The unique mango heritage of the Indian state of Odisha is being preserved in a germplasm bank.
The 2014 World Food Prize winner is Sanjaya Rajaram, a wheat breeder with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).
“Now more than ever, innovative research on sustainable agriculture is crucial to Africa’s well-being,” says a post on the blog of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature initiative.
Participants at a global event to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification (17 June 2014) have heard how simple and affordable techniques, such as agroforestry, can stop land degradation.
“Land degradation is emerging as one of the major global environmental issues of our time,” writes Gustavo A B da Fonseca from the Global Environment Facility in the Huffington Post on the
On 17 June, the World Day to Combat Desertification, developed countries are being encouraged to take a more active role in combatting land degradation and desertification.
Nutrition, water and rural development.
“Landscape governance must include processes that reconcile the needs of a variety of actors connected to a landscape and build an equitable system of decision-making among them,” says a post on th
Research is showing that climate change is converting alpine meadows to shrub-dominated ecosystems with alpine plants migrating further up mountains in search of cooler temperatures and new habitat
With a declining number of extension officers in Kenya, a study by the World Agroforestry Centre shows how volunteer farmers can successfully train others without being paid for their services.