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.
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.
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.
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...
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:
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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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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