Scaling Sustainable Agriculture

Nature Conservancy - Science

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. Ideas Agriculture Food Safety & Security Human Well-Being Sustainability

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!

Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum

The Green Changemakers

Source: [link] Back to Toolbox || Books & Manuals || Activities Learning to Plant SeedsDuring our summer programs , we use a series of workshops to introduce youth participants and their youth leaders to the principles of sustainable agriculture and the food system.

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.

Sustainable Agriculture A-Z

The Green Changemakers

What is Sustainable Agriculture? In 2005, CUESA broadened its mission; in addition to supporting sustainable agrictulture as our name indicates, we are working to improve the sustainability of the entire food system. A food system is the inter-relationship of agricultural systems, their economic, social, cultural, and technological support systems, and systems of food distribution and consumption. Sustainable agriculture uses these same practices.

Sustainable Agriculture and Industrial Ecology

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable Farming Agro-Eco-Industrial Park from Handbook | Agro-EIP in China | Manure into Gold How will we feed growing populations while reducing the environmental impacts of farming? What industrial sectors have strong self-interest in furthering the transition to sustainable agriculture? How will investors in agribusiness cover the risks of a transition to new, sustainable farming practices? Why "industrial " ecology for sustainable agriculture?

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Future Policy - Sustainable Agriculture and Food

The Green Changemakers

[link] In the agriculture and food sector, hunger, climate change and loss of biological diversity are interconnected problems. Policies were nominated that create fair and sustainable food systems, working towards ensuring access to adequate food for all citizens. Policy Future Sustainable-development Food Agriculture

Summer Course: Sustainable Agriculture and the World Food System Switzerland, 11-25 August 2013

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable Agriculture and the World Food System Switzerland, 11-25 August 2013 Download program (pdf) Apply Now (online application form) Overview The question of how to feed the world, while considering human health, the environment and social wellbeing is one of the defining challenges of our time. The next generation of decision makers must take the lead in building sustainable food systems. [link] Call for Applications Now Open!

Hidden Costs of Industrial Agriculture and Sustainable Agriculture -- A New Vision

The Green Changemakers

[link] Much of the agriculture practiced in the United States today is industrial-style agriculture. This industrial agriculture is sometimes considered a great success. Many of the costs of industrial agriculture have been hidden and ignored in short-term calculations of profit and productivity, as practices have been developed with a narrow focus on increased production. But the environmental costs of agriculture are mounting.

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Sustainable Agriculture in California's Ag Valley | Use Celsias.

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How Thousands of Mexican Workers are Being Employed to Turn Worthless Weeds into Clean Energy.

Elephant Journal

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Sustainable Agriculture is not dependent on chemical pesticides, insecticides, GM, or artificial fertilisers- Prince Charles

Celsias

Let’s, then, try and look for a moment at what very probably is not a genuinely sustainable form of agriculture – for the long term, and by that I mean generations as yet unborn. This is the second half of the Prince of Wales speech to the Future for Food Conference at Georgetown University. Future King of Britain and a whole pile more, he makes very good sense on the importance of food and all that sits behind it.

Sustainable Agriculture is not dependent on chemical pesticides, insecticides, GM, or artificial fertilisers- Prince Charles

Celsias

Let’s, then, try and look for a moment at what very probably is not a genuinely sustainable form of agriculture – for the long term, and by that I mean generations as yet unborn. This is the second half of the Prince of Wales speech to the Future for Food Conference at Georgetown University. Future King of Britain and a whole pile more, he makes very good sense on the importance of food and all that sits behind it.

Champagne Production Threatened In Climate Change

Green Prophet

The French National Institute for Agricultural Research, with the Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (the government organisation controlling champagne production and trade) are growing experimental hybrid grapes with stronger heat resistance and the sought-after acidity.

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Why Most of Us have Health-damaging Mineral Deficiencies.

Elephant Journal

Many of us have severe mineral deficiencies which are adversely affecting our health, and we might not even realise it.

Rebel With a Cause: Why I’m Still Vegetarian.

Elephant Journal

Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Food Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) caring for the environment green industrial agriculture industrial meat sustainable agriculture vegan vegetarianFrom chickens forced together in quarters narrower than their wingspans to cows standing ankle-deep in their own sh*t, it became evident that animal rights aside, this industry is.

How Nature Can Improve China’s Water Quality

Conservancy Talk

To assess the role nature-based solutions could play in combatting pollution from agriculture and other land development activities, our scientists analyzed the 135 surface water sources that serve China’s 30 largest and fastest-growing cities.

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From Davos: Water Is a Valuable Asset – Let’s Treat It like One

Conservancy Talk

For instance, NatureVest leverages private capital to accelerate sustainable grazing practices in Africa, prevent urban stormwater runoff in the U.S. Mark R. Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek.

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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.

We Can Save Our Planet!

Elephant Journal

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Gaza produce on the menu at swanky American event in Jerusalem

Green Prophet

Due to lack of available agricultural space, various methods used to produce food supplies have included planting roof top gardens of herbs and vegetables and small aquacultural projects to grow their own fish. This has resulted in exports of agricultural produce dropping to around $1.2

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.

