Tag Archives: intensive

Call for articles: Nutritional values and family farming

Originally posted on AGRICULTURE BLOG…..:
Farming Matters | 30.2 | June 2014 We are told of the great advances that have been made in ‘modern’ agriculture in the last 60 years. Yet there are more hungry and malnourished people on…

Posted in agriculture, food, horticulture, human health, knowledge transfer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nature conservation succeeds in parts of Europe

The State of Nature Report was sobering news for us in Britain in May 2013. I told you about it at the time. But a few weeks later, evidence came in Ecology Letters that conservation efforts may be paying off … Continue reading

Posted in ecology, knowledge transfer, money and trade | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Sustainable rice intensification

Here’s a think tank called the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First). Food First isn’t for profit. It’s worth watching. At Food First, Hellin Brink tells us about Sustainable Rice Intensification (SRI, also known as the System of … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, food, knowledge transfer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The importance of seed diversity

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Seeds might be small, inconspicuous things but they hold a great deal of power. For some, seeds mean survival, ritual, life. They are the basis of much of the…

Posted in food, knowledge transfer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Could Food Insecure Africa Have Found a Saviour in Farming God’s Way?

Originally posted on The Plantwise Blog:
Proponents term it the long awaited messiah that food-insecure Africa has been yearning for! ‘Farming God’s way’ promises to end fertilizer woes of resource-poor farmers in the continent by providing a cheaper and less…

Posted in food, knowledge transfer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought – Quartz

Originally posted on seeds for natural justice:
Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought – Quartz.   It’s not one chemical, it’s the toxic soup from industrial agriculture, including fungicides on apples… exerpt: “There’s growing…

Posted in agriculture, ecology, horticulture, miniculture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Current increases in crop yields will not meet future food demand

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Global food production must increase if we are to meet the rising demand for food, feed and fuel brought about by growing populations, incomes and western diets. It must…

Posted in food | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment