agriculture

Triple A (Adaptation of African Agriculture): African agriculture…

After COP 21 in Paris last year, COP 22 in Marrakech aims to be the one taking real action on behalf of Africa. To this end, before the event, Morocco brought together twenty-odd African ministers to put…

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Inside the Article seed vault : Designed to save humanity from extinction

Located in the arctic circle, the Global Seed Vault isn't simply just a large storage facility for seeds from around the world. The vault is protecting the world's agricultural genetic diversity and protecting…

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Inventing the agriculture of the future

Drones to monitor plots of land, peer-to-peer tractor rentals, sensors in fields, smart cows, and much, much more: entrepreneurs are vying to outdo each other with ingenious ideas for inventing new agricultural…

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When Citizens Finance their Agriculture

Miimosa, the first French crowdfunding platform dedicated to food and agriculture, supports small family farms and food-based microbusinesses around the country. An interview with founder Florian Breton.

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Demain: the Feel-Good Eco-Movie

The 41st edition of the French Oscars Cesar 2016 awarded Melanie Laurent and Cyril Dion for their environmental documentary Demain (“Tomorrow”). The documentary visits every corner of the earth to…

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Global Landscape Forum 2015: ensuring a sustainable land use of…

At the heart of global warming issues, the question of soil and agriculture implicitly refers to the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050, without endangering the planet. How can we adapt our…

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Farmland, the Great Carbon Sink

In its fight against climate change, France launched the “4‰ Initiative” which aims to increase carbon reserves in agricultural land. A 0.04% growth in that storage could, in fact, stop the annual…

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A Better Way for California to Water Its Farms

California’s Cenytral Valley farmers have a problem. Agriculture accounts for about 80 percent of the state’s water consumption, and in the midst of a historic drought, it is the largest potential…

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Livelihoods 3F Honored at the Global Landscapes Forum

The Global Landscapes Forum took place in London, on June 10, 2015, when Bernard Giraud, President of Livelihoods, was invited to present the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming, the joint creation of…

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A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

America's heartland is graying. The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is 58.3 — and that number has been steadily ticking upward for more than 30 years.

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