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Kareiva: Vanishing Soils, the World’s Dirty Secret

Nature Conservancy - Science

It is hard to imagine a better indicator of our failure to achieve sustainability. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Bank have all recognized how crucial soil is to their mission of sustainable development.

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Yemen’s “Manhattan of the Desert” Boasts 400 Habitable Clay Towers

Green Prophet

Already more than 100 homes have been restored, and sustainable agriculture and cottage industries reintroduced. Three new organizations have been registered to keep up the promotion of cultural tourism, skills development, and continued sustainable agriculture.

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Date Palms, Palmaculture and Greening the Middle East (INTERVIEW)

Green Prophet

Indeed these man-made ecosystems have been vital centres of agricultural productivity in otherwise hostile and arid environments. Bryant adds that the palm groves can serve as test sites for sustainable agriculture whilst promoting bio-diversity and conservation of the natural world.

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Direct Seeding Helps Moroccan Farmers Adapt to Climate Change

Green Prophet

So the World Bank was called in to help implement Plan Maroc Vert – an ambitious initiative designed to boost the country’s cereal production and create a more sustainable agricultural sector by 2020.

Wadi Rum Bedouins Defy Nature by Growing Organic Veggies

Green Prophet

The desert regions of Israel and Jordan have for years been the subject of numerous agricultural projects. What this area has not been known for is any kind of serious agriculture, until recently. Wadi Rum agriculture photos by Permaculturenews.org.

Netafim Drip Irrigation Recognized by Stockholm Industry Water Award

Green Prophet

Drip irrigation technology is a key component of Israel’s agricultural success , and Netafim is one of the industry’s leaders. Business & Politics Water Middle East Netafim stockholm international water institute sustainable agriculture water scarcity

It’s Time to Rethink Hemp Production in the US

Green Living Ideas

Green Lifestyle Civil Eats hemp hempcrete hempseeds organic agriculture sustainable agricultureHemp holds a world of promise as a crop for food, fuel and raw product. It's partly legal to grow, but what is holding the industry back from full growth. The post It’s Time to Rethink Hemp Production in the US appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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eZra3 Remote Farming in Egypt is Like FarmVille but Real

Green Prophet

More on Sustainable Agriculture in Egypt: Egyptian Organic Farm Declared Sustainability World Leader. Egypt’s Urban Agriculture Movement is Growing.

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Feeding Abu Dhabi With Water From Air

Green Prophet

Among them, how to sustain agriculture in the desert without using a ton of energy and water? In partnership with Anexo Emirates, a Swiss consultancy group, FSC intends to make it easy for farmers to transcend current agricultural restraints.

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A Quick Look at Egypt’s Environmental Agenda Ahead of Elections

Green Prophet

Priorities include: sustainable water management, agriculture and food security, sustainable consumption, waste management, and habitat loss reduction. Priorities include: sustainable agriculture, clean energy, and health.

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What Became of Hassan Fathy’s New Gourna Model Village?

Green Prophet

Hassan Fathy is the Middle East’s father of sustainable architecture. Fathy also brought a new found respect to age-old (and sustainable) architectural techniques that were still in use by Egypt’s poorest to build homes. 13 Principles of Sustainable Architecture.

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New Superpower Rice Could Save the Middle East

Green Prophet

Water shortages don’t bode well for agriculture in the Middle East, but a new rice variety developed in India could change all that! Food grows where water flows, so these shortages don’t bode well for agriculture.

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Egypt To Get 3% Of Africa’s Thousand Slow Food Gardens

Green Prophet

The goal is to create sustainable garden projects in seventeen countries on the African continent, including Egypt. Meanwhile, a handful of communities throughout Egypt have taken up their own agricultural projects. Sygenta: Use GMOs to Boost Turkey’s Agricultural Sector.

Zionists Group Seeks Agricultural Homestead Where Jesus Traveled

Green Prophet

Several kibbutzim throughout the country offer a variety of useful workshops in permaculture, off-grid living, sustainable building , and organic farming. Calling themselves “Israeli idealists,&# the Zionist group seeks to redeem and manage agricultural land in the North West Galilee.

Beeologics Tests Its Antivirals on Collapsing Bee Populations

Green Prophet

Agricultural experts say that CCD is responsible for a serious decrease in the number of bee colonies or apiaries all over the world, including Israel and Lebanon. . of Agriculture. Travel & Nature beekeeping nature protection sustainable agriculture

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Cellular Phones, WiFi and Bee Collapse? Israeli Bee Boss Not Buying It

Green Prophet

Travel & Nature agriculture animals Israel sustainable agriculture United StatesBee colony collapse disorder is a worldwide phenomenon decimating bee colonies worldwide. Bees, you see, are pretty important. Without them much of our food can’t be pollinated.

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Invitation for a Permaculture Tour in Israel

Green Prophet

Permaculture, or the sustainable use of land and agriculture , has thankfully been spreading across the Middle East in recent years. Read more about permaculture in the Middle East:: Marda Permaculture Farm Plants Sustainable Seeds in Palestine.

Pink LEDs Grow Future Food with 90% Less Water

Green Prophet

10,000 years after inventing agriculture, will we 7 billion take this strange next step? Significantly, for a sustainable future anywhere on a planet with 7 billion already – and 9 billion by century’s end – this means we could grow crops with 90 percent less water.

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