WCSU In Danbury Calls For Green Thumbs At Permaculture Garden Community Day – The Daily Voice


The Daily Voice

WCSU In Danbury Calls For Green Thumbs At Permaculture Garden Community Day
The Daily Voice
DANBURY, Conn. — The public is invited to help harvest kale, Asian pears, berries and herbs from the garden at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury on Thursday, Sept. 17, between 10 a.m. and noon. Members of the community can join faculty, …

Kunming-based think tank fighting Myanmar forest loss – GoKunming (blog)


GoKunming (blog)

Kunming-based think tank fighting Myanmar forest loss
GoKunming (blog)
A new project promoting agroforestry as a sustainable alternative to current farming practices in the uplands of Myanmar is underway. Led by the World Agroforestry Centre's East and Central Asia regional program, and approved by the country's Minister

The Best Coffee—and Wildlife Habitat—Is Made in the Shade – TakePart


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The Best Coffee—and Wildlife Habitat—Is Made in the Shade
TakePart
… America and East Africa. But this is the first major study on bats and coffee in Asia, and a good example of how principles of agroforestry, or mixing agriculture and natural habitats, can help preserve wildlife and function as a refuge in a

Harvesting Profits: The Roots of Our Food Crisis – Progressive.org

Harvesting Profits: The Roots of Our Food Crisis
Progressive.org
A growing worldwide agroecology movement is producing signifcant gains by showing, scientifcally, that diversifed organic farming can in fact “feed the world.” Throughout Latin America, Africa, and South Asia, mass peasant-based movements such as La

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Bicol reporters take up newsroom workshop on climate change – Vox Bikol

Bicol reporters take up newsroom workshop on climate change
Vox Bikol
The event was supported by Department of Agriculture, Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Smart Communications, Philex Mining Corp., CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in Southeast Asia, World Agroforestry Center …

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Asia Plantation Capital Welcomes European Guests to its Latest Distillery and … – MarketWatch

Asia Plantation Capital Welcomes European Guests to its Latest Distillery and
MarketWatch
"At Asia Plantation Capital we are committed not only to producing agroforestry products of the highest natural quality," said Mr Steve Watts, CEO Asia Pacific, Asia Plantation Capital. "We also ensure sustainability in these crops, and we work hard to

No brain-harming insecticide needed

Citrus groves account for quite a bit of chlorpyrifos use — a highly hazardous insecticide that's been banned from use in homes and on pets because of its specific risks to children's developing brains. It also has serious impacts on farmers, farmworkers and rural communities and for years, we've been calling to restrict its use in agriculture as well.

But the pesticide industry continues to heavily promote the use of chlorpyrifos. And one of the pernicious pests it's purported to control — the Asian citrus psyllid — can indeed introduce a deadly disease, but organic citrus growers from California to Florida are successfully managing the pest in ways that avoid use of harsh poisons. No brain-harming insecticide needed.

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All India Agroforestry Research Project inaugurated at SKUAST-K – Scoop News … – Scoop News

All India Agroforestry Research Project inaugurated at SKUAST-K – Scoop News
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Srinagar, July 26 (Scoop News)-The Annual Group meeting of All India Coordinated Research Project on Agroforestry was inaugurated by Dr Javed Rizvi, Regional Director South Asia Programme, World Agroforestry Center, which is headquartered at New …

Unrestrained rubber expansion wreaking havoc on forests | Mongabay … – Mongabay.com


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Unrestrained rubber expansion wreaking havoc on forests | Mongabay
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Photo courtesy of the Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt, World Agroforestry Centre. By analyzing rubber production in Southeast Asia, Ahrends and her colleagues found that while over half of the world's rubber is produced in the continental portion of the region

Expansion of Rubber Plantations Drastically Reduces Soil Productivity, Water … – AZoCleantech


AZoCleantech

Expansion of Rubber Plantations Drastically Reduces Soil Productivity, Water
AZoCleantech
The research was recently published in Global Environmental Change and constitutes a joint effort by scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) East and Central Asia office, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, …

Rubber expansion threatens biodiversity and livelihoods – Phys.Org


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Rubber expansion threatens biodiversity and livelihoods
Phys.Org
The research was recently published in Global Environmental Change and constitutes a joint effort by scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) East and Central Asia office, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, …

