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Scientists release two wheat varieties resistant to stem rust - @CIMMYT

Scientists release two wheat varieties resistant to stem rust - @CIMMYT | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
Two new wheat varieties with significant resistance to UG99 race of the stem rust are under intensive seed multiplication program by the Kenya Seed Company. Kenya is one of the 8 countries, that so far released wheat varieties with UG99 resistence (http://wheatatlas.cimmyt.org/ug99)
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Crops and Carbon : Paying Farmers to Combat Climate Change

Crops and Carbon : Paying Farmers to Combat Climate Change | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
By Mike Robbins. This book looks critically at agricultural climate change mitigation. The book considers the scientific, economic and ethical basis for this type of mitigation. This book is one of the first attempts to examine the potential for carbon sinks in agriculture in crop plants and the soil.
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World Will Pay Dear If It Fails to Combat Land Degradation

World Will Pay Dear If It Fails to Combat Land Degradation | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
Land degradation threatens populations and their livelihoods, driving food insecurity and decreasing productivity. Photo: N. Palmer (CIAT)
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Deep Thinking About the Future of Food @nytimes

Deep Thinking About the Future of Food @nytimes | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
“ The conversion of forest land to agricultural fields must stop, a paper warns; instead, crop yields must reach their maximum potential.”
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Report Highlights Role of Tourism in Tackling Climate Change

Report Highlights Role of Tourism in Tackling Climate Change | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
“ A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has disclosed that greenhouse gas emissions from the global tourism industry are set to at least double in the next 25 years unless more low carbon, resource efficient policies are not developed.”
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Starbucks concerned world coffee supply is threatened by climate change @Guardian

Starbucks concerned world coffee supply is threatened by climate change @Guardian | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
Forget about super-sizing into the trenta a few years from now: Starbucks is warning of a threat to world coffee supply because of climate change. It was the second warning in less than a month of a threat to a food item many people can't live without. New research from the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture warned it would be too hot to grow chocolate in much of the Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world's main producers, by 2050.
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Trees 'boost African crop yields' @icraf on @bbcnews

Trees 'boost African crop yields' @icraf on @bbcnews | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
Planting trees that improve soil quality can help boost crop yields for African farmers, an assessment shows. Fertiliser tree systems (FTS) also help boost food security and play a role in "climate proofing" the region's arable land, the paper adds. Researchers from the World Agroforestry Centre say poor soil fertility is one of the main obstacles to improving food production in Africa.
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Great photos: Women take lead in southern India disaster risk reduction - AlertNet

Great photos: Women take lead in southern India disaster risk reduction - AlertNet | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
“ Women's groups are spearheading ambitious efforts to reduce disaster risk in flood-prone villages in southern India's Tamil Nadu state...”
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We must make up ground in the fight against desertification: ICRISAT in Guardian Global Development

We must make up ground in the fight against desertification: ICRISAT in Guardian Global Development | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
William Dar, director general of ICRISAT in Andhra Pradesh, India: A global partnership is needed to tackle the desertification that degrades more than 12m hectares of arable land every year, affecting some of the poorest and most food-insecure people...
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Climate change threatens health, agriculture - Newsday

Climate change will be “catastrophic” to health and agriculture, and could foster African instability and insecurity, Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) scientists, environmental health and agriculture experts warned yesterday.
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Scarce resources, climate biggest threats to world health

Scarce resources, climate biggest threats to world health | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
“ By 2050, there could be 70 million additional deaths in sub-Saharan Africa alone...”
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Science: 800,000 Years of Abrupt Climate Variability

We constructed an 800,000-year synthetic record of Greenland climate variability based on the thermal bipolar seesaw model. Our Greenland analog reproduces much of the variability seen in the Greenland ice cores over the past 100,000 years. The synthetic record shows strong similarity with the absolutely dated speleothem record from China, allowing us to place ice core records within an absolute timeframe for the past 400,000 years. Hence, it provides both a stratigraphic reference and a conceptual basis for assessing the long-term evolution of millennial-scale variability and its potential role in climate change at longer time scales. Indeed, we provide evidence for a ubiquitous association between bipolar seesaw oscillations and glacial terminations throughout the Middle to Late Pleistocene.
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Climate change may reduce crop and animal size

Climate change may reduce crop and animal size | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
“ Climate change may shrink crops and animal food sources, damaging ecosystems and human livelihoods, warn scientists.”
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We wish to bring to your notice that the "Green Universe Environmental Services Society (GUESS)" head-quartered at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India was established in 1998. Since then we have been promoting various eco friendly concepts, pro-environmental initiatives and sustainable development projects. With our vast field-level practical experiences we have observed and noticed that the farmers of our country are facing severe crop loss issues due to wild boar & wild animal attacks, frequent natural calamities, global warming effects, non availability of labour, cost escalation and climate change issues. It is known fact that many of the wild animals have shifted their habitations from the forests to farm fields due to man-made mistakes such as severe deforestation and high level destruction in the forest areas. 

