More than 1.6 million worldwide to benefit from USDA International Assistance … – High Plains Journal

More than 1.6 million worldwide to benefit from USDA International Assistance
High Plains Journal
In Nicaragua, USDA will work with Catholic Relief Services, government ministries and the local university to improve the cacao agroforestry and livestock sectors in the impoverished eastern coast of the country. This project will help small producers

‘It takes a village’ to stop climate change? – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

'It takes a village' to stop climate change?
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
In Honduras' Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, communities created the Union of Agroforestry Cooperatives for mutual support in the face of inadequate government protection and support. For years the government failed to timely approve forest management …

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Nespresso Launches Sustainability Ambition and Sustainable Development Fund – Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Nespresso Launches Sustainability Ambition and Sustainable Development Fund
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Nespresso plans to inset its residual operational carbon footprint and increase farm climate resilience through an extensive agroforestry programme. "Our business model enables us to be involved in every stage of coffee sourcing, production and sale.

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World Bank to Support Forest Restoration and Conservation – AllAfrica.com

World Bank to Support Forest Restoration and Conservation
AllAfrica.com
The project will also focus on rehabilitating the forests and its biodiversity, improving sustainable land management and agroforestry, and introducing silvo-pastoral approaches. This will be complemented by direct support to community livelihoods

Time to Recognize Community Forest Rights to Combat Climate Change – Jakarta Globe

Time to Recognize Community Forest Rights to Combat Climate Change
Jakarta Globe
In Honduras' Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, communities created the Union of Agroforestry Cooperatives for mutual support in the face of inadequate government protection and support. For years the government failed to timely approve forest management …

The Polish Ambassador, Facilitators, and Community Organizers Join to Create … – PR Web (press release)

The Polish Ambassador, Facilitators, and Community Organizers Join to Create
PR Web (press release)
This October, electronic music musician David Sulgalski aka The Polish Ambassador will partner with a team of permaculture educators and community organizers to bring Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour to venues in major cities …

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The Polish Ambassador, Facilitators, and Community Organizers Join to Create … – DigitalJournal.com

The Polish Ambassador, Facilitators, and Community Organizers Join to Create
DigitalJournal.com
This October, electronic music musician David Sulgalski aka The Polish Ambassador will partner with a team of permaculture educators and community organizers to bring Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour to venues in major cities …

Does grazing change algal communities from grassland and pine afforested streams?: A laboratory approach

Publication date: Available online 27 August 2014
Source:Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters
Author(s): Luciana Cibils Martina , Javier Márquez , Romina Principe , Noemí Gari , Ricardo Albariño
Drastic changes in the composition and physiognomy of riparian vegetation, such as the conversion of grassland to forest, are expected to alter interactions among light availability, primary producers and herbivores. Our aim was to examine in laboratory the influence of a ubiquitous grazer on periphyton grown in a grassland unshaded stream (reference) vs. periphyton from a nearby pine afforested stream. Besides, we evaluated how the community responds to the removal of grazing. Given that grassland streams are exposed to higher light intensity and grazers are more abundant compared to afforested streams, we proposed that if biofilm grown in the afforested stream are dominated by grazing-vulnerable algal species, grazing pressure by Helicopsyche sp. should be stronger. In addition, if biofilm from the afforested stream has low quality or is less abundant as food for consumers, the effects of Helicopsyche sp. may be stronger or weaker depending on their feeding decisions. Helicopsyche sp. caused a decrease in richness and diversity in periphyton grown in the grassland stream and its net grazing effect on chlorophyll a (Chl a ) was higher. Algal community composition from grassland stream was strongly changed after grazing, with a decrease in the proportion of overstory algae. In contrast, algal community structure of periphyton from the afforested stream was neither affected by grazing nor by grazing exclusion. Helicopsyche sp. produced significant changes in a short time in structural attributes of algal communities, mainly in periphyton from the grassland stream suggesting that herbivory, as a functional factor, is diminished following afforestation.

