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Challenges to humanitarian food aid

I am in a workshop in Nairobi with people from the Horn and East of Africa and also from the Sahel. Naturally, no programme discussion could be complete without time being spent on droughts and famines. 620 more words

India

Small-scale farmers can double food production (The Ecologist)

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Agroecological farming ‘can double food production in Africa over next 10 years’

Tom Levitt

8th March, 2011

Low-input farming projects, not reliant on chemical fertilisers and pesticides, have brought significant increases in food production in Africa, south-east Asia and South America, according to a UN report… 230 more words
Agriculture

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Agroforestry crucial to ensure food security (UN News Centre)

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http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44071&Cr=food+security&Cr1=#.URLexMc1Gg0

Agroforestry crucial to ensure food security of millions, says UN agency

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called on countries to boost efforts to promote agroforestry, a practice involving the combination of trees with crop or livestock production, stressing it can help millions of people escape poverty and prevent environmental degradation, making it crucial to ensure food security in the future. 150 more words

Food / Food Security

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Forests and food

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Agroforestry

To what extent does the presence of forests and trees contribute to food production in humid and dry forest landscapes?: a systematic review protocol… 189 more words

Food / Food Security

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Tree plantation and natural forest

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Tree Plantation Bangalore – Turahalli Forest 07-07-2013

Do tree plantations support forest conservation?

Key messages

  • Tree plantations potentially support natural forest conservation. The main hypothesis for this effect is that tree plantations substitute natural forests for production, especially when plantations achieve high productivity.
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Ecology - Environment

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Agribusiness versus Great Apes

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Dja Faunal Reserve Cameroon – Human and Natural

Africa: Agribusiness Companies Destroying Vital Rainforest Habitat of Chimpanzees and Other Great Apes

Greenpeace International (Amsterdam) 221 more words

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