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Crop diversity can sweeten the deal for African cocoa farmers - Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Crop diversity can sweeten the deal for African cocoa farmers Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog) This enables farmers to take advantage of growing demand among growing urban populations in their own countries for timber...
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AGROFORESTAZIONE - Prospettive per l'agricoltura di domani - PARTE 2

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Les coopératives nature aux Pays-Pas, une démarche collective environnementale - Ministère de l'agriculture, de l'agroalimentaire et de la forêt

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Le ministre de l'agriculture, de l'agroalimentaire et de la forêt, Stéphane Le Foll a profité de sa visite aux Pays-Bas mardi 21 janvier 2014 pour se rendre à la coopérative nature Water-Land-Dijken. Une structure rassemblant agriculteurs et acteurs de la vie locale, pour une réponse adaptée aux enjeux environnementaux sur ce territoire. 250
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Attracting wild bees to farms is good insurance policy

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Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination, but it can also pay for itself in four years or less, according to research. The paper gives farmers of pollination-dependent crops tangible results to convert marginal acreage to fields of wildflowers.
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European word translator: an interactive map

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Translate any word from English to more than 30 other European languages, on a map
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Investigación en Agroforestería

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Dark clouds ahead but we can shelter beneath the trees ...

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Dark clouds and showers are also present here in the agricultural province of Bohol, Central Visayas, during the First International Agroforestry Congress. The theme of the gathering, “Agroforestry: Greening and feeding the ...
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Agroecology Greening the Desert - Bringing the Dead Sea Back To Life - Permaculture

Agroecology Greening the Desert - Bringing the Dead Sea Back To Life - Permaculture | agroforestery | Scoop.it
Agroecology Greening the Desert - Bringing the Dead Sea Back To
Life - PermacultureLess than 2 miles away from the Dead Sea, the desert comes to life,
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In the Pastures of Colombia, Cows, Crops and Timber Coexist - Yale Environment 360

In the Pastures of Colombia, Cows, Crops and Timber Coexist - Yale Environment 360 | agroforestery | Scoop.it
In the Pastures of Colombia, Cows, Crops and Timber Coexist
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In Colombia, Molina's brand of so-called "sustainable intensification" is the favored agroforestry practice for livestock production.
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.....  Enrique Murgueitio of CIPAV says that science-based solutions like silvopastoral systems are only now beginning to fulfill their potential as climate risks are becoming clearer. "Agriculture and livestock producers in tropical regions are most affected by climate change," said Murgueitio. "Erratic weather and periods of extreme events such as the La Niña of 2010 and 2011 meant huge losses and steep drops in yields in Latin America. Those using silvopastoral systems were insulated from the effects." Since cows have shade as well as food in agroforestry systems, many using silvopastoral techniques didn’t need irrigation during the La Niña drought.

Murgueitio says that some people may scoff at the sustainability innovations in cattle production because emissions from ruminants are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases. Yet cattle raised using silvopastoral techniques can digest the forage more easily and reduce their methane emissions by 20 percent, according to researcher Michael Peters of the International Center or Tropical Agriculture in Cali, Colombia. The systems also enhance carbon sequestration in both trees and soils and reduce the need to use fire for pasture management.

"Cattle ranching is seen as eco-bad no matter what," says Lerner of Princeton University. "But there is a huge portion of global land area in pasture. Is there a way we can make these pastures better?"

 

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