Monthly Archives: March 2015

#Farming Friday 30: Climate Smart Women Farmers

Originally posted on Thought + Food:
When climate change is discussed, farming often does not feature in it as much as it should; but farmers the world over are already living and dealing with it. For International’s Women Day, here is…

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Agroecological projects : average crop yield increase of 80% in 57 developing countries (Food Freedom)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/eco-farming-can-double-food-production-in-10-years-says-new-un-report/ Eco-farming Can Double Food Production in 10 Years, says new UN report By United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food GENEVA – Small-scale farmers can double food production within 10…

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Small-scale farmers can double food production (The Ecologist)

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Read at : http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/805229/agroecological_farming_can_double_food_production_in_africa_over_next_10_years.html Agroecological farming ‘can double food production in Africa over next 10 years’ Tom Levitt 8th March, 2011 Low-input farming projects, not reliant on chemical fertilisers and pesticides, have brought significant increases in…

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Agroforestry crucial to ensure food security (UN News Centre)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44071&Cr=food+security&Cr1=#.URLexMc1Gg0 Agroforestry crucial to ensure food security of millions, says UN agency The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called on countries to boost efforts to promote agroforestry, a practice involving…

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Forests and food

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: Google Agroforestry To what extent does the presence of forests and trees contribute to food production in humid and dry forest landscapes?: a systematic review protocol Authors: Foli, S.; Reed, J.; Clendenning, J.; Petrokofsky,…

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