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Rubber expansion threatens biodiversity and livelihoods – Phys.org – Phys.Org


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Rubber expansion threatens biodiversity and livelihoods – Phys.org
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The research was recently published in Global Environmental Change and constitutes a joint effort by scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) East and Central Asia office, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, …

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh calls for rubber planting halt – Horticulture Week

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh calls for rubber planting halt
Horticulture Week
The research was recently published in Global Environmental Change and constitutes a joint effort by scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) East and Central Asia office, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, …

Effects of Global Warming on Humans – From 2015 IPCC AR5 Data – PlanetSave.com


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Effects of Global Warming on Humans – From 2015 IPCC AR5 Data
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Asia — Adaptation is being facilitated in some areas through mainstreaming climate adaptation action into subnational development planning, early warning systems, integrated water resources management, agroforestry, and coastal reforestation of …

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Asia Plantation Capital Celebrates Singapore’s Pioneer Agarwood Plantation … – MarketWatch

Asia Plantation Capital Celebrates Singapore's Pioneer Agarwood Plantation
MarketWatch
"Asia Plantation Capital as one of the leading companies in agroforestry, wants to work with and has engaged with different agencies from around the world, to help put in place codes of practice and rules that will benefit both clients and companies

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FAO and partners’ joint studies call for indigenous people’s rights for … – Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

FAO and partners' joint studies call for indigenous people's rights for
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
Productivity increases through soil fertility improvements, crop diversification – both for own food and cash crops, better fallow management and combination with agroforestry are mentioned as priority areas of future support. “Indigenous peoples with

Your Car Tires Are Running Over Orangutans and Other Endangered Species – TakePart


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Your Car Tires Are Running Over Orangutans and Other Endangered Species
TakePart
The other problem is that, across Southeast Asia, there's enormous variation in how rubber is grown, from vast monoculture plantations where almost no native species can survive, to small agroforestry holdings that can still provide high-quality

The tires on your car threaten Asian biodiversity – Science /AAAS


Science /AAAS

The tires on your car threaten Asian biodiversity
Science /AAAS
Some growers embrace agroforestry practices, in which rubber trees are mixed in with native vegetation. Agroforests are more benign for biodiversity. But rubber yields are lower than in monoculture plantations where rubber trees completely supplant
Tropical biodiversity being rubbed out Geographical



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Sustainable Forestry: Credit Suisse/Althelia Ecosphere’s Nature Conservation … – Environmental Finance

Sustainable Forestry: Credit Suisse/Althelia Ecosphere's Nature Conservation
Environmental Finance
The closed-end fund was launched in November 2011, with the aim of investing in agroforestry and other sustainable land use projects, and is due to mature in 2021. The fund extends loans to projects in Africa, Latin America and Asia, backed, in part

International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition Final Report

FAO held the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition at its headquarters in Rome on September 18 and 19, 2014. Approximately 400 people from 61 different countries (including Permanent Representatives and staff members of representations, FAO / IFAD / WFP staff members, their guests and external participants) attended the event and an additional 186 people followed the Symposium through live streaming.

Steve Gliessman, Chair of CAN’s Board of Directors, chaired the opening plenary. He noted that the focus of Agroecology was originally at the local systems level, but has gradually increased to entire food systems and is now understood as a participatory action research process that leads to sustainability and resilience, as a movement of change and justice.

Steve and Pablo Tittonell reported the key findings and emerging themes of the first one and half days to the plenary. The main findings were: “By the final wrap up session, it was clear that the ecological foundation and food system focus of Agroecology provides an action-oriented approach for simultaneously developing alternative food systems, while transforming the current industrial model. FAO is in a unique position to help build a global agroecological network. The Symposium emphatically demonstrated that the stakeholders represented have everything necessary to make this transformation happen. It only requires action, vision, responsibility towards future generations and above
all courage.”

Key Outcomes

The Symposium generated the following key outcomes:

  • a proposal to continue the dialogue initiated through three regional meetings to be held in 2015;
  • a large amount of scientific evidence and examples of best practices already adopted in many different ecologies and the commitment to finalize proceedings;
  • the recommendation to accompany countries requesting FAO’s assistance to promote national policy dialogue and research on Agroecology and expand partnership towards a local level;
  • recommendation to operationalize Agroecology into FAO’s operational Work Plan for SO2 and other SOs, and to mainstream some ongoing planned national activities and projects towards Agroecology.