Influence of stock origin and environmental conditions on the survival and growth of juvenile freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera) in a cross-exposure experiment

Publication date: Available online 27 August 2014
Source:Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters
Author(s): Marco Denic , Jens-Eike Tauebert , Michael Lange , Frankie Thielen , Christian Scheder , Clemens Gumpinger , Juergen Geist
The freshwater pearl mussel ( Margaritifera margaritifera ) is a highly specialized and sensitive freshwater bivalve, whose survival in the juvenile phase is indicative of high quality habitats. This contribution investigates the use of juvenile freshwater pearl mussels as bioindicators, considering the influence of mussel stock and study stream conditions on juvenile performance, as described by survival and growth rates. A standardized cross experiment was carried out investigating juvenile performance in four different pearl mussel stocks originating from the Rhine, Danube and Elbe drainages, representing distinct genetic conservation units. The juveniles were exposed in five study streams which were selected to integrate pearl mussel streams with different water qualities and recruitment status of the mussel population. Per study stream, five standard mesh cages containing an equal number of 20 (10 × 2) juvenile pearl mussels per stock in separate chambers were installed. Survival and growth rates of juveniles were checked after three months (i.e. before their first winter) and after nine months (i.e. after their first winter). Mussel stock and study stream conditions significantly influenced juvenile performance. Growth rates were determined by study stream conditions and increased with stream water temperature, organic carbon and C/N ratios. Survival rates varied stock-specifically, indicating different levels of local adaptation to their native streams. Due to the detection of stream-specific differences in juvenile performance, freshwater pearl mussels appear suitable as bioindicators. However, a careful of consideration of stock-specificity is necessary to avoid false interpretation of bioindication results. The comparison of stock-specific survival in native versus non-native streams implicates that exposure of juveniles outside their native habitats is able to increase breeding success or else serve for risk spreading in breeding programs.

River bed stability versus clogged interstitial: Depth-dependent accumulation of substances in freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera L.) habitats in Austrian streams as a function of hydromorphological parameters

Publication date: Available online 27 August 2014
Source:Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters
Author(s): Christian Scheder , Birgit Lerchegger , Peter Flödl , Daniela Csar , Clemens Gumpinger , Christoph Hauer
Substrate conditions are considered crucial for the survival of juvenile freshwater pearl mussels ( Margaritifera margaritifera L.)–and therefore for the recovery of overaged populations in danger of extinction–as fine sediments can clog the interstitial habitat and hamper water and oxygen circulation to the juveniles. Watercourses and their bed sediments must meet two seemingly diametrically opposite requirements in order to offer the freshwater pearl mussel appropriate habitats: stable substrates for all live stages and an unclogged interstitial for the juveniles. As only few scientific publications deal with subsurface conditions in pearl mussel brooks, the present preliminary study tries to contribute to this topic by compiling a variety of chemical and hydromorphological data from several Austrian watercourses with distinctly different characteristics. It was clearly shown that discharge patterns, hydraulic pressure, water depths and flow velocities affect both river bed stability and the perfusion of the hyporheic zone: In an artificial millrace with permanent low flow conditions and a permanently stable substrate a distinct barrier was detected within the first 5 cm substrate depth that totally blocks the interchange between surface and interstitial water, resulting in an accumulation of substances of all kinds, among them potentially toxic substances. Such a barrier was also found to be building up in several natural watercourses, clearly indicating the danger of adverse land-use and of long-term low flow conditions in smaller brooks (given that the local decrease in precipitation, proven in long-term studies, proceeds). Significant differences in substrate concentrations in the interstitial water were detected between watercourses, whereas chemical conditions in the surface water exhibited no differences at all. An accompanying biomonitoring study showed high survival rates all over the study area, indicating the suitability of juvenile freshwater pearl mussels as bioindicators in terms of surface water, but not of interstitial water.