 

Due to the above situations the farmers who make 70% of the Indian community are leaving agriculture and migrating to the urban habitations in search of livelihoods resulting in many of the villages are becoming deserts and the population pressure is at high level in urban areas which is causing various social & economic issues. It is fact that the most of the countries are shifting towards naturals in all walks of life and the demand for natural products is ever increasing and it is time to throw light on promotion of different eco-friendly sustainable farming measures & concepts to the struggling farmer community.

 

Keeping in view the alarming situation faced by the farming community due to wild boar & animal attacks which is great concern to the society today we have come up with an eco-friendly, cost-effective sustainable solution of "Henna Bio Fence." It is non-grazing & pest-free because it is astringent & pungent in nature which can be an effective NPM measure, sustains for longer period hence it is perennial, drought tolerant because it can pass through severe climatic situations, creates additional man days through raising & post harvest measures and also generates income because the demand for natural dyes is ever increasing. Hence "Henna Bio Fence" can be an eco-friendly cost-effective sustainable solution in place of highly expensive solar, chain linked mesh & barbed wire fences and can act as income & employment generating measure.

 

Natural dyes are pro-environment and obtained from renewable resources with no health hazards are traditionally used since ages to impart color. There is renewed interest in the application of natural dyes throughout the world today, as eco-friendly norms become stringent and the awareness about protection and preservation of environment grows day by day. The entire world is facing the side effects of synthetic products and there has been increasing interest in natural dyes, as the public become aware of health issues, ecological and environmental problems related to the use of synthetic dyes. Henna as natural dye is being used in Textiles, Handlooms, Leather, Beauty & Health Care, Cosmetics and Tattoo Industries etc. 

 

Considering the above facts, concerns and in light of the multi beneficial advantages, as responsible NGO we have initiated this "Henna Bio Fence" project to help the struggling farmers. We request for financial collaboration to impart trainings, to create awareness, to transform the concept and to provide input cost to encourage an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost effective "Henna Bio Fence" to the farmers to protect the crops from wild boar & animal attacks and to improve their income levels. In addition to the crop protection measure there is lot of scope for employment generation through value addition and marketing. 

 

Henna Bio Fence is also useful as NPM, NTFP, SMC & NRM measures. The Decoction of henna leaves because of its strong chemical composition can be used as Bio Pesticide for all the crops which reduces the pest management expenditure for a longer period. It also controls the cross pollination (Isolation) issues between different crops. Henna Bio Fence in one meter width all along the periphery of the crop fields in multiple (6-9) rows with close spacing will become as thick & strong fence which completely arrests the wild boar and animal attacks. Reducing crop loss itself is great benefit to the farmers and as well to the nation and also there are many social & economic advantages in addition to the crop protection measure. 

 

Keeping in view the above facts, we request the International Organizations who are very much concern about environment & global warming effects for financial contributions from Carbon Trade Funds, Environment Protection Funds, Ecological Balancing Funds, Global Warming Budgets, CSR & CER initiatives to provide them an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost effective "Henna Bio Fence" for their farm fields to protect the crops from animal attacks and to improve the income levels of the farming community. Hence, we request your kind attention towards a noble cause of "Vruksho Rakshathi Rakshithaha" by providing them the input cost from different possible funds & measures to help the struggling farmers who are feeding our Nation. The detailed project report will be submitted after hearing from you. We await quick response in this regard to make this pro-environmental project successful. We are hereby providing the YouTube link of promo film on Henna Bio Fence for information.

