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International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition | FAO | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead

Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead | Agroecology | Scoop.it
Climate change will likely hurt food production, raise food prices and increase hunger. But those calamities may not be inevitable, according to a group of international agriculture researchers.
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Sustainable Intensification in Farming | Big Picture Agriculture | CCAFS: CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

Sustainable Intensification in Farming | Big Picture Agriculture | CCAFS: CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security | Agroecology | Scoop.it
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Food Security and Nutrition and the Post-2015 Development Goals

Food Security and Nutrition and the Post-2015 Development Goals | Agroecology | Scoop.it
Next week will see a key event related to the process to envision the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Government officials will gather in New York for a meeting of the Open Working Group to debate ideas in 19 different areas, including food and
nutrition security.
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Sustainable Agriculture | LinkedIn

Sustainable Agriculture | LinkedIn | Agroecology | Scoop.it
This is a networking group for anyone interested in small-scale and sustainable agriculture. (Sustainable Agriculture http://t.co/8XMIMup6mu)
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allAfrica.com: Kenya: Ifad and EU Join Hands to Boost Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Kenya

allAfrica.com: Kenya: Ifad and EU Join Hands to Boost Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Kenya | Agroecology | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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Agriculture: Steps to sustainable livestock

Agriculture: Steps to sustainable livestock | Agroecology | Scoop.it
With improved breeding and cultivation, ruminant animals can yield food that is better for people and the planet, say Mark C. Eisler, Michael R. F.
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Microbes in Sustainable Agriculture, Mohammad Saghir Kahn

Microbes in Sustainable Agriculture, Mohammad Saghir Kahn | Agroecology | Scoop.it
Book 978-1604569292 details, Microbes in Sustainable Agriculture from author Mohammad Saghir Kahn, published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
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Farmers fine-tune research, spread their own innovations - SciDev.Net

Farmers fine-tune research, spread their own innovations - SciDev.Net | Agroecology | Scoop.it
Smallholder farmers can aid the uptake of research fruits and drive grassroots innovations. Joel Winston reports.
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Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert | Agroecology | Scoop.it
UN special rapporteur on the right to food champions agroecology as sustainable alternative to existing framework
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The Plight of the Honeybee

The Plight of the Honeybee | Agroecology | Scoop.it

So what's killing the honeybees? Pesticides — including a new class called neonicotinoids — seem to be harming bees even at what should be safe levels. Biological threats like the Varroa mite are killing off colonies directly and spreading deadly diseases. As our farms become monocultures of commodity crops like wheat and corn — plants that provide little pollen for foraging bees — honeybees are literally starving to death. If we don't do something, there may not be enough honeybees to meet the pollination demands for valuable crops. But more than that, in a world where up to 100,000 species go extinct each year, the vanishing honeybee could be the herald of a permanently diminished planet.

 

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I wish we did not have to use pesticides for any reason.

Thomas Paul Mulrooney's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:48 AM

Supporting bees has become a key priority!

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Managing mycotoxins in Kenya: Rebecca Nelson presents research highlights | Agrilinks

Combating mycotoxin contamination is a major frontier in the agricultural development sector. While mycotoxins (a category of toxic fungal metabolites) occur on many crops in many countries, the associated health burden is more visible in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Irrigation: 11 thoughts on sustainable water use in agriculture | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional

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Rural communities around the world will be hit hardest by climate change -- report - Environment & Energy Publishing

Rural communities around the world will be hit hardest by climate change -- report - Environment & Energy Publishing | Agroecology | Scoop.it
Environment & Energy Publishing Rural communities around the world will be hit hardest by climate change -- report Environment & Energy Publishing She hopes the recommendations and possible warnings from the international body of leading climate...
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Enabling subsistence agriculture through small dams

Enabling subsistence agriculture through small dams | Agroecology | Scoop.it
With large agricultural development programmes often focused on commercial agriculture, we look at how to support subsistence agriculture for rural communities (Sustainable subsistence farming is unachievable without reliable access to water:
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Chile : Women Farmers To Teach The Region Agroecology

Chile : Women Farmers To Teach The Region Agroecology | Agroecology | Scoop.it
La Via Campesina (RT @via_campesina: Chile : Women Farmers To Teach The Region Agroecology
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More Crop Per Drop

More Crop Per Drop | Agroecology | Scoop.it
On World Water Day this year, Food Tank honors the projects, people, and programs working tirelessly to achieve more with less water.
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1st African Congress on Conservation Agriculture - AllAfrica.com

1st African Congress on Conservation Agriculture - AllAfrica.com | Agroecology | Scoop.it
1st African Congress on Conservation Agriculture AllAfrica.com The Network was initiated following a Stakeholders' Workshop on "Conservation Tillage for Sustainable Agriculture" held in Zimbabwe in 1998 organized by Zimbabwe Farmers Union, German...
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Agroecology vs Industrial Agriculture: Feeding the World Sustainably - Infographic

Agroecology vs Industrial Agriculture: Feeding the World Sustainably - Infographic | Agroecology | Scoop.it
There is no shortage of news on the amount of food being wasted while many parts of the world go hungry. Some believe that the true answer for feeding the world | See more about mother nature, agriculture and sky.
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Crop pests ‘vastly underestimated’ warns study - SciDev.Net

Crop pests ‘vastly underestimated’ warns study - SciDev.Net | Agroecology | Scoop.it
Around 200 crops pests per country go undetected because countries do not have enough scientific capacity.
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Film: Feb 25 (Ithaca, NY) Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless ...

Film: Feb 25 (Ithaca, NY) Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless ... | Agroecology | Scoop.it
From: Andreas Hernandez CUSLAR, Latin-American Studies Program and Latino Studies Program Present the Film: Soil, Struggle and Justice: Agroecology in the Brazilian Landless Movement With filmmaker Andreas ...
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