Conservation status of the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera in Portugal

Publication date: Available online 27 August 2014
Source:Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters
Author(s): Ronaldo Sousa , Ângela Amorim , Elsa Froufe , Simone Varandas , Amílcar Teixeira , Manuel Lopes-Lima
Based on new information, the current conservation status of the freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) in Portugal is revised. Between 2010 and 2013 surveys were conducted in eight different rivers to assess distribution, abundance, size-frequency and preferential habitat of this species. Rivers Neiva, Cávado and Terva presented very low abundances (in the Cávado no specimens were found) and showed acute signs of ageing, calling into question the future survival of these populations. Although abundances were low in Rivers Beça, Paiva and Mente, juveniles were present and populations may improve their conservation status in the future, if appropriate management measures are applied. Rivers Rabaçal and Tuela presented the highest abundances of adults and juveniles and these two rivers have the highest potential for the conservation of freshwater pearl mussels in Portugal. However, these two populations have suffered severe declines in several stretches due to the construction of dams in recent years. Given that the Portuguese pearl mussel populations are at the southern range of the species distribution, their conservation should be a priority. This current description of the conservation status of M. margaritifera in Portugal can be used as a reference, and guide future research and management initiatives to better conserve this species.

Nespresso Launches its 2020 Sustainability Ambition and the Nespresso … – DigitalJournal.com

Nespresso Launches its 2020 Sustainability Ambition and the Nespresso
DigitalJournal.com
Nespresso plans to inset its residual operational carbon footprint and increase farm climate resilience through an extensive agroforestry programme. "Our business model enables us to be involved in every stage of coffee sourcing, production and sale.

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Nespresso Launches its 2020 Sustainability Ambition and the Nespresso … – PR Newswire (press release)

Nespresso Launches its 2020 Sustainability Ambition and the Nespresso
PR Newswire (press release)
Nespresso plans to inset its residual operational carbon footprint and increase farm climate resilience through an extensive agroforestry programme. "Our business model enables us to be involved in every stage of coffee sourcing, production and sale.

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Nespresso Launches Its 2020 Sustainability Ambition and the Nespresso … – SYS-CON Media (press release)

Nespresso Launches Its 2020 Sustainability Ambition and the Nespresso
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Nespresso plans to inset its residual operational carbon footprint and increase farm climate resilience through an extensive agroforestry programme. "Our business model enables us to be involved in every stage of coffee sourcing, production and sale.

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Nespresso Launches Its 2020 Sustainability Ambition and the Nespresso … – PR Newswire UK (press release)

Nespresso Launches Its 2020 Sustainability Ambition and the Nespresso
PR Newswire UK (press release)
Nespresso plans to inset its residual operational carbon footprint and increase farm climate resilience through an extensive agroforestry programme. "Our business model enables us to be involved in every stage of coffee sourcing, production and sale.

CAN 2014 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalist!

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26 August 2014. Today Executive Director Roseann Cohen announced that CAN’s International Youth Network for Food Security and Sovereignty has been selected as one of 20 semi-finalists in the 2014 Fuller Challenge. Named “Socially Responsible Design’s Highest Award,” the Fuller Challenge invites scientists, designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists and planners from all over the world to submit their innovative solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy.

International Youth Network for Food Security and Sovereignty trains rural youth in Mexico and Central America in a highly participatory process to develop sustainable food systems in their communities through social, ecological and technological innovation. With a broader goal of agro-ecological transformation across Central America and beyond, the network seeks to re-imbue communities with traditional ecological values while drawing from modern best practices. Trained and empowered youth leaders are the ideal vectors to propagate genuine sustainability.

Twenty Semi-Finalist proposals, including CAN’s, have been selected out of an entry pool of over 450 applications and have undergone a rigorous review for adherence to the seven-point Challenge criteria: Visionary, Comprehensive, Ecologically Responsible, Feasible, Verifiable, and Replicable. CAN’sapplication has been through three rounds of vetting by the members of the Challenge Review Committee, including analysis and evaluation by an interdisciplinary team of experts and advisors.

The finalists will be announced in the fall.

 

 

Coffee Tasting with Victor Castro | Aug 30 | Oakland, Calif

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AgroEco coffee now being sold by CAFE PANAMERICANO at the Phat Beets Farmers Market in Oakland!!  Coffee-tasting this Saturday at 1 pm (August 30) with CAN’s Victor Castro. Learn about AgroEco® Coffee, direct trade, and agroecology. Buy a bag of coffee, or two!

