Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil

Category: #organicagriculture

Low food prices on the menu at Berlin agribiz trade fair

Berlin International Green Week, the world’s biggest food and agriculture industry trade fair, is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Low food prices caused by abundant supplies are putting pressure on producers. Berlin International Green Week is still going strong 80 years after its 1935 launch. This year, 1658 exhibitors from 68 countries are taking […]

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Could carbon farming save our soils?

By: Tom Oder Sustainable agricultural practices add essential carbon to soil’s organic matter, which could be key to reviving soil quality Declining soil health could mean problems ahead as the world’s population grows. (Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/flickr) The world’s soils are in jeopardy. Some scientists think agricultural soils are in such serious decline that […]

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Union Agriculture Minister Urges Students and Scientists of Agriculture Faternity to Adopt one Village for Creating Awareness among Farmers

Delhi  Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singhunderlined the importance of fundamentals of agricultural growth for the development of country as he mentioned improved soil health, high productive seeds, modern agriculture practces and best practices, effective irrigation facilities, water to every agricultural land, apt marketing facility for agricultural produce are essential points for development of […]

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Year of soil offers chance for growth

This week, Zero Waste Mann’s Sarah Calverley looks at one of the fundamental building blocks of good food – the soil it’s grown in ——————- I remember, in the 1980s, my friend Alice telling me about Le Puy lentils. They have to be Le Puy and not ‘Le Puy-type’ lentils, she emphasised. The point is […]

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Learning resilience from Peru’s ancient civilisations

As the UN’s COP 20 climate negotiations in Lima slowly progressed last month, I went on a journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a valley close to Cusco, the capital of the Incan empire of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. I wanted to see how climate change is already affecting the Peruvian Andes. […]

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