Next Steps

Based on the success of the Symposium and FAO’s commitment to facilitate three regional meetings in 2015 in Latin America, Africa and Asia, FAO is looking forward to collaborate with the relevant interested actors on this action plan. More precisely, the Director-General outlined the following points as next steps for FAO:

  • FAO will organize three regional meetings in 2015 in Latin America, Africa and Asia, under the leadership of the Regional Offices (Brazilian government offered to host the Latin America meeting in collaboration with FAO-RLC);
  • The Director-General mentioned during the United Nations Climate Change Summit that participants of the International Symposium on Agroecology called for a United Nations wide initiative on Agroecology in order to help sustainably promote food security, address climate change and build resilience;
  • The Director-General appointed Ms. Maria Helena Semedo, DDG-N as the person responsible for this way forward.

To download the complete report, check here.

Management options of invasive Elodea nuttallii and Elodea canadensis

Publication date: Available online 10 February 2015
Source:Limnologica – Ecology and Management of Inland Waters
Author(s): Andreas Zehnsdorf , Andreas Hussner , Frank Eismann , Helmut Rönicke , Arnulf Melzer
Elodea nuttallii and Elodea canadensis , two invasive submerged and rooted aquatic macrophyte species, are receiving increasing attention for their rapid and lasting invasion of many freshwater habitats throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. This review summarizes the present scientific knowledge about means of controlling Elodea nuttallii and Elodea canadensis within of aquatic weed management programs. Both species exhibit high growth rates with a high tolerance to wide ranges of environmental conditions, low vulnerability to grazing and other stress factors, high distribution and reproduction potential, and relatively high resistance to common conventional aquatic weed management procedures. Possibilities for the further use of harvested Elodea biomass are presented and novel approaches to the improvement of the monitoring and management of Elodea plagues are discussed.

Why Does Smoke Cover So Much Of South-East Asia? – Gizmodo Australia


Gizmodo Australia

Why Does Smoke Cover So Much Of South-East Asia?
Gizmodo Australia
In South-East Asia, haze has recently resurfaced on ASEAN's political radar. In early July 2014, officials from Riau province announced that they would conduct a large-scale “compliance audit” of local officials and agroforestry companies linked to

5th Odisha Environment Congress kicked off at Bhubaneswar – Orissadiary.com


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5th Odisha Environment Congress kicked off at Bhubaneswar
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Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: Simply tolerate or prevent, these are two options left to face the negative effects of climate change,” observed Dr Virendra Pal Singh, Senior Advisor of World Agroforestry Centre, South East Asia while

To Cool a Warming Planet, Give Developing Countries a Voice (Op-Ed) – Yahoo News UK

To Cool a Warming Planet, Give Developing Countries a Voice (Op-Ed)
Yahoo News UK
For example, agroforestry as practiced in much of Africa and Asia since the beginning of agriculture is an approach that combines agriculture with forestry and horticulture. It has proven time and again to be a sustainable method for watershed

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To Cool a Warming Planet, Give Developing Countries a Voice (Op-Ed) – Yahoo News

To Cool a Warming Planet, Give Developing Countries a Voice (Op-Ed)
Yahoo News
For example, agroforestry as practiced in much of Africa and Asia since the beginning of agriculture is an approach that combines agriculture with forestry and horticulture. It has proven time and again to be a sustainable method for watershed

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Asia Plantation Capital Wins ‘Best Forestry Asset Management Team’ Award for … – SYS-CON Media (press release)

Asia Plantation Capital Wins 'Best Forestry Asset Management Team' Award for
SYS-CON Media (press release)
The company is committed to research and development, and is constantly developing and enhancing techniques and technologies to expand the growth of the Aquilaria tree, bamboo, teak and other agroforestry projects in an environmentally friendly manner …

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Asia Plantation Capital Wins ‘Best Forestry Asset Management Team’ Award for … – PR Newswire UK (press release)

Asia Plantation Capital Wins 'Best Forestry Asset Management Team' Award for
PR Newswire UK (press release)
The company is committed to research and development, and is constantly developing and enhancing techniques and technologies to expand the growth of the Aquilaria tree, bamboo, teak and other agroforestry projects in an environmentally friendly manner …

