

Green Prophet

From soilless vertical farming to rooftop gardening, the Middle East is embracing new agricultural solutions to meet the challenges of one of humanity’s most uncertain epochs. Many residents in Gaza have experienced have embraced one of the largest growing urban agricultural solutions.

Saudi Agriculture To Be Hit Hard by Climate Change

Green Prophet

Desalination has not been the answer for the country’s agriculture efforts, however. Saudi Arabia and climate change do not mix well as this photo indicates. As Earth Day 2013 approaches on April 22, issues of water options in arid countries like Saudi Arabia will be high on the agenda.

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.

Willie Nelson Next Inductee into the Agricultural Hall of Fame

Eccorazzi

Because of his accomplishments with the organization he will be the next inductee into the Agricultural Hall of Fame. He will join the ranks of Eli Whitney, George Washington Carver and Isaac Newton –all who have a place in the Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Chicago’s urban farming produces fresh veggies all year, 24/7

Green Prophet

Hydroponics and new, high-tech urban agricultural techniques are now growing fresh food in the middle of Manhattan and other large metropolitan centers globally. More articles on urban agriculture projects: Grow fresh food in the middle of Manhattan?

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. In the United States, media is being used to familiarize the public with agriculture and food production.

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.

How Agriculture Worsens Climate Change

Eco Friendly Daily

The role that agriculture plays in water and soil pollution has been identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. The costs of agriculture along with water scarcity makes the need for conservation strategies greater.

7 Science Innovations That Are Changing Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

Vagelos sees the program as a way to “push the Conservancy and the world in new and necessary directions as we work to solve global sustainability challenges around energy, water and agriculture.”. Precision Agriculture: Saving Money, Saving Water.

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Khalifa hydroponic farm’s paying off

Green Prophet

As spring turns into summer, the Khalifa fund’s investment in Abu Dhabi hydroponic agriculture is beginning to pay off. Hydroponics is an agriculture technology which doesn’t require soil.

Disrupting Bacterial “Communication”: A New Idea for Sustainable Agriculture

Nature Conservancy - Science

And new research suggests that we might be able to disrupt that “group communication” in ways that could make agriculture safer without the use of traditional pesticides. Some bacterial species are agricultural pests, and currently they are controlled with copper derivatives and antibiotics 8.

Population or Environmental Food Crisis, Part 6: Alternative agriculture

Green Blog

While part five examined conventional agriculture , this post will look on the possibilities and realities of organic farming to feed a growing population. Despite this recent progress for alternative agriculture practices, the skepticism against organic farming is still strong.

Morgan Freeman on the ‘Tyranny of Agriculture’ and the Doomed Human Race

Eccorazzi

The 76-year-old, Read More The post Morgan Freeman on the ‘Tyranny of Agriculture’ and the Doomed Human Race appeared first on Ecorazzi. National treasure Morgan Freeman has some grim thoughts on the future of the human race – and why in the end, Mother Nature will have the last word. Causes Environment News Top News morgan freeman

Agriculture 2.0 envisions sustainable vertical farming for cities

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Sonia Renthlei: Lack of living and agricultural space has forced humans to think out of the box. Agriculture 2.0 Agriculture 2.0 If you can’t expand space horizontally, then do so vertically. This is the basis behind vertical farming.

From Davos: This Idea Could Transform Global Food Systems

Conservancy Talk

We all brought our best ideas to the table to advance progress on ending hunger, achieving food and nutrition security and promoting sustainable agriculture. Yet most agricultural soils have lost an estimated 50% to 70% of their original organic carbon levels. Mark R.

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.

THE BIG SOCIETY IN AGRICULTURAL WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Green (Living) Review

Dr Weatherhead’s presentation, The Role of Big Society in Agricultural Water Resource Management and Climate Change Adaptation, will demonstrate how agricultural water allocation has been run successfully in many countries through religious structures, village committees or farmer groups. The Government’s Big Society programme aims to take power away from politicians, central government and government agencies and transfer it to community level.

Climate Smart Agriculture

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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-development

The name of our department is Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, and this story has them all.

Environmental Economics

This looks like they are sending up the benefit/cost bat signal: Four Nigerian farmers and the environmental group Friends of the Earth took oil giant Shell to court Thursday in the Netherlands to demand a proper cleanup and compensation for pollution in the Niger Delta. The farmers want the Anglo-Dutch multinational to "clean up the oil pollution in their fields and fishponds" and make sure their pipelines are maintained and kept secure to prevent leaks in the future.

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Recovery: Prairie Reprise

Nature Conservancy - Science

Farther east, where the public is less familiar with agricultural chemicals, some environmentalists are undone by herbicide use. From the Field Agriculture Bison Development Field Notes Grasslands Invasive Species Native Plants Pollinators Restoration

Turkey’s First “Slow City” Promotes Local Agriculture, Slow Food Movement

Green Prophet

Agriculture is the economic foundation of Seferihisar. Since becoming a “slow city&# several years ago, however, farmers in Seferihisar are finding ways to keep their traditional ways of agriculture alive.

Martian technology on Earth in trillion-dollar opportunity

Green Prophet

It’s called “distributed agriculture” on Wall Street, or Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) by many of those in the business. The practice of distributed agriculture, it is endeavored, could make the US food secure. Distributed agriculture promises another way.