 

Henna Bio Fence Video Link:

 

GUESS - Henna Bio Fence - English  : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvzdK4qQbQo

 

GUESS - Henna Bio Fence - Telugu  : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQTs9khJmQg

 

Thanking You

 

 

Best Regards

 

 

OSK REDDY

Ph. No. 919494947894 / 919848028410

Mail:oskreddy@gmail.com / oskreddy@yahoo.com

Web Site: www.guessfoundation.org

 

 

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Enticing Africa’s youth to agriculture - AlertNet / FANRPAN

Enticing Africa’s youth to agriculture - AlertNet / FANRPAN | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
If Africa's youth don't see a future in agriculture, who is going to produce the continent's food? asks Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, FANRPAN
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UNFCCC: Durban Climate Talks On Slippery Ground

UNFCCC: Durban Climate Talks On Slippery Ground | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
With widespread changes in weather patterns – record high temperatures, unprecedented floods, droughts, cyclones and typhoons in many countries this year itself, the effects of climate change are getting more pronounced. Climate science is still evolving and there is growing evidence that associates such erratic weather events to climate change effects.
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Big Data Applied to Climate and Agriculture as a Service @SpatialSustain

Big Data Applied to Climate and Agriculture as a Service @SpatialSustain | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
“ Climate Corp. is the new name of a company started by two former Google employees that have been applying big data analysis to climate data since 2006.”
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Women in Rural Argentina Speak Out on Climate Change

Women in Rural Argentina Speak Out on Climate Change | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
“ Rural and indigenous women in northern Argentina, hit hard by the expanding agricultural frontier, deforestation and the spraying of toxic pesticides, spoke out about their problems and set forth proposals for discussion at the next global summit...”
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Solutions for a cultivated planet @NatureNews

Solutions for a cultivated planet @NatureNews | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
Increasing population and consumption are placing unprecedented demands on agriculture and natural resources. Today, approximately a billion people are chronically malnourished while our agricultural systems are concurrently degrading land, water, biodiversity and climate on a global scale. To meet the world’s future food security and sustainability needs, food production must grow substantially while, at the same time, agriculture’s environmental footprint must shrink dramatically. Here we analyse solutions to this dilemma, showing that tremendous progress could be made by halting agricultural expansion, closing ‘yield gaps’ on underperforming lands, increasing cropping efficiency, shifting diets and reducing waste. Together, these strategies could double food production while greatly reducing the environmental impacts of agriculture.
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In agriculture, small is beautiful @guardian

In agriculture, small is beautiful @guardian | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
“ Duncan Green: Investing in small farmers brings a developmental double whammy, helping to put food into circulation while also boosting the income of some of the poorest people on the planet...”
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Apples, oranges and climate vulnerability indices - AlertNet

Apples, oranges and climate vulnerability indices - AlertNet | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
“ Which countries are most vulnerable to climate impacts depends on who’s doing the measuring - and how...”
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International Conference on Climate Services hosted by IRI #ICCS2011

International Conference on Climate Services hosted by IRI #ICCS2011 | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
From 17-19 October 2011, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) is co-hosting the International Conference on Climate Services. The event will initiate a dialogue between experienced climate information providers and those who currently use or wish to use such information. The objective of the ICCS is to ultimately establish a climate services pilot program or network, with support from an international set of partners with experience in the implementation, design or use of climate information and services. We hope the conference will engender expressed commitments from conference participants.
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Thailand: Livelihoods at risk as more flooding expected

Thailand: Livelihoods at risk as more flooding expected | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
“ The market in Ayutthaya where Arun Kaewan used to sell goods is now a river. The factory where her son used to work is a lake.”
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GAP Report™ & GAP Index™

GAP Report™ & GAP Index™ | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
The Global Harvest Initiative has developed the Global Agricultural Productivity Report™ (GAP Report™) and Global Agricultural Productivity Index™ (GAP Index™) with input from agricultural experts including the US Department of Agriculture, Farm Foundation and others to serve as a benchmark that will be updated and released on an annual basis, integrating new agricultural challenges and advancements worldwide. Measuring progress each year is critical to obtain the right measures to boost agricultural output through timely increases in productivity in order to sustainably meet the growing needs.
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Improve decision making to cope with climate impacts - experts

Improve decision making to cope with climate impacts - experts | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
“ Finding ways to improve decision-making may be the most effective way to deal with climate uncertainties, a report says...”
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Nature: Solutions for a cultivated planet

Nature: Solutions for a cultivated planet | Henna Bio Fence | Scoop.it
“ Increasing population and consumption are placing unprecedented demands on agriculture and natural resources. Today, approximately a billion people are chronically malnourished while our agricultural systems are concurrently degrading land, water, biodiversity and climate on a global scale. To meet the world’s future food security and sustainability needs, food production must grow substantially while, at the same time, agriculture’s environmental footprint must shrink dramatically. Here we analyse solutions to this dilemma, showing that tremendous progress could be made by halting agricultural expansion, closing ‘yield gaps’ on underperforming lands, increasing cropping efficiency, shifting diets and reducing waste. Together, these strategies could double food production while greatly reducing the environmental impacts of agriculture.”
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Osk Reddy's curator insight, August 24, 2014 12:57 AM

We wish to bring to your notice that the "Green Universe Environmental Services Society (GUESS)" head-quartered at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India was established in 1998. Since then we have been promoting various eco friendly concepts, pro-environmental initiatives and sustainable development projects. With our vast field-level practical experiences we have observed and noticed that the farmers of our country are facing severe crop loss issues due to wild boar & wild animal attacks, frequent natural calamities, global warming effects, non availability of labour, cost escalation and climate change issues. It is known fact that many of the wild animals have shifted their habitations from the forests to farm fields due to man-made mistakes such as severe deforestation and high level destruction in the forest areas. 

