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Agricultural research 'key to easing climate-change impacts' - SciDev.Net

Agricultural research 'key to easing climate-change impacts' - SciDev.Net | Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Rural Guatemala | Scoop.it

Agricultural research must be moved to the heart of efforts to limit climate change's impacts on those living in dry areas, says a report.


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In the report, Thomas Rosswall, chairman of the CGIAR independent science panel for CCAFS, explains that small-scale farmers have so far had little opportunity to adapt. He warns that climate change adaptation will be costly for agriculture. "It is absolutely essential that the agriculture sector receives a share of funding available," he says.

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Science and Society: Conservation agriculture - Daily Herald

Science and Society: Conservation agriculture - Daily Herald | Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Rural Guatemala | Scoop.it
Science and Society: Conservation agricultureDaily HeraldConservation agriculture also encourages farmers to leave the post-harvest crop residue on their fields, rather than burning it off as has been done by cultures around the world for millennia.

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How severe weather impacts global food supply

How severe weather impacts global food supply | Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Rural Guatemala | Scoop.it
Sometimes Jaria Faraj Ali is so hungry that she ties a scarf tight around her waist to make her feel more comfortable.

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Climate Change Severely Impacting Food Prices

Climate Change Severely Impacting Food Prices | Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Rural Guatemala | Scoop.it

While there are hardly any signs of substantive and forward-looking agreements being reached at the United Nations climate change conference from November 26 to December 7, 2012 in Doha, latest research cautions that impact of climate change on future food prices is being underestimated.


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Impact of conservation agriculture In Ethiopian highlands

This study evaluates the practice of conservation agriculture (CA) in the May Zeg-zeg catchment (MZZ; 187 ha) in the North Ethiopian Highlands as a soil management technique for reducing soil loss and runoff, and assesses ...

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Kenyan farmers cut tilling to raise yields, store carbon

Kenyan farmers cut tilling to raise yields, store carbon | Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Rural Guatemala | Scoop.it

 BUNGOMA, Kenya (AlertNet) – In the west Kenyan village of Siilila, 27-year-old Geoffrey Wanjala and other members of his farmers’ group are trying out a way of working the land that avoids ploughing and releasing the carbon dioxide stored in the soil. So far it is also cutting their costs and boosting yields.


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Foresight studies: shaping the future for food security - SciDev.Net

Foresight studies: shaping the future for food security - SciDev.Net | Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Rural Guatemala | Scoop.it
The world's food security depends on the quality of the forward-looking agricultural studies we are carrying out today, says Mark Holderness.
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How can we build a sustainable farming system for all?

How can we build a sustainable farming system for all? | Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in Rural Guatemala | Scoop.it

24 OCTOBER, 24 - Guardian Sustainable Business:

We need to focus on principles that can be applied to many farming systems rather than finding one system that fits all, argues Mark Driscoll... http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/farming-system-principles-based-sustainable?newsfeed=true


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