Shangri-la to nowhere: A week on the edge of Tibet, part 2 – GoKunming (blog)


GoKunming (blog)

Shangri-la to nowhere: A week on the edge of Tibet, part 2
GoKunming (blog)
Van de Moortel is now responsible for communications at the World Agroforestry Centre in East and Central Asia. To check out more of his writing, view his blog, A World of Nonging, where you can also see exact GPS coordinates of the trip below. The

Asia Plantation Capital Thailand Reports Record Numbers at Its Annual General … – PR Newswire UK (press release)

Asia Plantation Capital Thailand Reports Record Numbers at Its Annual General
PR Newswire UK (press release)
Other highlights included the introduction of new techniques and technologies designed to increase the production of Agarwood and Oud – as well as other end products from its bamboo, teak and agroforestry projects. This is a major part of the company's …

New minister weighs political, business interests in managing forests – AsiaOne

New minister weighs political, business interests in managing forests
AsiaOne
What about the agroforestry companies that do not comply with the law and cause forest fires? There are three types of companies. The first type is advanced companies that have become pioneers in green practices, for example Johnson and Johnson.

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Shangri-la to nowhere: A week on the edge of Tibet – GoKunming (blog)


GoKunming (blog)

Shangri-la to nowhere: A week on the edge of Tibet
GoKunming (blog)
Van de Moortel is now responsible for communications at the World Agroforestry Centre in East and Central Asia. To check out more of his writing, view his blog, A World of Nonging, where you can also see exact GPS coordinates of the trip below. "Sounds …

AFOLU sets new eligibility criteria for agri-climate bonds – FTSE Global Markets

AFOLU sets new eligibility criteria for agri-climate bonds
FTSE Global Markets
The committee of thirteen international experts includes members from USAID-Asia LEAF, World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y EnseÑanza (CATIE), Verified Carbon Standard, Centre for Climate Risk and …

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Asia Plantation Capital Presents Sustainable Agarwood and Valuable Oud Oil at … – ITAR-TASS (press release)

Asia Plantation Capital Presents Sustainable Agarwood and Valuable Oud Oil at
ITAR-TASS (press release)
Agroforestry is a further strategic objective, as it contributes positively to rural communities by raising living standards and increasing employment. Approaching forestry from a plantation management perspective and with its proven expertise, Asia

Asia Plantation Capital Secures Exciting New Business for Sustainable … – PR Newswire UK (press release)

Asia Plantation Capital Secures Exciting New Business for Sustainable
PR Newswire UK (press release)
"It all coincides with increased demand for responsible and sustainable agroforestry from the established investment community." He continued, "It is difficult, obviously, to put an exact figure on the new investment turnover that eventually arises

Asia Plantation Capital Sees Growing Interest in Sustainable Plantations from … – PR Newswire UK (press release)

Asia Plantation Capital Sees Growing Interest in Sustainable Plantations from
PR Newswire UK (press release)
Its operations also benefit from diversity in teak, bamboo and wider agroforestry, as well as inter-planted crops in several countries across Southeast Asia. Approaching forestry from a plantation management perspective has allowed Asia Plantation

Peru: Illegal Logging Behind Deaths Of Indigenous Leaders – Eurasia Review

Peru: Illegal Logging Behind Deaths Of Indigenous Leaders
Eurasia Review
Sara, 54 years old and originally from Lima, received 187 Ha (462 acres) in the 1980s in the community of Puerto Bermúdez, in the central department of Pasco, to develop agroforestry and protect several tree species. In July she learned that, without

Indonesian government files lawsuits against companies that set forest fires – AsiaOne


AsiaOne

Indonesian government files lawsuits against companies that set forest fires
AsiaOne
The Environment Ministry has filed lawsuits against several agroforestry companies suspected of starting forest fires in Sumatra. The ministry is taking legal action against seven agroforestry companies that allegedly set fire to forest areas in Riau

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Sustainable Plantations – A Growing Resource for Asia Plantation Capital – GlobeNewswire (press release)

Sustainable Plantations – A Growing Resource for Asia Plantation Capital
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Asia Plantation Capitals's drive for added value and premium end products is a specific business strategy for all their sustainable timber and agroforestry crops. Bamboo – probably one of the world's most sustainable species – is not only being used in …

