• National Geographic features climate change, agrobiodiversity

    National Geographic features climate change, agrobiodiversity

    June 17th, 2011 | Featured, General, middle, News, Publications

    “A crisis is looming,” begins National Geographic reporter Charles Siebert in “Food Ark,” this month’s feature article. “It took more than 10,000 years of domestication for humans to create the vast biodiversity in our food supply that we’re now watching ebb away.” The article is an anecdote-rich crash course on the essentials of modern relationships between agrobiodiversity, [...]

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  • In Search of Lasting Farming Solutions to Climate Change

    In Search of Lasting Farming Solutions to Climate Change

    January 25th, 2011 | General, middle, News

    NAIROBI, Sep 29, 2010 (IPS), article by Isaiah Esipisu “[...] on a farm in Eastern Kenya, Judith Mwikali Musau is one farmer who has successfully introduced the use of grafted plants for crop and fruit harvesting. “Since my childhood, I saw my parents grow particular types of fruits, grains and legumes …to improve the yields [...]

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  • International Mountain Day: Disaster Risk Management in Mountains

    International Mountain Day: Disaster Risk Management in Mountains

    December 18th, 2009 | General

    The UN International Mountain Day, observed each year on 11 December, creates awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands. The theme of this year’s World International Mountain Day is ‘Disaster [...]

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  • Climate Change, Melting Glaciers and Agriculture

    Climate Change, Melting Glaciers and Agriculture

    December 18th, 2009 | General, News

    A vigil rally in Booni, northern Chitral, Pakistan was organized with Chitral Association for Mountain Area Tourism (CAMAT) to show support and solidarity with the climate change conference in Copenhagen as well as to highlight the challenges of climate change already faced by communities in the Hindu Kush Mountains. The region has already seen considerable [...]

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  • Neglected Crops in Copenhagen

    December 17th, 2009 | General, News

    Cary Fowler’s (Global Crop Diversity Trust) article in The Huffington Post laments the lack of attention to agriculture at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen even with strong scientific consensus that climate change will have significantly adverse impacts on food production. “The impact on food crops from higher temperatures alone could result in the [...]

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