Monthly Archives: June 2014

Inclusion of environmental education in farming and cattle breeding (allAfrica)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://allafrica.com/stories/201406240432.html Angola: Environmental Education Recommended to Fight Desertification The university teacher Calombe Filipe recently appealed in Luanda for more awareness on the part of people about the environment, as a means to curb…

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From dust bowl to carbon sink: the potential of conservation agriculture

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
Two new videos exploring conservation agriculture were recently shared. The first looks back to the US dust bowl in the 1930s that motivated the development of no-till farming and…

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To raise awareness for the issue of land degradation (Land, Lives, Peace)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://landlivespeace.org/2014/06/20/world-day-to-combat-desertification-geneva-2014/ World Day to Combat Desertification Geneva 2014 Last Tuesday (17th of June), Initiatives of Change together with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation organized an observance event for the “World Day to…

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World Day to Combat Desertification on 17 June 2014

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Dear CSO representatives, We would like to invite you to celebrate with us the World Day to Combat Desertification on 17 June this year. The theme of the 2014 World Day to Combat Desertification is ecosystem-based…

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The Costs of the California Drought

Originally posted on Global Food Politics:
The ongoing drought in California is raising concerns that this year’s fire season could be the worst on record. It’s also pitting farmers against environmentalists over who should be able to use how much…

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