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France-CGIAR | Researchers call for a paradigm shift to foster the agroecological transition of agrifood systems

The current urgent issues and global challenges call for greater priority to be given to agroecological transitions. This requires a paradigm shift on the part of researchers and research organizations and an active, long-term commitment to an agroecological research agenda. This was the essence of a call for action from a group of researchers from […]

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How can we feed the world in 2050 without destroying it?

As a recent UN report warned that hunger worldwide is on the rise again, the World Resources Institute (WRI) launched the final version of its report Creating a Sustainable Food Future on 17 July. The 550-page report, produced by the WRI in association with the World Bank, UNEP and UNDP, CIRAD and INRA, suggests ways […]

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Comment nourrir la planète en 2050 sans la détruire ?

Alors qu’un récent rapport de l’ONU alerte sur les chiffres de la faim dans le monde qui repartent à la hausse, le World Resources Institute (WRI) a lancé le 17 juillet la version finale de son rapport Creating a Sustainable Food Future – Créer un avenir alimentaire durable . Ce rapport de 550 pages, réalisé […]

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From rhetoric to reality: Operationalizing the landscape approach in practice

Presented by Terry Sunderland at International Association of Landscape Ecology Congress, Milan, Italy, 4th July 2019 Source: CIFOR presentations

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Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition: FTA for better food systems and improved nutrition: Needs of Stakeholders and priorities for research

Presented by Terry Sunderland at International Workshop, Rome, 3rd July 2019 Source: CIFOR presentations

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Improving dairy production through agroforestry and innovation

Innovation platforms in Uganda are empowering smallholders to adopt agroforestry to increase dairy production in both quantity and quality and improve livelihoods. The post Improving dairy production through agroforestry and innovation appeared first on Agroforestry World. Source: ICRAF News

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Congo Basin: Unraveling the past to predict the future

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Congolese researchers Chadrack Kafuti and Nestor Luambua know what it takes to get into the least-known tropical forest in the world. Inhaling the warm and steamy air, plastic boots enable them to cross streams and fend-off the highly venomous green mamba snake; a wool bonnet prevents swarms of flies […]

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Sustainable wood energy must include development and promotion of alternatives

Africa – “I’ve been doing this job for more than 20 years,” said Milade Lomoyo, a charcoal seller at the Litoyi market. “I can support my four children. Two of them are in the university and two in primary school. The job is tough because I have to go up the river to reach villages […]

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Drylands Development Programme: changed lives in the Sahel

DryDev helped develop farmer-managed natural regeneration in agricultural fields, leading to reforestation with multiple local and exotic species that now contribute to strengthening natural forests and providing woodfuel and food, which can be prepared on the improved cookstoves deployed by DryDev, which reduce fuelwood consumption by two-thirds. The post Drylands Development Programme: changed lives in […]

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FLOTROP, a massive contribution to botanical data for tropical Africa

CIRAD recently shared historical botanical data for northern tropical Africa via a data paper published in Nature Scientific Data. This move clearly illustrates CIRAD’s commitment to open science.The data cover the period from 1920 to 2012, and are a unique, powerful tool for understanding the biodiversity crisis and the impacts of climate change on the […]

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