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Why climate talks need to focus on agriculture

Why climate talks need to focus on agriculture | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
Other sectors often dominate discussions, but climate-smart farming offers potent solutions, says Frank Rijsberman.
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Intercropping with nitrogen-fixing plants to avoid unnecessary use of mineral fertilisers that emit greenhouse gases, appropriate agroforestry management, utilizing cover crops or promoting no-till agriculture have been validated by the CGIAR as efficient climate-smart agriculture tools.

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New science reveals agriculture’s true climate impact

New science reveals agriculture’s true climate impact | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

"Scientists can finally prove that overuse of fertilizer in industrial farming is a major cause of climate change. Whether or not this will make it easier to hold Big Ag accountable is yet to be seen"

 

Excellent article in Grist on the need to cut nitrous oxide emissions.


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Is solar-powered desalination ready to take off?

Is solar-powered desalination ready to take off? | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
From Isle of Man to Saudi Arabia, renewable desalination is gaining interest around the world as solution to water scarcity and food crisis
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Renewable desalinization has direct and tremendous impact implications for sustainable agriculture and from a climate-change perspective.

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Agricultural Commodity Price Volatility - Papers - OECD iLibrary

Recent years have witnessed a sharp increase in many commodity prices.

Read here the latest OECD working paper on this matter...

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