Tillage timing influences nitrogen availability and loss on organic farms

In the battle against weeds, tillage is one of the strongest weapons at the disposal of organic or ecologically based farmers. But, depending on when it is used, tillage can also be a strong driver of nitrogen losses that contribute to groundwater pollution, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

US University Selects Costa Rica as Sociology Course Focus – The Costa Rica Star


The Costa Rica Star

US University Selects Costa Rica as Sociology Course Focus
The Costa Rica Star
Hosted by the Center for Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education (CATIE), in Costa Rica, the weeklong study trip includes lectures on topics such as agroecology, sustainable agricultural systems, sustainable tourism and biodiversity. Site

Climate Change Success Key to Achieving SDGs – AllAfrica.com


The Nation

Climate Change Success Key to Achieving SDGs
AllAfrica.com
This will be harmful for research in agro-ecology, which depends on public sector finance, he said. Agro-ecology embodies techniques in farming that are natural and sustainable, making it essential to protecting soil fertility and boosting food
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Agroforestry events planned at Wurdack Research Center – Leader Journal

Agroforestry events planned at Wurdack Research Center
Leader Journal
The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry will host two upcoming events at the Wurdack Research Center in Cook Station. “Introduction to Silvopasture” will run from 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. “Mushroom Cultivation: You Can Do It” will be

Climate change success key to achieving SDGs – The Herald


IBNLive

Climate change success key to achieving SDGs
The Herald
This will be harmful for research in agro-ecology, which depends on public sector finance, he said. Agro-ecology embodies techniques in farming that are natural and sustainable, making it essential to protecting soil fertility and boosting food
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Guest column: Y Cross Ranch sale best way it could benefit students – Laramie Boomerang (press release) (subscription)

Guest column: Y Cross Ranch sale best way it could benefit students
Laramie Boomerang (press release) (subscription)
Critics said that University of Wyoming faculty were not informed of the Y-Cross Ranch for possible teaching and research. Not so. Nearly two decades ago, in 1997, I was one of a couple of dozen UW faculty bussed to Y-Cross to inspect the ranch

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BRAZIL NUT SPECIAL: Q&A with researcher – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

BRAZIL NUT SPECIAL: Q&A with researcher
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
… resource base. This research was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). CIFOR's research on forests, climate change and sustainability forms part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

ZERO DEFORESTATION SPECIAL: One wicked problem, three major challenges – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

ZERO DEFORESTATION SPECIAL: One wicked problem, three major challenges
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Its expansion occurs mainly at the cost of agroforestry and rubber plantations, highly logged secondary forests, and selectively logged primary forests. The Indonesian government allocates lands slated for forest conversion through concessions to palm

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BRAZIL NUT SPECIAL: Q&A with Cara Rockwell – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

BRAZIL NUT SPECIAL: Q&A with Cara Rockwell
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
… resource base. This research was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). CIFOR's research on forests, climate change and sustainability forms part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

Selectively logged Amazon forests play important role in climate – EurekAlert (press release)


EurekAlert (press release)

Selectively logged Amazon forests play important role in climate
EurekAlert (press release)
This study was carried out in the framework of the Tropical managed Forests Observatory, supported by the Sentinel Landscape program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research – Forest Tree and the Agroforestry Research Program.

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Delmarva Coalition to focus on helping reduce runoff from farms – The Chesapeake Bay Journal

Delmarva Coalition to focus on helping reduce runoff from farms
The Chesapeake Bay Journal
At present, various universities on the Shore, including the University of Maryland Center for Agro-Ecology and the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, are engaged in research projects on phosphorus, poultry manure emissions and ways to reduce runoff.

This Urban Mushroom Farm Wants to Start a Biological Revolution – Munchies_ Food by VICE


Munchies_ Food by VICE

This Urban Mushroom Farm Wants to Start a Biological Revolution
Munchies_ Food by VICE
An expert in aquaponics, hydroponics, fungi, and agroforestry, Walsh has just launched Manchester's first inner city mushroom farm. “I spent time in Ethiopia developing the Agroforestry Research Trust, looking at complexities in forest systems,” Walsh …

Agroforestry in spotlight ahead of Jokowi’s trip to New York – Mongabay.com


Mongabay.com

Agroforestry in spotlight ahead of Jokowi's trip to New York
Mongabay.com
Ahead of Indonesian President Joko Widodo's arrival with world leaders in New York to sign the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an international group of researchers gathered outside Jakarta this week to promote the tenets of agroforestry in an …

