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Recipes to the rescue

Bioversity International partners with chefs, nutritionist, local communities and researchers to leverage the low-cost, highly nutritious and drought-tolerant chaya and tepary bean in Guatemala. Source: Bioversity International

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Our health linked to our food linked to our biodiversity

Dorothy Shaver, Global Sustainability Lead for Knorr, Unilever, marks the International Day for Biological Diversity with a guest blog on why eating diverse foods matters for our biodiversity, our food and our health. Source: Bioversity International

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Agroforestry at 40: how tree-farm science has changed the world

Coffee bushes in a shade-grown plantation in the Andes, Ecuador.Morley Read/Shutterstock Meine van Noordwijk, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) “Agroforestry” – the practice of having trees as part of farms – is as old as agriculture itself. But as… The post Agroforestry at 40: how tree-farm science has changed the world appeared first on Agroforestry World. […]

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Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health

In his first blog, Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General of Bioversity International, recognizes the International Day for Biological Diversity as a good time to reflect on the importance of agrobiodiversity as the foundation of food systems and to promote urgent changes that stop its loss. Source: Bioversity International

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Increasing ecosystem carbon is good for species, says new study

It is widely assumed that land uses that increase carbon in biomass and soil to mitigate climate change also benefit biodiversity. But that might not always be the case. Until recently, there was no clear picture on what the most likely carbon-boosting strategies, such as planting trees in open lands and halting deforestation, meant for […]

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Agroforesterie et services écosystémiques en zone tropicale

Un e-book gratuit qui rassemble l’ensemble des connaissances sur le fonctionnement et la dynamique des systèmes agroforestiers en région tropicale. Source: CIRAD News

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Cull! Say scientists. Crisis! Say journalists. Plus news from the Wood Wide Web

In Forests News last week: Keeping the peace in a national park buffer zone When access to the Kaboré Tambi National Park in southern Burkina Faso was restricted in 1997, surrounding pastoralist communities faced being cut off from the land they used for their animals. Recognizing this, the government created a buffer zone outside the […]

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L’intelligence artificielle pour modéliser les systèmes agroforestiers complexes

Un projet novateur vient de démarrer au Cirad pour modéliser les systèmes agroforestiers cacaoyers grâce à l’intelligence artificielle. Ce programme ambitieux, appelé Deep2DPE, va explorer trois fronts de recherche : en mathématiques de la modélisation, en intelligence artificielle (réseaux de neurones et apprentissage automatique) et en agronomie pour optimiser les systèmes agroforestiers grâce à leur […]

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Artificial intelligence to model complex agroforestry systems

An innovative project has just been launched at CIRAD to model cocoa agroforestry systems using artificial intelligence. This ambitious programme, called Deep2DPE, will explore three research fronts: the mathematics of modelling, artificial intelligence (neural networks and machine learning) and agronomy to optimise agroforestry systems by modelling them. This third objective should, for example, enhance understanding […]

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It isn’t too late…but the clock is ticking

“We have about twenty years to change our acts before something irreversible happens,” said Robert Nasi, director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in the opening plenary of the Global Landscapes Forum Kyoto (GLF Kyoto) event last week. The discussions continue next month at GLF Bonn. In the last few months, we’ve […]

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