Sustainable Plantations – A Growing Resource for Asia Plantation Capital – DigitalJournal.com

Sustainable Plantations – A Growing Resource for Asia Plantation Capital
DigitalJournal.com
Asia Plantation Capitals's drive for added value and premium end products is a specific business strategy for all their sustainable timber and agroforestry crops. Bamboo – probably one of the world's most sustainable species – is not only being used in …

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Asia Plantation Capital Reports US$53.5 Million Turnover for 2013 – PR Newswire UK (press release)

Asia Plantation Capital Reports US$53.5 Million Turnover for 2013
PR Newswire UK (press release)
Another company record figure of passing the US$6 million milestone in repayments was made to stakeholders on the company's various agroforestry plantation projects last year. This figure is projected to continue rising over the coming years with more

Asia Plantation Capital Reports US$53.5m in Turnover – PR Newswire UK (press release)

Asia Plantation Capital Reports US$53.5m in Turnover
PR Newswire UK (press release)
Another company record figure of US$6 million in repayments was made to stakeholders on the company's various agroforestry plantation projects last year. This figure is projected to continue rising over the coming years with more of its plantation

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Asia Plantation Capital Reports US$59m in Turnover – PR Newswire UK (press release)

Asia Plantation Capital Reports US$59m in Turnover
PR Newswire UK (press release)
Another company record figure of US$6 million in repayments was made to stakeholders on the company's various agroforestry plantation projects last year. This figure is projected to continue rising over the coming years with more of its plantation

Shifting Cultivation: The cultural heritage of indigenous communities and the … – Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

Shifting Cultivation: The cultural heritage of indigenous communities and the
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
Awareness raising on Indigenous Peoples' rights addressing consequences of large-scale mono-cropping, large scale land investments and plantations; capacity building on innovations especially for women and youth, skills on agroforestry, NTFPs etc.

Africa Food Shortages Blamed on Poor Soils – Big News Network.com

Africa Food Shortages Blamed on Poor Soils
Big News Network.com
"For example we have farm manure, green manure, there are also agroforestry trees which are very good in providing organic nutrate." But soil scientists in Africa are not getting the same result as their counterparts in Asia. Soil researchers say part

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Africa Food Shortages Blamed on Poor Soils – Voice of America


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Africa Food Shortages Blamed on Poor Soils
Voice of America
"For example we have farm manure, green manure, there are also agroforestry trees which are very good in providing organic nutrate." But soil scientists in Africa are not getting the same result as their counterparts in Asia. Soil researchers say part

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

Food Security Summit on Agricultural Solutions in Asia Pacific – TheCropSite


TheCropSite

Food Security Summit on Agricultural Solutions in Asia Pacific
TheCropSite
… FrieslandCampina, Glanbia Nutritionals, Valmont – Valley Irrigation, Kubota Corporation, Inve Technologies and also influential supporting partners including AgroPages, CropLife Asia, AsianNGO, IRIN, CIAT, World Agroforestry Centre, Switch-Asia and …

Food Security Summit on Agricultural Solutions in Asia Pacific – TheCattleSite


TheCattleSite

Food Security Summit on Agricultural Solutions in Asia Pacific
TheCattleSite
… FrieslandCampina, Glanbia Nutritionals, Valmont – Valley Irrigation, Kubota Corporation, Inve Technologies and also influential supporting partners including AgroPages, CropLife Asia, AsianNGO, IRIN, CIAT, World Agroforestry Centre, Switch-Asia and …
Summit to Explore Solutions to Asia Pacific Food Security ThePoultrySite.com



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Summit to Explore Solutions to Asia Pacific Food Security – ThePoultrySite.com

Summit to Explore Solutions to Asia Pacific Food Security
ThePoultrySite.com
… FrieslandCampina, Glanbia Nutritionals, Valmont – Valley Irrigation, Kubota Corporation, Inve Technologies and also influential supporting partners including AgroPages, CropLife Asia, AsianNGO, IRIN, CIAT, World Agroforestry Centre, Switch-Asia and …