Gender: It’s about men, too – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Gender: It's about men, too
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
A growing body of research highlights how gender shapes people's access to, management of and use of forest, agroforestry and tree products and their subsequent value chains – and who benefits. In response, donor organizations, governments, CSOs and …

An oxymoron is born, or what the WFC said about landscape approaches – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

An oxymoron is born, or what the WFC said about landscape approaches
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Rwanda is trying to restore 2 million hectares by 2030 through restoration of degraded forest (primarily eucalyptus) and transformation of traditional agricultural systems to agroforestry systems. However, at a cost of over $1,500 per hectare, the

An oxymoron is born, or what the WFC said about landscape approaches – Center for International Forestry Research (press release) (blog)


Center for International Forestry Research (press release) (blog)

An oxymoron is born, or what the WFC said about landscape approaches
Center for International Forestry Research (press release) (blog)
Rwanda is trying to restore 2 million hectares by 2030 through restoration of degraded forest (primarily eucalyptus) and transformation of traditional agricultural systems to agroforestry systems. However, at a cost of over $1,500 per hectare, the

Strengthening Farming Communities from the Ground Up: An Interview with … – Food Tank (blog)


Food Tank (blog)

Strengthening Farming Communities from the Ground Up: An Interview with
Food Tank (blog)
Many agricultural development practitioners, researchers, and farmers' movements are recognizing the power of farmer-led agroecology to allow people to improve their own lives. Working together, we have a real chance to address fundamental global …

DRY FORESTS SPECIAL: Wild food – A recipe for health? – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

DRY FORESTS SPECIAL: Wild food – A recipe for health?
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Despite a decline in numbers in the last few decades, nearly 800 million people around the world still don't have enough food to eat. About 2 billion people are not getting enough of at least one kind of micronutrient, which are essential for good health.

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Farm to label: Alumnus helped bring organic labeling policy to the nation – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Farm to label: Alumnus helped bring organic labeling policy to the nation
Santa Cruz Sentinel
… large part to UC Santa Cruz alumnus Mark Lipson. He has returned to his UCSC roots as a research associate with UCSC's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, the first university program dedicated to teaching organic farming practices.

Farmers Can Achieve High Yields While Lowering Environmental Footprint – Care2.com


Care2.com

Farmers Can Achieve High Yields While Lowering Environmental Footprint
Care2.com
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), funded by CGIAR, is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. By generating scientific research on the diverse functions of trees in agriculture, ICRAF intends to improve food security, farmer incomes, and social cohesion …

The world lost enough trees last year to fill North Dakota – GlobalPost


GlobalPost

The world lost enough trees last year to fill North Dakota
GlobalPost
Terra-i is a collaboration between the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT – DAPA), CGIAR's Research Program on Forestry, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland …

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Harvesting the Research: Agricultural Intensification Threatens Soil Biodiversity – Food Tank (blog)

Harvesting the Research: Agricultural Intensification Threatens Soil Biodiversity
Food Tank (blog)
Tsiafouli will host the research topic of “Optimizing the delivery of multiple ecosystem goods and services in agricultural systems” for the Frontiers Journal's call for papers on “Agroecology and land use systems.” The topic aims to collect papers

Construction update: Greenhouse renovations

Renovations to the infrastructure of eight of the nine greenhouses located near the Tyson Building on the University Park campus are currently underway. The greenhouses are used for teaching and research by faculty and students in both the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Eberly College of Science.

Penn State Hosts 19 National Science Foundation graduate researchers

Penn State is hosting 19 new National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. The students join 62 prior recipients continuing in the University’s graduate degree programs in the Eberly College of Science and the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, Health and Human Development, Information Sciences and Technology, and the Liberal Arts, as well as the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs.

Good Reads | Can We Level the Playing Field for Coffee Growers?

Check out Lucas Oliver Oswald’s article (August 12, 2015) in Grist: “Can we level the playing field for coffee growers?”  Oswald does an analysis about the changing coffee industry and the rise of direct trade. CAN affiliated researcher Dr. Christopher Bacon (Santa Clara University) was interviewed for the article and raised caution about direct trade. Read the article here.

Read about CAN’s alternative trade model — AgroEco® Coffee — operating under principles of participation and transparency. We build relationships to ensure that what’s behind the cup of coffee is quality of life and quality of bean.