 

Due to the above situations the farmers who make 70% of the Indian community are leaving agriculture and migrating to the urban habitations in search of livelihoods resulting in many of the villages are becoming deserts and the population pressure is at high level in urban areas which is causing various social & economic issues. It is fact that the most of the countries are shifting towards naturals in all walks of life and the demand for natural products is ever increasing and it is time to throw light on promotion of different eco-friendly sustainable farming measures & concepts to the struggling farmer community.

 

Keeping in view the alarming situation faced by the farming community due to wild boar & animal attacks which is great concern to the society today we have come up with an eco-friendly, cost-effective sustainable solution of "Henna Bio Fence." It is non-grazing & pest-free because it is astringent & pungent in nature which can be an effective NPM measure, sustains for longer period hence it is perennial, drought tolerant because it can pass through severe climatic situations, creates additional man days through raising & post harvest measures and also generates income because the demand for natural dyes is ever increasing. Hence "Henna Bio Fence" can be an eco-friendly cost-effective sustainable solution in place of highly expensive solar, chain linked mesh & barbed wire fences and can act as income & employment generating measure.

 

Natural dyes are pro-environment and obtained from renewable resources with no health hazards are traditionally used since ages to impart color. There is renewed interest in the application of natural dyes throughout the world today, as eco-friendly norms become stringent and the awareness about protection and preservation of environment grows day by day. The entire world is facing the side effects of synthetic products and there has been increasing interest in natural dyes, as the public become aware of health issues, ecological and environmental problems related to the use of synthetic dyes. Henna as natural dye is being used in Textiles, Handlooms, Leather, Beauty & Health Care, Cosmetics and Tattoo Industries etc. 

 

Considering the above facts, concerns and in light of the multi beneficial advantages, as responsible NGO we have initiated this "Henna Bio Fence" project to help the struggling farmers. We request for financial collaboration to impart trainings, to create awareness, to transform the concept and to provide input cost to encourage an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost effective "Henna Bio Fence" to the farmers to protect the crops from wild boar & animal attacks and to improve their income levels. In addition to the crop protection measure there is lot of scope for employment generation through value addition and marketing. 

 

Henna Bio Fence is also useful as NPM, NTFP, SMC & NRM measures. The Decoction of henna leaves because of its strong chemical composition can be used as Bio Pesticide for all the crops which reduces the pest management expenditure for a longer period. It also controls the cross pollination (Isolation) issues between different crops. Henna Bio Fence in one meter width all along the periphery of the crop fields in multiple (6-9) rows with close spacing will become as thick & strong fence which completely arrests the wild boar and animal attacks. Reducing crop loss itself is great benefit to the farmers and as well to the nation and also there are many social & economic advantages in addition to the crop protection measure. 

 

Keeping in view the above facts, we request the International Organizations who are very much concern about environment & global warming effects for financial contributions from Carbon Trade Funds, Environment Protection Funds, Ecological Balancing Funds, Global Warming Budgets, CSR & CER initiatives to provide them an eco-friendly, sustainable and cost effective "Henna Bio Fence" for their farm fields to protect the crops from animal attacks and to improve the income levels of the farming community. Hence, we request your kind attention towards a noble cause of "Vruksho Rakshathi Rakshithaha" by providing them the input cost from different possible funds & measures to help the struggling farmers who are feeding our Nation. The detailed project report will be submitted after hearing from you. We await quick response in this regard to make this pro-environmental project successful. We are hereby providing the YouTube link of promo film on Henna Bio Fence for information.

 

Henna Bio Fence Video Link:

 

GUESS - Henna Bio Fence - English  : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvzdK4qQbQo

 

GUESS - Henna Bio Fence - Telugu  : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQTs9khJmQg

 

Thanking You

 

 

Best Regards

 

 

OSK REDDY

Ph. No. 919494947894 / 919848028410

Mail:oskreddy@gmail.com / oskreddy@yahoo.com

Web Site: www.guessfoundation.org