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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
UN warns corporate lobbying blocking food reforms
Large agri-business and food producers are stifling efforts to improve global and environmental health.
Mt. Fuji eco-village connects to a greener world
In the shadow of Japan's famed peak lies a sustainable community cultivating over 250 organic crops.
Agriculture and food systems unsustainable
A new report assesses the environmental impacts of food systems and indicates dietary changes are needed if we are to slow the damage caused by agriculture.
The tea forests of Yunnan
Mangjing Village's tea gardens show that traditional cultivation systems can both support local livelihoods and conserve biodiversity.
A Thousand Suns: the view from Ethiopia’s Gamo Highlands
Externally driven agricultural pressures threaten an ancient and sustainable way of living.
The secret is in the soil
Organic gardener and social entrepreneur John Moore explains that the secret to healthy life is in healthy organic soil.
Resilient Bangladesh: Mapping local solutions
This second video of the series shows how the people of Bangladesh are tackling local problems like less predictable rainfall.
Sands shifting for Africa’s nomadic herders
Huge areas of land used by pastoralists in Africa have been lost to sedentary farming and conservation.
Greetings from Satoyama
Satoyama systems symbolise a pure integration of environmental, economic, cultural and social links between humans and nature.
A taste for organic food
In countries like Germany, organic food production is booming, as is the population's awareness about food sustainability.
Roots that bind
After volunteering with Guatemalan farmers, Adam Darragh believes bottom-up approaches to development and deforestation can succeed.
Harvest time in satoyama
The idea of satoyama embodies particular views about nature and its integration with lifestyle, cultural values and resource management practices.
How much oil do Americans eat?
Michael Pollan's recent open letter to Barack Obama outlines why and how America's diet and agriculture need to shift away from a reliance on cheap oil.
Outcome from the Toyako Summit
It appears that substantively not much was achieved at the G8 Toyako Summit, especially in relation to climate change.
Welcome to Our World 2.0
Our World 2.0 is a webzine and video brief series from UN University focusing on climate change, oil, food and biodiversity.
Africa and climate change
For the depth and breadth of climate challenges that Africa faces, the country needs frontier science and entrepreneurship.
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