Farmers Can Achieve High Yields While Lowering Environmental Footprint – Food Tank (blog)

Farmers Can Achieve High Yields While Lowering Environmental Footprint
Food Tank (blog)
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), funded by CGIAR, is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. By generating scientific research on the diverse functions of trees in agriculture, ICRAF intends to improve food security, farmer incomes, and social cohesion …

How researcher helped bring organic labeling policy to the nation – Phys.Org


Phys.Org

How researcher helped bring organic labeling policy to the nation
Phys.Org
… Cruz to Washington D.C. and back again. He has returned to his UC Santa Cruz roots as a research associate with UCSC's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, the first university program dedicated to teaching organic farming practices.

Happy trails: Broncs celebrate last graduation – Valley morning Star


Valley morning Star

Happy trails: Broncs celebrate last graduation
Valley morning Star
“I love the faculty here, they were always willing to help me,” said Cantu who, with an undergraduate minor in horticulture, became heavily involved in UTPA's agroecology lab, which provided him opportunities for conducting research and community …

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Multiple ways for Congo Basin forests to flourish and deliver: study – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Multiple ways for Congo Basin forests to flourish and deliver: study
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Logging companies would finance local development in activities like agroforestry or breeding. This would cost the companies money, Lescuyer says, but the tradeoff would be a tax reduction as a means of compensation. And because local people would …

Farm to label: How alumnus helped bring organic labeling policy to the nation – UC Santa Cruz


UC Santa Cruz

Farm to label: How alumnus helped bring organic labeling policy to the nation
UC Santa Cruz
… Cruz to Washington D.C. and back again. He has returned to his UC Santa Cruz roots as a research associate with UCSC's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, the first university program dedicated to teaching organic farming practices.

For trout fishermen, climate change will mean more driving time, less angling

When trying to explain the potential effects of climate change on plants, fish and wildlife, scientists usually resort to language that fails to convey the impact of warming. Now, a study by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences fisheries researchers clearly explains the impact of projected warming waters on wild brook trout in the eastern U.S. for fishermen.

Meet Alan Chadwick, The High Priest of Hippie Horticulture – Modern Farmer


Modern Farmer

Meet Alan Chadwick, The High Priest of Hippie Horticulture
Modern Farmer
His garden at UCSC has evolved into the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, a nucleus for research and education in the field. His acolytes have fanned out across the country, applying his methods and philosophy to a network of organic …

Ag Progress Days sessions to cover workforce and economic development, avian flu

Government officials, industry representatives and university experts will gather in public forums at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, set for Aug. 18-20 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, to exchange ideas and discuss solutions for two critical issues facing Pennsylvania agriculture: workforce and economic development, and highly pathogenic avian influenza. Both sessions are open to the public.

MSU study finds quality of produce lower in rural areas compared to urban areas – kxlo-klcm

MSU study finds quality of produce lower in rural areas compared to urban areas
kxlo-klcm
Byker Shanks is head of the lab's Behavioral Nutrition Research Group, while Ahmed heads its Agro-ecology and Phytochemistry Group. For more information about the MSU Food and Health Lab, visit http://www.foodandhealthlab.com/. Source: MSU News …

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MSU study finds quality of produce is lower in rural areas compared to more … – Montana State University

MSU study finds quality of produce is lower in rural areas compared to more
Montana State University
A team of researchers from MSU, including Carmen Byker Shanks, an assistant professor in health and human development (pictured here), found that while fruits and vegetables are as widely available and costly in rural grocery stores as in urban stores

Alter awarded for outstanding research

Ted Alter, Professor of Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics, has been awarded the Community Development Society’s (CDS) 2015 Ted K. Bradshaw Outstanding Research Award. This award is presented to a CDS member in recognition of a significant stream of superior research that exemplifies and positively impacts community development practice and represents a lasting contribution to the field.

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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The Atlantic Ocean holds the key to western Amazon rainfall – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

The Atlantic Ocean holds the key to western Amazon rainfall
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
“Many climate mitigation initiatives involve removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it on land in trees and forests. There are many initiatives to restore degraded forests or expand agroforestry as carbon sequestration measures, for

Guest Blog: Pollinators & the rigged neonic seed market

Farmers are no different from any buyer – they want to know what they’re buying, how much it costs and its expected performance. But in the brave new world of agricultural seeds, where multiple traits and technology are stacked like Microsoft’s operating system, it’s becoming more and more difficult for farmers to separate out what is really needed and discover how much each piece is costing them. In the case of neonicotinoid (neonic) seed coatings used as a pesticide, both the effectiveness and costs are somewhat of a mystery, according to a new paper published by IATP today.