Food Security Summit on Agricultural Solutions in Asia Pacific – ThePigSite.com

Food Security Summit on Agricultural Solutions in Asia Pacific
ThePigSite.com
… FrieslandCampina, Glanbia Nutritionals, Valmont – Valley Irrigation, Kubota Corporation, Inve Technologies and also influential supporting partners including AgroPages, CropLife Asia, AsianNGO, IRIN, CIAT, World Agroforestry Centre, Switch-Asia and …

Sustainable, organic patchouli oil production, developed by Asia Plantation … – 7thSpace Interactive (press release)

Sustainable, organic patchouli oil production, developed by Asia Plantation
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
I am very keen to help promote this project and encourage out-growers to cultivate the Patchouli, which can become part of their existing agroforestry incomes. It will also help maximise land use and returns for rural farmers, with Asia Plantation

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Asia Plantation Capital Patchouli Oil Achieves Premium Grade – Motor E magazine

Asia Plantation Capital Patchouli Oil Achieves Premium Grade
Motor E magazine
I am very keen to help promote this project and encourage out-growers to cultivate the Patchouli, which can become part of their existing agroforestry incomes. It will also help maximise land use and returns for rural farmers, with Asia Plantation

Asia Plantation Capital Patchouli Oil Achieves Premium Grade – PR Web (press release)

Asia Plantation Capital Patchouli Oil Achieves Premium Grade
PR Web (press release)
I am very keen to help promote this project and encourage out-growers to cultivate the Patchouli, which can become part of their existing agroforestry incomes. It will also help maximise land use and returns for rural farmers, with Asia Plantation

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Asia Plantation Capital Patchouli Oil Achieves Premium Grade – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Asia Plantation Capital Patchouli Oil Achieves Premium Grade
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
I am very keen to help promote this project and encourage out-growers to cultivate the Patchouli, which can become part of their existing agroforestry incomes. It will also help maximise land use and returns for rural farmers, with Asia Plantation

Permaculture practices let nursery thrive off grid – San Francisco Chronicle

Permaculture practices let nursery thrive off grid
San Francisco Chronicle
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Not far from Lake Monroe is the hard-nosed, disease-resistant Asian pear tree. The tree sits in a row of plants and neighbors the nitrogen-rich false California indigo, the heavy pollinator foxtail lily, the nutrient-rich lamb

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Permaculture practices let nursery thrive off grid – Fairfield Citizen

Permaculture practices let nursery thrive off grid
Fairfield Citizen
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Not far from Lake Monroe is the hard-nosed, disease-resistant Asian pear tree. The tree sits in a row of plants and neighbors the nitrogen-rich false California indigo, the heavy pollinator foxtail lily, the nutrient-rich lamb
Ecological sanctuary: Permaculture principles help Monroe County nursery stay Greenfield Daily Reporter



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Examples in Asia lend weight to policy link for forests, farms – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Examples in Asia lend weight to policy link for forests, farms
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
In India, agroforestry programs exist under both the Indian Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Forestry — but these programs don't talk to each other, she said. She argued that politicians and researchers need to focus on repairing what she

At summit, experts urge expanding equity as pillar of green economy – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

At summit, experts urge expanding equity as pillar of green economy
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Unsustainable development and agricultural expansion, including agroforestry such as oil palm, threatens to hasten the region's already high rate of deforestation: Each year in Southeast Asia, an area three times the size of Jakarta is cleared of its

FAO, Partners Develop Methodology for Herders and Grazers to Access Carbon … – IISD Reporting Services


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FAO, Partners Develop Methodology for Herders and Grazers to Access Carbon
IISD Reporting Services
FAO developed the tool in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Agriculture Science (CAAS), the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and China's Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology (NWIPB). [FAO Press Release] [UN Press Release] [IISD RS Sources].
FAO to develop tool for better grass and feed All about feed



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Article on Shade Coffee in BioScience

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Shalene Jha, Christopher M. Bacon, Stacy M. Philpott, V. Ernesto Mendez, Peter Laderach and Robert A. Rice recently published an overview article, “Shade Coffee: Update on a Disappearing Refuge for Biodiversity,” in the May 2014 issue of the journal BioScience. Chris Bacon and Ernesto Mendez are CAN affiliated researchers.

