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July 8, 2019

What We’re Reading: Securing a Sustainable Future With Regenerative Agriculture

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Leveraging the mitigation potential of agriculture is integral to the fight against climate change, and necessary to secure a safe, sustainable future without carbon pollution. Tackling the climate crisis requires concerted strategies implemented at the local, regional, national, and global scale. By pulling carbon from the atmosphere and sequestering it in the ground, regenera ...
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June 14, 2019

What We’re Reading: Seeding a Sustainable Future

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Global food security cannot happen without sustainable food production, and sustainable food production heavily depends on the seed security of the world’s farming community. As the repository of the genetic potential of crop species and their varieties, seeds are the foundation of agriculture. With climate change threatening food production, sustainable seed systems that ens ...
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June 7, 2019

What We’re Reading: World Food Safety Day

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Investing in sustainable food systems is vital to ensuring the safety of our food. Today is the first-ever UN World Food Safety Day, a day that aims to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe. Food is a sustainer of life, and with an estimated 600 million cases of foodborne diseases […] ...
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May 6, 2019

What We’re Reading: Indigenous Knowledge, Local Resilience and Sustainable Sharing

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

As climate change intensifies, the value of indigenous knowledge cannot be overstated. For indigenous communities, resilience is rooted in traditional knowledge, as their capacity to adapt to a changing environment is based on an in-depth understanding of the land they inhabit. In the face of increasing climate instability, the practices that have sustained indigenous landscape ...
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April 26, 2019

What We’re Reading: Moving climate change beyond politics

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

As the global temperature rises, our climate is becoming increasingly unpredictable. Considering the impact this has and will continue to have on livelihoods and life-supporting systems, we can’t wait for the politics to change to begin taking action. Extreme weather events. Changes in microclimates. Increased coastal flooding. A loss of biodiversity. All of these point [&hel ...
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April 19, 2019

What We’re Reading: Earth Day, the collapse of nature, and what we can do about it

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

With the sixth mass extinction underway and the warming trend advancing at an unprecedented rate, the Earth as we know it is under threat. With Earth Day coming up on Monday and the Extinction Rebellion marching in the streets of London, this is an opportune moment to reflect on the state of the world around […] ...
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April 12, 2019

What We’re Reading: Innovations in tech to improve agricultural ecosystem services

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Technological innovation in agriculture makes smart farming possible and pushes us toward a more sustainable world. Over the last few decades, agricultural technology has seen a fair share of revolutionary and impactful innovations, mostly targeted to improving farm-level inputs or decision-making. This week, we read about some recent innovations that are supporting the ecosyst ...
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April 9, 2019

What We’re Reading: Embracing Nature-Based Solutions to Land Degradation

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Today, more than 75 percent of the Earth’s land areas are substantially degraded, undermining the livelihoods of at least 3.2 billion people. As the reality of land degradation becomes more brutal by the day, so do associated issues of poverty, famine, drought and violence in the most vulnerable regions of the world. Tackling this socio-environmental […] ...
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March 29, 2019

What We’re Reading: Cyclone Idai and the need for global climate action

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

In 2018, extreme weather affected 62 million people worldwide and forced two million people to relocate as climate change worsened. This month, Cyclone Idai, one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect the Southern Hemisphere, ripped through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi bringing strong winds, severe flooding and catastrophic damage that has left more […] ...
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March 22, 2019

What We’re Reading: World Water Day

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

By 2030, an estimated 700 million people will be displaced by water scarcity.   Globally, the impact of climate change is felt through changing patterns in water availability and the notable decline in water quality, both of which endanger human and ecological well being. This week, we read about the global magnitude of water scarcity, […] ...
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