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Agricultural biodiversity and climate change

Smallholders around the world favour diversity as they face changing, unpredictable climates. Bioversity International tells us how smallholders use biodiversity to adapt. ‘Given the prevalence and effectiveness of planting new crops and varieties as a coping mechanism, ensuring access to … Continue reading

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Tobacco farming and food security

Fanuel Kangondo at The Herald tells us that in Zimbabwe, tobacco farming is critical in promoting food security. Mr Kangondo quotes Lovemore Manatsa of British American Tobacco Zimbabwe, who said that smallholders produced tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) more cheaply than larger … Continue reading

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Trees and food security in Africa; what’s the link? | Agroforestry World Blog

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Greenhouse gases from agriculture and livestock

Agriculture and livestock emit greenhouse gases. Those are the gases which lead to global warming. Agriculture and livestock emit methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Laura Reynolds at the independent Worldwatch Institute tells us that agriculture and … Continue reading

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Forests and insects for food security

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation has recently brought attention to two neglected areas of food security: forests and insects. On the 13th to 15th May 2013 the…

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India’s Green Revolution:Successes, Failures and Second Green Revolution

Originally posted on Rashid's Blog: An Educational Portal:
In the 1960s, there was concern from the Indian government that the country would not be able to grow enough food to support the ever increasing population, so they put into…

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How agroforestry schemes can improve food security in developing countries

Caspar van Vark at the Global Development Professionals Network has written a good article about agroforestry. That means farming with trees and shrubs amongst crops and livestock. Dr van Vark calls for more discussion of agroforestry as part of improving … Continue reading

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Tropical agroforestry

Roger Leakey at Global Food Security says that, in tropical Africa and elsewhere, agroforestry could bridge the ‘yield gap’ between potential yield and actual yield.

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Farming with trees

Agroforestry means farming with trees or shrubs alongside crops or livestock. Here in Britain the Agroforestry Research Trust (AFT) and the Farm Woodland Forum (FWF) promote research and knowledge transfer about agroforestry. AFT offers a summary of what agroforestry is … Continue reading

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