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2nd World Agroforestry Congress Opens in Kenya

Agriculture, climate change, conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, and and socio-economic development are all coming together in Nairobi, Kenya as participants from around the globe attend the 2nd World Agroforestry Congress.

Agroforestry and Sustainable Agriculture: Vast Potential to Lower Emissions, Store Carbon

Fostering widespread development and adoption of agroforestry and sustainable agricultural methods and practices offers the largest, surest practically and economically effective means of mitigating and adapting to climate change, while also addressing energy, food security, economic development and loss of biodiversity, according to a UNEP-World Agroforestry Centre report.

Building Organic Agriculture into a Successor to the Kyoto Protocol

As international climate change negotiations and debate heats up, the Rodale Institute and the Swiss-German-Austrian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture have come out swinging to promote a global shift to organic agriculture as part of a successor to the Kyoto Protocol.

Canadian Government Backs Veg Growers Renewable Heat & Power Project

The Canadian government’s Agri-Opportunities program is getting behind a community-driven project that aims to turn 50 different kinds and 40,000 metric tons of agricultural waste into clean, renewable heat and power, as well as organic fertilizer.

Sustainable Ag, Ecosystem Services Big Part of Green Economy Solution

United Nations’ executives and agencies highlight the need for new models, policies, and investments in sustainable agriculture, water resource conservation and management, and ecosystem services if future crises worse than recently experienced are to be averted.

Drought a Growing Threat to World Agriculture, Food Production

Persistent droughts are increasingly threatening agricultural production, food security and social stability in food exporting and importing nations around the world. World leaders need to act now in order to adapt to and avoid worst case scenarios, according to the UNCCD and WMO.

EPA Gag Order: Put a Sock in It

The Environmental Protection Agency, in an email sent last month, has ordered their employees not to “respond to questions or make any statements” – from anyone. Including congressional investigators, reporters, or even the EPA Office of Inspector General. Whatever is going on in the EPA, it’s none of our damn business (not even the EPA’s oversight office). The emailed gag order…

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