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Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers
Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmersArticle

Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

29 Apr 2021

How South Africa's mangrove forests store carbon and why it matters
How South Africa's mangrove forests store carbon and why it mattersArticle

Scientists around the world are looking for ways to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere...

Jaime Leigh Johnson and Jacqueline L Raw 26 Feb 2020

Restoring soil can help address climate change
Restoring soil can help address climate changeArticle

It's time to take soil seriously. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with very high confidence in its latest report, land degradation represents "one of the biggest and most urgent challenges" that humanity faces...

David R. Montgomery 14 Aug 2019

Do you have a frog in your orchid?
Do you have a frog in your orchid?Article

A new approach that could transform agriculture in the region is gaining traction. Jorisna Bonthuys takes a look at regenerative agriculture and how it relates to the horticultural sector in the article: Rooting for a sustainable future - Unlocking regenerative farming...

30 May 2019

Carbon farming: How agriculture can both feed people and fight climate change
Carbon farming: How agriculture can both feed people and fight climate changeArticle

In only a few decades, traditional dryland farming on drained peat soils will be increasingly difficult as the rich organic soils vanish and flood prevention becomes too costly...

27 Feb 2019

4 per 1000 initiative to help farmers with soil management, reverse degradation
4 per 1000 initiative to help farmers with soil management, reverse degradationArticle

The aim of the initiative is to demonstrate that agriculture, and in particular agricultural soils can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned...

12 Sep 2018

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Global Soil Organic Carbon Map a powerful tool for sustainable agriculture, climate change mitigationArticle

Conserving and restoring soils, as a major carbon storage system, is critical for both sustainable agriculture and mitigating climate change. FAO launched a comprehensive global map showing the amount of carbon stocks in the soil...

6 Dec 2017

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Monsanto to become carbon neutral by 2021Article

Monsanto Company recently announced at COP23 that they have made significant progress toward getting its operations carbon neutral by 2021...

22 Nov 2017

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Agriculture and food systems will play a fundamental role in mitigating climate changeArticle

Unless sustainable, climate-smart ways of producing, transporting, processing and consuming food are adopted globally, emissions from agriculture sectors are set to increase, further contributing to climate change...

15 Nov 2017

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From waste to healthy soils: Why composting is the green thing to doArticle

In South Africa, organic waste - perfectly compostable material - is one of the highest waste contributors to overflowing landfills, the largest source of methane gas...

27 Oct 2017

Protecting Africa's drylands key to the continent's future
Protecting Africa's drylands key to the continent's futureArticle

With over half of sub-Saharan Africa consisting of arid and semi-arid lands, the livelihoods of over 400 million people who inhabit these areas are at risk...

Sam Otieno 7 Sep 2017

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Earth's soil carbon reservoir poses massive risk to climate change mitigationArticle

Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote warned of colossal negative impacts on the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in Earth's soils are released...

22 Mar 2017

Soil and pulses strategic allies in creating food security, combating climate change
Soil and pulses strategic allies in creating food security, combating climate changeArticle

According to a new report by FAO, soil and pulses, especially when deployed together, can make significant contributions toward feeding the world and combatting climate change...

6 Dec 2016

Organic farming gets a bad rap - why it shouldn't
Organic farming gets a bad rap - why it shouldn'tArticle

The word organic has nothing to do with organic chemistry even though carbon-rich soil organic matter is important to organic farming. Organic derives instead from the word organism...

Raymond Auerbach 1 Nov 2016

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Taking a different approach to food security challenges and environmental sustainabilityArticle

New research in agroecology - a traditional way of using farming methods that are less resource oriented, and which work in harmony with society - allow us to explore...

11 Aug 2016

Probiotics for plants
Probiotics for plantsArticle

Traditionally, probiotics are all about digestive health, but few people are aware that the benefits of probiotics extend far beyond the human body. In the garden, probiotics...

13 May 2016

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