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WWF - Environmental impacts of beef production

WWF - Environmental impacts of beef production | Miguel R | Scoop.it

the largest environmental impact of agriculture in general is the conversion of natural habitats to farming land. More pasture cattle than all other domesticated animals and crops combined. increasing proportion of grain produced from agriculture, to water pollution and soil degradation, and greenhouse gas emissions. of pollution in many countries.

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US agriculture exports reach record high - North Texas e-News

historic natural disasters, including the epic Texas drought, American agriculture posted a record high $136.3 billion in exports last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Last year, farmers and ranchers battled a ton of obstacles, especially here in Texas. every $1 billion in exports produces 8,400 American jobs. Based on this statistic, American agriculture exports supported more than one million American jobs last year.

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Live chat Tuesday: How to take a global approach to any local beat | Poynter.

Women in agriculture will be staged at the Indian National Agricultural Science Centre in New Delhi from March 13-15, 2012. Growth in Agriculture women farmers across the global will be given an opportunity to establish a dialogue to work together to agriculture, especially to women in developing countries to improve agricultural productivity and nutrition and reduce hunger and poverty.

Women comprise, on an average, 43 per cent of the agricultural work force in developing countries, ranging from 20 per cent in Latin America to 50 per cent in Eastern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

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IFAD Governing Council Calls for Support for Climate-Smart Agriculture - Climate Change Policy & Practice

IFAD Governing Council Calls for Support for Climate-Smart Agriculture - Climate Change Policy & Practice | Miguel R | Scoop.it

The 35th session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development sustainable smallholder agriculture to meeting global food needs while protecting the environment. He urged the international community to learn through trial and error, while adopting successful models to new locations. Gates also announced seven grants for a total value of $200 million, for projects to be carried out mainly in Africa. 

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Infographics of the Week: Water Footprint of Humanity | Food+Tech Connect - StumbleUpon

 Greenmount students with the opportunity to meet with employers in the agri-food industry, discuss employment prospects and the skills and qualifications required for a range of vacancies. A number of industry organisations from the agri-food, landbased technology, agricultural engineering and horticulture sectors will participate in the event. encourage employers to avail of this service and to contact the College when jobs within their organisations become available.

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Bill Gates: Investments In Agriculture Are Best Weapons Against ...

Bill Gates: Investments In Agriculture Are Best Weapons Against ... | Miguel R | Scoop.it

small farmers in developing countries need when they need it. the UN bodies responsible for fighting hunger and poverty to unite around a common global target for sustainable productivity growth to guide and measure their efforts. Investments in agriculture are the best weapons against hunger and poverty and they have made life better for billions of people. The number of hungry people in the world has reached the 1 billion mark, and global food prices that were beginning to fall last July

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