As farm income is expected to drop more than 30 percent from last year, farmers are carefully examining all input costs to see where they can save. With their financial cost and actual effectiveness unclear, neonic seed coatings may be one of those places to cut costs. But the real cost of neonics likely goes well beyond the input price. A growing body of science directly implicates neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides as a contributor to the significant decline of bees and other pollinators. Neonics are applied in multiple ways in agriculture and horticulture but are most prevalent as a seed coating material for commodity crops like corn and soybeans. Based on convincing and mounting evidence, beekeepers, scientists and other individuals concerned about pollinators are working together to spur regulatory action and shifts in the marketplace to reduce the use of neonics.

In May 2015, the White House issued an interagency National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and other Pollinators.  The strategy focuses on efforts to restore honey bee loss, increase monarch butterfly populations and restore pollinator habitats. But the White House plan virtually ignores the on-the-ground farm economics that directly contribute to rising neonic use in seed coatings – specifically the role of a few large companies that have a stranglehold on the seed market. This concentrated market power in the seed industry has allowed a few multi-billion dollar companies like Bayer, Syngenta and Monsanto to significantly limit U.S. farmers’ choices around seed coating.

In most cases the seed is coated with neonics whether wanted or not and our paper found that this lack of choice has made it difficult for farmers and their advisors to assess the actual value of these pesticides in crop production, or to understand their true financial and environmental costs. Most farmers understand the value of pollinators to plant growth and the food system and would not intentionally harm them.  However, without credible information on the risks or the freedom to choose their seed coating, farmers are left with little choice but to accept what their seed company delivers.   

The good news is that there are independent seed companies and dealers able today to provide farmers with information and choice around seed coatings. Representing a small segment of a highly consolidated industry, independent seed producers and dealers are able and willing to respond to market changes and farmer preferences associated with not only neonics, but also other areas of market interest, such as non-genetically modified organisms (GMOs), certified organic, cover and specialty crops. But a farmer’s ability to choose what kind of seed coatings they want as part of their crop management system should be the rule, not the exception, in the seed market. 

One of the most basic and necessary aspects of a free market is available and accurate information about products and their efficacy, cost and benefits. It should go without saying, then, that in a competitive marketplace, farmers should receive accurate, up-to-date information from researchers and other farmers at field days about the costs and benefits of neonics and other seed coatings related to both crop production and the environment, including pollinators. Yet, this isn’t happening with neonics or other seed coating ingredients today. We need credible, farmer-led field trials that compare different seed coatings and traits, and that information should be shared with other farmers. And those findings should be compared with the effectiveness and costs of other pest control approaches, such as integrated pest management (IPM), that have proven benefits and economic returns. Only with complete information and choice – about neonics and other crop management tools – can farmers make smart choices that allow them to produce crops and take care of pollinators and the environment.

You can read the full paper: Unknown Benefits, Hidden Costs: Neonicotinoid seed coatings, crop yields and pollinators.

– See more at: http://www.iatp.org/blog/201508/pollinators-and-the-rigged-neonic-seed-market#sthash.C8AuHc1y.dpuf

Farmers are no different from any buyer – they want to know what they’re buying, how much it costs and its expected performance. But in the brave new world of agricultural seeds, where multiple traits and technology are stacked like Microsoft’s operating system, it’s becoming more and more difficult for farmers to separate out what is really needed and discover how much each piece is costing them.

In the case of neonicotinoid (neonic) seed coatings used as a pesticide, both the effectiveness and costs are somewhat of a mystery, according to a new paper published by IATP today.

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College of Ag Sciences researchers win funding to commercialize discoveries

Several promising technologies earned Penn State faculty researchers grants of $75,000 each to help them transform research projects into viable products on the market. The College of Agricultural Sciences Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program awarded the Research Applications for Innovation grants, which are designed to promote innovation and economic development by encouraging the transfer of technologies to existing and start-up companies.

Newly named research center reflects convergence of agricultural and energy law

Through its Agricultural Law Resource & Reference Center, Penn State Law has conducted extensive outreach activities in agricultural law for nearly two decades. To more accurately reflect the focus of this work and the interconnected nature of agricultural law and shale gas development, the center’s name has been changed to the Center for Agricultural and Shale Law.