Phat Beets Farmers Market
Sat Aug 30 9:30 am-2:30 pm; Victor’s tasting at 1 pm
(Near Destiny Art Center)
970 Grace Ave.
North Oakland, California

 

Coffee Tasting | Aug 30 | Oakland, Calif

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Please join Victor Castro for a coffee tasting on Saturday August 30 at 1 pm at the Farmers Market in North Oakland. Learn about AgroEco® Coffee, direct trade, and agroecology. Buy a bag of coffee, or two!

Farmers Market
Sat Aug 30 9:30 am-2:30 pm; Victor’s tasting at 1 pm
(Near Destiny Art Center)
970 Grace Ave.
North Oakland, California

Reason for Climate Change Optimism as Forest Strategy Is Validated – Ecosystem Marketplace

Reason for Climate Change Optimism as Forest Strategy Is Validated
Ecosystem Marketplace
For example, Forest Trends is working with the IKEA Foundation with both the Surui and the Yawanawa peoples in Brazil in agroforestry trainings about sustainable forest products, renewable energy installations, youth learning exchanges, and women's …

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Gettin’ dirty: Agroecology major excels as member of US soil-judging team – Penn State News

Gettin' dirty: Agroecology major excels as member of US soil-judging team
Penn State News
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The study of agricultural sciences can lead to incredible opportunities. Penn State student Nancy Kammerer discovered this firsthand during her recent trip to Jeju, South Korea, for the first International Soil Judging Contest.

African Farmers Are Creating Forest Gardens and “Planting it Forward” – Care2.com

African Farmers Are Creating Forest Gardens and "Planting it Forward"
Care2.com
Working with agroforestry experts and volunteers from Trees for the Future, an Aid for Africa member organization, farmers in West Africa are turning small unproductive fields into veritable oases of fruits and vegetables. One plant-it-forward scenario

Caterpillars have nonstop appetites; be careful what you offer them – Hunterdon County Democrat

Caterpillars have nonstop appetites; be careful what you offer them
Hunterdon County Democrat
… growth happens so quickly that it goes through five to six stages of molting called instars, where it basically sheds its skin like a snake does as it grows,” said Thom Almendinger, Duke Farms Foundation director of Natural Resources and Agroecology.

Zombie ant fungi ‘know’ brains of their hosts

A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host but not when infecting other ant species, a new study shows. The findings, which suggest that the fungus “knows” its preferred host, provide new insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying this phenomenon, according to researchers.

2014 Food for Progress Program to Benefit More Than 1.6 Million – AllAfrica.com

2014 Food for Progress Program to Benefit More Than 1.6 Million
AllAfrica.com
USDA's work with Catholic Relief Services, government ministries and the local university to improve the cacao agroforestry and livestock sectors in the impoverished eastern coast of Nicaragua. This project will help small producers achieve higher …

Preserving the past a primary focus of new director at Soule Homestead – Middleboro Gazette

Preserving the past a primary focus of new director at Soule Homestead
Middleboro Gazette
The land was purchased by the town of Middleboro in the 1980s and is leased to the Soule Homestead, a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the farm and developing it into an "agro-ecology education center" for local residents. Looking much

A typology for fish-based assessment of the ecological status of lowland lakes with description of the reference fish communities

Publication date: Available online 21 August 2014
Source:Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters
Author(s): David Ritterbusch , Uwe Brämick , Thomas Mehner
We compared the potential of different lake typologies to discriminate fish communities in least disturbed sites. The typologies tested were based on morphometric and geographical descriptors. The best discrimination was achieved by distinguishing three lake types according to depth and mixis regime: polymictic lakes, stratified lakes with less than 30 m of maximum depth and deep, stratified lakes with maximum depths above 30 m. We conclude that the proposed typology is appropriate for a system to assess the ecological status of German lakes with the fish fauna according to the Water Framework Directive and might well be transferable to other European assessment systems. The fish communities in all lake types were similar and dominated by few fish species. Perch and roach were the most abundant ones, followed by ruffe, bream, rudd and pike. The fish communities in least disturbed sites might be used as reference conditions in future fish-based assessment systems.