 
Abstract: In the past three decades, coffee cultivation has gained widespread attention for its crucial role in supporting local and global biodiversity. In this synthetic Overview, we present newly gathered data that summarize how global patterns in coffee distribution and shade vegetation have changed and discuss implications for biodiversity, ecosystem services, and livelihoods. Although overall cultivated coffee area has decreased by 8% since 1990, coffee production and agricultural intensification have increased in many places and shifted globally, with production expanding in Asia while contracting in Africa. Ecosystem services such as pollination, pest control, climate regulation, and nutrient sequestration are generally greater in shaded coffee farms, but many coffee-growing regions are removing shade trees from their management. Although it is clear that there are ecological and socioeconomic benefits associated with shaded coffee, we expose the many challenges and future research priorities needed to link sustainable coffee management with sustainable livelihoods.
 
 

Not all used up: why conserving selectively logged forests is important – Mongabay.com

Not all used up: why conserving selectively logged forests is important
Mongabay.com
However, a meta-analysis published in Nature showed that selectively logged forests all over the tropics (Amazon, Africa, and Southeast Asia) are far more productive biologically than even agroforestry systems in which crops are grown within an

Asia Green Corporation Retains Auditors to Conduct Financial Audits of … – Baystreet.ca

Asia Green Corporation Retains Auditors to Conduct Financial Audits of
Baystreet.ca
The Company is the pioneer and only company in Vietnam that uses the U.S. public company model to access international capital markets and develop a sustainable agroforestry program by planting Paulownia trees together with bananas in order to protect …

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( PHIL ) Asia Green Corporation Retains Auditors to Conduct Financial Audits … – Wall Street Journal

( PHIL ) Asia Green Corporation Retains Auditors to Conduct Financial Audits
Wall Street Journal
The Company is the pioneer and only company in Vietnam that uses the U.S. public company model to access international capital markets and develop a sustainable agroforestry program by planting Paulownia trees together with bananas in order to protect …

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Asia Green Corporation’s Subsidiary Acquires Agroforestry Company in Vietnam – Baystreet.ca

Asia Green Corporation's Subsidiary Acquires Agroforestry Company in Vietnam
Baystreet.ca
The Company is the pioneer and only company in Vietnam that uses the U.S. public company model to access international capital markets and develop a sustainable agroforestry program by planting Paulownia trees together with bananas in order to protect …

( PHIL ) Asia Green Corporation Acquires Vietnam-based Company to Launch … – Wall Street Journal

( PHIL ) Asia Green Corporation Acquires Vietnam-based Company to Launch
Wall Street Journal
Danny Hung Tieu, President of Asia Green Corporation, said, "We are delighted to have acquired Asia Green LLC as a key part of our business strategy, thus becoming the pioneer in developing a sustainable agroforestry program in Vietnam by planting …

After the chainsaws – tropical forests are still worth saving – The Ecologist (blog)

After the chainsaws – tropical forests are still worth saving
The Ecologist (blog)
A major meta-analysis showed that selectively logged forests in the Amazon, Africa, and Southeast Asia are biologically far more similar to old-growth forests than are various agricultural and agroforestry systems (Nature 2011; 478: 378-81). Most

Coping complexities – E Kantipur


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Coping complexities
E Kantipur
“In Asia, adaptation is being facilitated in some areas through mainstreaming climate adaptation action into subnational development planning, early warning systems, integrated water resources management, agroforestry, and coastal reforestation of …
Albay cited in IPCC document for 'leading practices' in climate change adaptation GMA News


Taking action to deliver agriculture growth, jobs, food security in face of Science Codex

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United Nations panel sounds climate change warning for Asia – Livemint


Livemint

United Nations panel sounds climate change warning for Asia
Livemint
“In Asia, adaptation is being facilitated in some areas through mainstreaming climate adaptation action into subnational development planning, early warning systems, integrated water resources management, agroforestry, and coastal reforestation of …
UN Climate Report Is Cautious On Making Specific Predictions Yale Environment 360



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World unprepared for climate change impact: UN report – Livemint


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World unprepared for climate change impact: UN report
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But this time the discussion is not about how big or small those reductions might be, but on how African farmers might cope with less water, through terracing and agroforestry for instance. Asia has fallen into a similar forecasting limbo. Last time
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But this time the discussion is not about how big or small those reductions might be, but on how African farmers might cope with less water, through terracing and agroforestry for instance. Asia has fallen into a similar forecasting limbo. Last time