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700-year-old West African soil technique could help mitigate climate change

700-year-old West African soil technique could help mitigate climate change | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A farming technique practised for centuries by villagers in West Africa, which converts nutrient-poor rainforest soil into fertile farmland, could be the answer to mitigating climate change.

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This article references the ESRC funded research "Indigenous African soil enrichment as a climate-smart sustainable agriculture alternative".

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-06-year-old-west-african-soil-technique.html#jCp

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Master challenge: the UK food system

Master challenge: the UK food system | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Details of the successful grants under the Understanding the Challenges of the Food System call can be found on page 43 of the magazine"

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These grants have been awarded under the Understanding the Challenges of the Food System call awarded by the ESRC and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), under the Global Food Security programme


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BCPC Congress concludes that over-precaution in regulation is threatening innovation

BCPC Congress concludes that over-precaution in regulation is threatening innovation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The clear message from the BCPC Congress in Brighton last week, on the theme “EU Regulatory Affairs - Precaution or Innovation?” was that the way the Precautionary Principle is being used in implementing the current Plant Protection Product regulation (1107/2009) threatens EU innovation in the crop production sector.

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The article cites Professor Joyce Tait, Director of the ESRC Innogen Institute at Edinburgh University

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