USDA takes wrong turn at ag crossroads

Earlier this month, USDA made clear that they plan to give the final go-ahead to the next generation of herbicide-resistent GE seeds. Widespread public concern about this new technology delayed its approval by more than two years. But on September 6, the final 30-day "waiting period" will come to a close, and Dow's new 2,4-D corn and soy will be approved for market.

PAN stands with communities across the country who are outraged at the pending decision. "USDA is much more interested in working with Dow and Monsanto to bring their products to market than in protecting the well-being of our farmers and rural communities," says PAN Senior Scientist Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman in a passionate press statement.

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Can’t stop, won’t stop our ‘Right to Know’

Just yesterday, Colorado advocates got the signatures they needed to put a public initiative to label genetically engineered (GE) foods on the November ballot. Colorado's proposition 105, and its counterpart in Oregon which qualified last month (Measure 92), are the latest in efforts by a broad coalition of farmers, public interest groups and public health experts to provide consumers with straightforward information about what’s in our food and how it’s grown.

There are plenty of reasons to want that choice, and it should rest with families to make it. Labeling lifts the veil on the vast consolidation of the pesticide and seed market, highlights potential damages to the health and livelihood of family farmers and rural communities, and highlights environmental impacts.

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Join us in a “week of action” against chlorpyrifos!

As summer comes to a close and kids head back to school in the next few weeks, we invite you to take action to protect their futures and help them achieve their full potential.

With our partners here in California, we are organizing a "week of action" pressuring state officials to better protect children's health by taking a stand against brain-harming pesticides. Please join us!

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In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life – AllAfrica.com

In Saving a Forest, Kenyans Find a Better Quality of Life
AllAfrica.com
One third of the revenue goes towards project development and is reinvested in income-generating green initiatives like manufacturing clothes (which are sold locally and internationally), agroforestry, and artificial charcoal production, among other

Flood Prevention Strategies For Catskill To Be Presented At Public Meeting – WAMC

Flood Prevention Strategies For Catskill To Be Presented At Public Meeting
WAMC
Elizabeth LoGiudice is natural resources educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension's Agroforestry Resource Center for Columbia and Greene Counties. She serves on the task force as coordinator of the Catskill Creek Watershed Awareness Project and of the …

More than 1.6 Million Worldwide to Benefit from USDA International Assistance … – USDA.gov (press release)

More than 1.6 Million Worldwide to Benefit from USDA International Assistance
USDA.gov (press release)
In Nicaragua, USDA will work with Catholic Relief Services, government ministries and the local university to improve the cacao agroforestry and livestock sectors in the impoverished eastern coast of the country. This project will help small producers

Third marijuana store in Bellingham likely to open Aug. 20 – Bellingham Herald

Third marijuana store in Bellingham likely to open Aug. 20
Bellingham Herald
His hope is that the store becomes lucrative enough to help fund nonprofit research in the areas of agroecology and food systems sustainability. "The larger vision is to hopefully have a sort of funding stream for, I would describe it as, pretty

REDD+: planned direct interventions tend to focus on degradation – environmentalresearchweb

REDD+: planned direct interventions tend to focus on degradation
environmentalresearchweb
Salvini and colleagues found that the most common direct interventions were sustainable forest management (proposed by 62% of countries), followed by fuel wood and cook stove efficiency, and agroforestry. The most common enabling interventions, …

Permaculture Earthworks and Water Harvesting Course coming to Jamaica! – Go Jamaica (press release)

Permaculture Earthworks and Water Harvesting Course coming to Jamaica!
Go Jamaica (press release)
It is ideal for people who want to develop their theoretical understanding of the diverse field of Permaculture and gain hands-on experience. The course is lead by specialist instructors who offer guidance for after the course. It promises to be a

Reason for Climate Change Optimism as Forest Strategy Is Validated – Huffington Post

Reason for Climate Change Optimism as Forest Strategy Is Validated
Huffington Post
For example, Forest Trends is working with the IKEA Foundation with both the Surui and the Yawanawa peoples in Brazil in agroforestry trainings about sustainable forest products, renewable energy installations, youth learning exchanges, and women's …

Kenya: Sh2.8 million banana project for Ungunja farmers – FreshPlaza

Kenya: Sh2.8 million banana project for Ungunja farmers
FreshPlaza
Omondi said they seek to link farmers with research institutions such as Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, World Agroforestry Centre, and Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services among others. Ugunja deputy

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Crop diversity can sweeten the deal for African cocoa farmers – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Crop diversity can sweeten the deal for African cocoa farmers
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
This enables farmers to take advantage of growing demand among growing urban populations in their own countries for timber and for non-timber forest products (NTFPs), and integrating carefully selected tree species into their cocoa agroforestry systems.

