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If groundwater resources are overexploited, aquifers will be unable to recharge fast enough to keep pace with water withdrawals (Worldwatch Institute)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.worldwatch.org/global-irrigated-area-record-levels-expansion-slowing?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+worldwatch%2Fall+%28Worldwatch+Institute%29 Global Irrigated Area at Record Levels, But Expansion Slowing In 2009, the most recent year for which global data are available from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 311 million…

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The future lies in Vertical Farming

Originally posted on Tech4agri:
More and more the talk of the global agriculture diaspora centres on the ever increasing global population and the threat of food insecurity. Currently the global agri food system is steeped in money, food wastage and…

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Extremely drought-resistant Sahara olive tree against drought and desertification (Science Daily)

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Read at : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130503094711.htm Sahara Olive Tree: Genetic Heritage to Be Preserved (Olea europaea subsp. laperrinei) The Saharan cousin of Mediterranean olive trees remains largely unknown. However, this subspecies (called the Laperinne’s olive tree) is of…

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Grow good food for all : every school its schoolyard farm (Fresh Roots Urban Farm)

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AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL THE SCHOOLS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD Read at : http://freshrootsurbancsa.wordpress.com/ Let’s Grow A Schoolyard Farm! Let us build a farm! Changing one school at a time Grow good food for all Tulip…

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Food security by combatting desertification (Google / Mareeg)

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Read at : Google Alerts – desertification http://www.mareeg.com/fidsan.php?sid=27932&tirsan=3 Somalia: the EU enhances food security by combatting desertification in Puntland Mareeg.com-Today, the European Union and its partners, Adeso and CARE, have signed two contracts allowing them to…

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Mapping of desertification severity (Google / IJETAE)

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Read at : Google Alerts – desertification http://www.ijetae.com/files/Volume3Issue6/IJETAE_0613_97.pdf International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering http://www.ijetae.com (ISSN 2250-2459, ISO 9001:2008 Certified Journal, Volume 3, Issue 6, June 2013) 568 Mapping of desertification severity using expert…

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Small farms that grow food for sale within city limits : a fertile future (City Farmer News / Vancouversun)

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Read at : http://www.cityfarmer.info/2013/05/29/urban-farming-promises-a-fertile-future/ http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Urban+farming+promises+fertile+future/8443121/story.html Urban farming promises a fertile future Cities have become incubators for the farmers of tomorrow. By Ngaio Hotte President of the Vancouver Urban Farming Society Vancouver Sun May 28, 2013 Excerpt:…

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