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Decarbonise the Air, Recarbonise the Soil

Category: #sustainablefarming

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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NZ’s rare heritage vegetables under threat.

NADENE HALL Hold the seeds of Hokianga red corn in your hand and they gleam like burnished gems. They are considered to be treasure of the most precious kind by the Koanga Institute, a non-profit charitable trust that has been saving rare and unusual heritage vegetable and flower seeds, bulbs and fruit trees for almost […]

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Soil health and zero hunger challenge | mydigitalfc.com

Soil health and zero hunger challenge By M S Swaminathan Jan 14 2015 Long ago, Aristotle described the soil as the stomach of the plant. Nearly 90 per cent of the world’s food supply comes from crops or animals reared on the soil. According the FAO, our soils are in danger because of expanding cities, […]

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World Council, Kenya Form Agricultural Pact

By Michael Muckian Food security continues to be an issue in developing countries worldwide, and the World Council of Credit Unions has taken steps to assure that a segment of Kenya’s youth understand the importance of agricultural, both as a source of food as well as economic security. The Madison, Wis.-based organization signed an agreement […]

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Forget carbon offsetting, insetting is the future

Tim Smedley Planting trees for carbon offsets is little better than green-washing in many people’s eyes. But what if this sustainability cliche were turned on its head – if trees were planted to support agroforestry within a business’s direct supply chain? Welcome to the world of insetting. Coined and promoted by sustainability standards Plan Vivo […]

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