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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Farming with fire: Revaluing a Japanese agricultural tradition
Researchers are finding merit in a traditional practice that uses fire to prepare and enrich soil.
Climate change will threaten wine production, study shows
Rising global temperatures will make it much harder to grow grapes in traditional wine regions.
Agricultural heritage across the millennia
Linking local history and traditions to modern agriculture can revitalize land management with community pride and sustainable practices.
Guardians of life and of Earth
Around the world, but especially in the planet’s poorest regions, women represent a life force that renews itself daily, sometimes against all odds.
Crunching the numbers to preserve fertile farmland
The European Commission supports data collection to help protect soil and its resources from climate change impacts.
Growing food in the desert: is this the solution to the world’s food crisis?
Using sun to desalinate seawater to irrigate and cool greenhouses, food can be grown in arid climates.
Making the Carbon Farming Initiative more appealing to farmers
Two Australian schemes may benefit landholders while reducing impact on climate and biodiversity.
Worms, termites, microbes offer food security
Worms and termites are not likely to win hearts and minds, but they, along with lichens and microbes, are vital to food security.
Why your health is bigger than your body
New research explains how the interrelationship between politics, economics and ecology can help or hurt our bodies.
Innovative crops of the Alai Valley
In Krygystan’s Alai Valley, support for farmer-led initiatives is inspiring an agricultural transition to new crops.
Water and sustainable land use in the Wakhan Valley
With help from the PALM project, farmers in the Pamir Mountains are trying new approaches to improve land productivity.
Monoculture mania must and can be overcome
Agriculture should be practised sustainably and with human nutrition (not profits for corporations) foremost in our thinking.
A critical mass for real food
The old slave plantation logic is still the logic of our industrial food system, 500 years in the making, but a new way of thinking is taking off.
China tries alternative to industrial agriculture
China’s great advances have come at the expense of regions with high food insecurity and fragile ecosystems.
Cuba seeks to guarantee food supplies in changing climate
Farmers in Cuba are coming up with alternatives to keep food on the table during times of drought, heavy rains or hurricanes.
Are transgenic crops safe? GM agriculture in Africa
Though controversial, could genetically modified crops help to solve Africa's food, agriculture and human security challenges?
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