Master Gardener conference now open to the public – Arizona Daily Star

Master Gardener conference now open to the public
Arizona Daily Star
“There's a big market for organic products to use in your garden,” says Young, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension's assistant agent in agroecology. But buying products could be harmful in other ways, she suggests. For instance, fish emulsion, a

What We’re Reading This Week: James Brown’s Style, Remembering Robin … – Nassau News Live

What We're Reading This Week: James Brown's Style, Remembering Robin
Nassau News Live
Agroforestry? Foodscaping? In her piece called 13 Trends That Will Change the Way You Think About Food, health expert (and former Fodorite) Maria Hart explains the new terms you need to know before you go to the grocery store. —Mark Sullivan, Editor …

Voices united for farmworker safety!

Six months after EPA published its long-awaited proposal for improving the federal rules protecting farmworkers from pesticide exposure, we’re ready to celebrate a tremendous show of farmworker solidarity. Next week is the deadline for telling EPA to ensure the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) rules are at least as strong as those protecting other workers. If you haven't yet, it's not too late to add your voice.

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Sustainable revolution: Local authors explore global permaculture – The Point Reyes Light

Sustainable revolution: Local authors explore global permaculture
The Point Reyes Light
Imagine trying to grow food in a desert with summer heat of 120°F. Jordan's arid Dead Sea Valley was the site of a “greening the desert” experiment, one of 60 projects profiled in Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and …

The Kitchen Gardener – South East Permaculture Convergence this weekend. – ABC Online (blog)

The Kitchen Gardener – South East Permaculture Convergence this weekend.
ABC Online (blog)
Our weekly look at growing local and eating local with Geoffrey Grigg from SCPA – South East Producers. This week the boss joins the conversation, SCPA President John Champagne joins us ahead of the South East Permaculture in Bega this weekend.

Oryza Shares Press Release: Food Security Summit on Agricultural and Nutrition … – Oryza

Oryza Shares Press Release: Food Security Summit on Agricultural and Nutrition
Oryza
… FrieslandCampina, Glanbia Nutritionals, Valmont – Valley Irrigation, Kubota Corporation, Inve Technologies and also influential supporting partners including AgroPages, CropLife Asia, AsianNGO, IRIN, Farming First, World Agroforestry Centre, Switch

Dixon Water Foundation donates to establish Josey Institute of Agroecology at … – Star Local Media

Dixon Water Foundation donates to establish Josey Institute of Agroecology at
Star Local Media
Clint Josey (second from left), the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dixon Water Foundation, presents a check to NCTC officials to establish the Josey Institute of Agroecology. Also pictured is NCTC President Dr. Brent Wallace (left), NCTC

How to Make The Most of Your Yard (Including Weeds!), Permaculture Style – One Green Planet

How to Make The Most of Your Yard (Including Weeds!), Permaculture Style
One Green Planet
I know that all of this stuff will make my garden a richer, more fertile space, and it is completely free. Instead of agonizing over the work I'm doing to keep the grass trimmed, through permaculture techniques, I've learned how to make my yard work

European Federation of Animal Science will make a conference in Copenhagen – Agri.EU


Agri.EU

European Federation of Animal Science will make a conference in Copenhagen
Agri.EU
Following the most urgent issues of animal farming, the main theme of the meeting will be “Quality and sustainability in animal production” dealing with resource efficiency, animal welfare, diversification and agroecology aspects as well as product

Trucost speaks at Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture – eco-business.com

Trucost speaks at Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture
eco-business.com
Huang, who helps organizations evaluate their operations through the value of natural capital or “making nature accountable in the market system”, cited a case study they conducted with Brazilian cosmetics firm Natura on agroforestry and monoculture …