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Agriculture is a key component to combat climate change

Is the Agriculture Industry Ready to Combat Climate Change?

The agriculture industry is a large contributor to climate change. In the last 50 years, greenhouse gas emissions from fisheries, livestock and agriculture nearly doubled and could continue to rise in the future. Agriculture will also be one of the industries hardest hit by climate change, as global temperatures rise and weather patterns become more erratic. With a growing world…

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How Different Methods of Soil Health Can Combat Climate Change

In the fight to curb global warming, we should do our best to restore the natural soil carbon cycle. Healthy soil is our foundation.

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Rotary Club Helps Fund Innovative Reforestation-Agricultural Development in Haiti

Creating a tree nursery is the first phase of a program, and possibly a global grant, that will see local, smallholder farmers plant and care for trees in return for seed, tools and training.

Getting Paid to Practice Climate-Smart Agroforestry

The World Bank BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes has developed a methodology for accounting for carbon emissions across diverse landscapes, the first of its kind.

Achieving Net Zero Carbon Yields Dividends for Sheep and Cattle Ranch

Implementing the Bare Ranch Carbon Farm Plan is helping mitigate climate change and yielding financial and broad-based ecosystems benefits.

The DOJ Approves a Merger Between Bayer and Monsanto

The Department of Justice approved a merger between agrochemical giants, Bayer and Monsanto. The merger will leave only four companies controlling most of the seeds and agrochemicals. Six companies have controlled the seed, trait, and pesticide business since the 1990s: Monsanto, Bayer, BASF, Syngenta, Dow, and DuPont. Those six companies grew mainly from acquiring small to medium size companies engaged…

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Forty Percent of World Population Threatened by Ongoing Land Degradation

More than 75 percent of the Earth’s land surface had suffered severely as a result of human land degradation as of 2014, IPBES highlights. Experts estimate that less than one-tenth of the Earth’s land surface will have escaped substantial impacts of human activity come 2050.