Harvesting the Research: Ecological Intensification Can Feed The World – Food Tank (blog)

Harvesting the Research: Ecological Intensification Can Feed The World
Food Tank (blog)
Second, there are a lot of experts who believe that our current paradigm of agriculture is not well suited to the challenges of the twenty-first century. Experts are saying that agroecology might be more suitable, not only for producing sufficient food

Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak – Center for Research on Globalization


Center for Research on Globalization

Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
Center for Research on Globalization
Deforestation and intensive agriculture strip out traditional agroforestry's stochastic friction that until this point had kept the virus from stringing together enough transmission. Under certain conditions, the forest may act as its own

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Iowa State professor returns from Cuba with a sense of optimism – Iowa State University News Service


Iowa State University News Service

Iowa State professor returns from Cuba with a sense of optimism
Iowa State University News Service
Today, Cuba is an advocate of agro-ecology and permaculture. Through educational campaigns and research centers, the country has promoted the study of ecology in design systems and sustainable agriculture, Caraway said. Permaculture is a holistic and …

Some vaccines support evolution of more-virulent viruses

Scientific experiments with the herpesvirus that causes Marek’s disease in poultry have confirmed, for the first time, the highly controversial theory that some vaccines could allow more-virulent versions of a virus to survive, putting unvaccinated individuals at greater risk of severe illness. The research has important implications for food-chain security and food-chain economics, as well as for other diseases that affect humans and agricultural animals.

A little-known big producer: Will forest policy reform in Peru support farm … – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

A little-known big producer: Will forest policy reform in Peru support farm
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
A farmer in Bolognesi, Ucayali, Peru, who created a productive agroforestry system with planted bolaina seedlings, platano, sweet peppers, hot peppers, various citrus, palms, and more. Photo: Robin Sears/CIFOR. Collectively, 20 farming households in a …

Retrofitting of historic UCSC barn nears completion – Santa Cruz Sentinel – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Retrofitting of historic UCSC barn nears completion – Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz Sentinel
The finished barn will serve as the headquarters for UCSC's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, and a gathering place for departments focused on health and agriculture research. Standing for more than 150 years, the barn once provided …

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

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

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

All India Agroforestry Research Project inaugurated at SKUAST-K
Scoop News
K N Qaisar, Dean Faculty of Forestry welcomed the guests and highlighted the programme of AICRP-Agroforestry. It is dream come true that this event is being organized in our university, as we are a part of AICRP-Agroforestry for last 30 year, and we

Lilongwe University to start issuing Bachelors Degree in Agroforestry – Nyasa Times


Nyasa Times

Lilongwe University to start issuing Bachelors Degree in Agroforestry
Nyasa Times
Phiri commended sponsors of dissemination conference on Agroforestry and Evergreen agriculture “where LUANAR shall present findings of research on adoption of agroforestry, value addition and policy analyses relevant for promotion of agroforestry in …

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Agroecology advocates meet at UCSC for international conference – Santa Cruz … – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Agroecology advocates meet at UCSC for international conference – Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Thirty-two international researchers and agricultural workers network at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum Thursday after a week of touring local farms and the agroecology community at UCSC. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel). By Jennifer Pittman …

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Unrestrained rubber expansion wreaking havoc on forests | News | Eco-Business … – eco-business.com


eco-business.com

Unrestrained rubber expansion wreaking havoc on forests | News | Eco-Business
eco-business.com
Researcher Jianchu Xu of the World Agroforestry Centre in China, and his colleagues, write in the paper that “across much of the landscape, there is little to virtually no natural forest of any kind left outside Xishuangbanna's nature reserves. Some

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Unrestrained rubber expansion wreaking havoc on forests – eco-business.com


eco-business.com

Unrestrained rubber expansion wreaking havoc on forests
eco-business.com
Researcher Jianchu Xu of the World Agroforestry Centre in China, and his colleagues, write in the paper that “across much of the landscape, there is little to virtually no natural forest of any kind left outside Xishuangbanna's nature reserves. Some

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Scots research reveals farming threat to dwindling rubber supply (From Herald … – Herald Scotland


Herald Scotland

Scots research reveals farming threat to dwindling rubber supply (From Herald
Herald Scotland
A team including lead researcher Antje Ahrends from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the World Agroforestry Centre has unveiled milestone research amid warnings that more than half of the main source of the critical plant is set to die out

Scots research reveals farming threat to dwindling rubber supply – Herald Scotland – Herald Scotland


Herald Scotland

Scots research reveals farming threat to dwindling rubber supply – Herald Scotland
Herald Scotland
A team including lead researcher Antje Ahrends from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the World Agroforestry Centre has unveiled milestone research amid warnings that more than half of the main source of the critical plant is set to die out

Scots research reveals farming threat to dwindling rubber supply – Herald Scotland


