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Climate change could increase Canadian crop production

Source: manitobacooperator.ca Climate change is altering weather, raising sea levels and shrinking the Arctic, but that might be a good thing for Canada — at least from an agricultural production standpoint. “It looks like Canada is going to be one of the winners from climate change,” said Jason Clay of the …

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GFIA Africa: the platform for innovative technologies to combat climate volatility and drought

The South African agricultural sector is bracing itself for what has been described as one of the worst droughts that the country has experienced in decades. The lack of adequate summer rainfall combined with depleting water levels in major dams have already resulted in the introduction of water restrictions and …

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Fog farming: Obama’s drought solution

Source: washingtonexaminer.com The Department of Agriculture says the solution to California’s drought problems could come from fog farming. Yes, harvesting “fog” is apparently a thing. Even secretary of agriculture Tom Vilsack was taken aback when he first heard about it as something the Obama administration is funding under his agency’s conservation …

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Innovative technology to help save California from drought

Source: takepart.com A while back, artist Isaac Cordal placed some clay men in a puddle in Berlin. The result was both striking and dreadful in its forecast. ‘Politicians Debating Global Warming’ depicts a ring of gray-suited white men droning on in conversation with one another as the waters rise around …

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Climate smart-technologies improving livelihoods of Kenyan smallholders

Equator Kenya Ltd, a food-processing company that produces African Bird’s Eye Chilies for export, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide climate-smart technologies, training and market linkages to 8,000 smallholder farmers along the Kenyan coast. This inclusive business is designed to reduce the crop …

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How low-tech farming innovation can make African farmers climate-resilient

Source: gizmodo.com.au Scientists, politicians and the Pope are not the only ones calling for action on climate change these days. Farmers are observing changes in rainfall, temperature and other patterns in weather that have spurred them into shifting their farming methods. In fact, while climate change is not a source of …

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Agriculture’s role in creating a more sustainable future

Source: csrwire.com Producing enough food, fiber and fuel for more than nine billion people by 2050, while conserving natural resources is a challenge that has become increasingly complex. In the next 35 years, experts predict that we’ll need to double agricultural production to keep pace with population growth, changing diets and …

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Measuring the impact of environmental change on cod stocks

Source: politicshome.com UK fisheries survey logbooks from the 1930s to 1950s have been digitised for the first time, revealing how cod responded to changing temperatures in the last century. Scientists at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the University of Exeter found that at the time, the …

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Soil in Northern China is drying out and farming, not climate change, is culprit

Source: phys.org An important agricultural region in China is drying out, and increased farming may be more to blame than rising temperatures and less rain, according to a study spanning 30 years of data. A research team led by Purdue University and China Agricultural University analyzed soil moisture during the growing …

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101 global food organisations to watch in 2015

Food Tank has highlighted 101 “incredible organisations” who are playing a vital part in creating a better food system. Source: Food Tank Food Tank has the honor of highlighting organisations across the globe that are working to fight food waste, combat the dual paradoxes of hunger and obesity, recognise the …

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