Category Archives: Agriculture

How planting a garden can boost bees, local food and resilience during the coronavirus crisis… #Covid19 #nutritionalsecurity

With the arrival of spring, many people have been starting to think about how COVID-19 will impact the affordability and availability of fruits and vegetables in coming months, as shortages of both honeybees and migrant workers threaten crop pollination and the food that comes … Continue reading

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EU Proposes 2030 Goal to Reduce Pesticide Use by 50% and Increase Arable Land in Organic Production by At Least 17%

(Beyond Pesticides, May 26, 2020) Across the pond, the European Commission (EC) has announced plans to protect biodiversity and build a more sustainable food system, and identified the reduction of pesticide use  and the expansion of organic agriculture as pillars of the scheme. … Continue reading

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#Covid19: Deaths and Infections by Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) will continue to be LOW in Africa by Prof Marte

Contrary to the projections of World Health Organization (WHO) and Western Countries, Africa will not be devastated by COVID-19. The testing levels in Africa are far below those in Europe and USA which may be responsible for the low incidences. … Continue reading

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The FG €995m Agric MECHANISATION Facility To Help Nigeria Attained Food Security And Diversify Economy

Originally posted on DAILY WATCH PRESS :
Alh. SSabo Muh’d Nanono, Nigerian Minister of Agriculture In a recent report the Daily Watch Press crew learnt the Federal Government is planning on using the €995M agric mechanisation facility to Help nigeria Attained…

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The relevance of agroecology, territorial solidarity and the right to food for the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

Originally posted on Food Governance:
On 14 May, the Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) sent a letter to the Executive vice president of the European Commission (EC), Franz Timmermans, who is leading the European Green…

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How unintended consequences unraveled a legendary agricultural achievement

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
THE WASHINGTON POST – By Erin Blakemore – April 18, 2020 – https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/how-unintended-consequences-unraveled-a-legendary-agricultural-achievement/2020/04/17/b62f0f04-7ff0-11ea-8013-1b6da0e4a2b7_story.html In the 1960s and 1970s, a single farm scientist became a public hero, credited with ending famine in much of the developing world. Norman Borlaug’s…

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Comparisons of organic and conventional agriculture need improvement, say researchers

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Phys. Org. – MARCH 18, 2020 – by Chalmers University of Technology – https://phys.org/news/2020-03-comparisons-conventional-agriculture.html The environmental effects of agriculture and food are hotly debated. But the most widely used method of analysis often tends to overlook vital…

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