Herald Scotland

Scots research reveals farming threat to dwindling rubber supply
Herald Scotland
A team including lead researcher Antje Ahrends from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the World Agroforestry Centre has unveiled milestone research amid warnings that more than half of the main source of the critical plant is set to die out

Report: Rubber plantations threaten biodiversity and livelihoods – GoKunming – GoKunming (blog)


GoKunming (blog)

Report: Rubber plantations threaten biodiversity and livelihoods – GoKunming
GoKunming (blog)
The research was published by scientific journal Global Environmental Change and constitutes a joint effort by researchers at the World Agroforestry Centre, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the University of

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Report: Rubber plantations threaten biodiversity and livelihoods – GoKunming (blog)


GoKunming (blog)

Report: Rubber plantations threaten biodiversity and livelihoods
GoKunming (blog)
The research was published by scientific journal Global Environmental Change and constitutes a joint effort by researchers at the World Agroforestry Centre, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the University of

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Report: Rubber plantations threaten biodiversity and livlihoods – GoKunming – GoKunming (blog)


GoKunming (blog)

Report: Rubber plantations threaten biodiversity and livlihoods – GoKunming
GoKunming (blog)
The research was published by scientific journal Global Environmental Change and constitutes a joint effort by researchers at the World Agroforestry Centre, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the University of

Report: Rubber plantations threaten biodiversity and livlihoods – GoKunming (blog)


GoKunming (blog)

Report: Rubber plantations threaten biodiversity and livlihoods
GoKunming (blog)
The research was published by scientific journal Global Environmental Change and constitutes a joint effort by researchers at the World Agroforestry Centre, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the University of

UVI CES, AES Partner With VI DOA to Host Breadfruit Seminar | St. Croix Source – Saint Croix Source

UVI CES, AES Partner With VI DOA to Host Breadfruit Seminar | St. Croix Source
Saint Croix Source
The general public is invited to a presentation titled “Agroforestry, Biology and Research Aspects of the Breadfruit” on July 14. “These workshops will offer a unique opportunity for V.I. producers and scientists to share research-based information

Geoff Lawton & Permaculture Research Institute Win Prestigious Energy Globe … – Permaculture Magazine

Geoff Lawton & Permaculture Research Institute Win Prestigious Energy Globe
Permaculture Magazine
The Permaculture Research Institute and founder Geoff Lawton, based in Australia, are the 2015 winners of the Energy Globe Award. The award was given to the institute for their project 'Greening/Re-Greening The Desert'. The project has many elements, …

Researchers propose better way to invest in the SDGs – Phys.org – Phys.Org


Phys.Org

Researchers propose better way to invest in the SDGs – Phys.org
Phys.Org
The Agroforestry and Forestry in Sulawesi (AgFor Sulawesi) project aims to improve rural livelihoods by raising on-farm productivity, encouraging better environmental management, and improving governance. The initial focus has been on South …more.

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, …

Mark Bittman Launches Online Food Series and TV Show on KCET | Press … – KCET

Mark Bittman Launches Online Food Series and TV Show on KCET | Press
KCET
Mark talks with Daniel Press, the Executive Director of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) and Tim Galarneau, the Community-Engaged Education Coordinator at CASFS, about the program's history, research and how their …

Rubber expansion threatens biodiversity and livelihoods – Phys.Org


Phys.Org

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


Phys.Org

Rubber expansion threatens biodiversity and livelihoods – Phys.org
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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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, …

Mountain Societies Research Institute Enters a New Phase – GlacierHub – GlacierHub


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Mountain Societies Research Institute Enters a New Phase – GlacierHub
GlacierHub
The use of research to support policy is shown in its recent review papers, which address major themes such as sustainable land management, mountain tourism, and agroforestry for landscape restoration and livelihoods. Its Kyrgyz-language manuals for …

A Year in, the University of California’s Global Food Initiative Sows Success … – CALIFORNIA

A Year in, the University of California's Global Food Initiative Sows Success
CALIFORNIA
The research she examined ranged from studies of bee-colony collapse to agro-ecology to climate science. It's often difficult to get policy makers to even look at research, much less understand it, she says, but the researchers she based her case

What Do Algae, Corn, and Summer Vacation Have in Common? – The Equation – The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)


The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

What Do Algae, Corn, and Summer Vacation Have in Common? – The Equation
The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)
About the author: Marcia DeLonge is an agroecologist in the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Dr. DeLonge conducts scientific research and analyses identifying practices that lead to healthy, sustainable food and …

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