Food, Humanity, Habitat and How We Get to 2050

In the editorial observer section of October 27th’s New York Times, a succinct summary of where the crucial issues of food, climate change, and biodiversity all meet. In this enlightening summary ,  writer Verlyn Klinkenborg  says   “The only way to do that is to think about the habitat of all other species as the frame […]

SMALL FARMERS CAN COOL THE WORLD!

The October issue of Seedling, now available online, is devoted to the climate crisis. It looks at the role of industrial agriculture in creating the climate crisis and examines how this contribution has been seriously underestimated. The global food system is, in fact, the most important single factor behind global warming, responsible for almost half […]

Declaration on Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignity

International Training Workshop: Methods and Processes for Establishing Indigenous Biocultural Territories (IBCT) as Agrobiodiversity Conservation Areas 20-29 September 2009 The Potato Park, Pisac, Cusco, Peru From 20-29 September 2009 a group of farmers and scientists from Ethiopia and Peru met in the Potato Park, Pisac, in the Department of Cusco, Peru to engage in cross-cultural […]

Ecoagriculture Policy Focus, issue 3: "Mitigating climate change through food and land use"

The policy brief looks at issues pertaining to the mitigation of global climate through reducing emissions from agriculture, forestry, and other land uses. The recommended policy actions include ; The full range of terrestrial emission reduction, storage, and sequestration options in climate policy and investment. Incorporate farming and land use investments in cap-and-trade systems. Link terrestrial […]

Revealing the Appeal and Potential of Agricultural Biodiversity for Africa: Status, Trends and Outlook for Future” Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Call for expressions of interest is now open. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in partnership with its four sub-Regional Organizations (CORAF/WECARD, ASARECA, SADC-FANR, NASRO), and Bioversity International will be organizing a conference on agricultural biodiversity in Africa, back-to-back with the Africa Science Week and FARA General Assembly to be held in Ouagadougou, […]

New Publication: "Mitigating Climate Change Through Food and Land Use"

by Sara J. Scherr and Sajal Sthapit. Ecoagriculture Partners  has released  a new report “Mitigating Climate Change Through Food and Land Use” for the Worldwatch Report 179.  Agriculture, forestry, and other changes in land use are responsible for more than 30 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Despite advances in the energy sector, the only […]