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... heat stress and dry spells, it is land management practices that has tipped the balance of increased land degradation. The report noted that agriculture, food production, and deforestation are the major ...
Friday, 09 August 2019
... such as traditional methods of agriculture, agroforestry, forestry, range and wildlife management, which use, maintain or increase biodiversity (15.5 Biodiversity, UNCED, 1992)   41. PROMOTION ...
Saturday, 01 June 2019
... With much of Europe and Asia suffering from mass hunger, the swelling surpluses of American agriculture fed a famished humanity.   Washington’s visionary world order took form at Bretton ...
Thursday, 28 February 2019
Wake Up and Smell the Organic Coffee

(International/Earth News)
...  Bouyed by global demand for organic produce, Rowan-Campbell—an active member of the Jamaica Organic Agriculture movement—is also growing root vegetables and makes organic jams and marmalade. ...
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Wake Up and Smell the Organic Coffee

(International/Earth News)
...  Bouyed by global demand for organic produce, Rowan-Campbell—an active member of the Jamaica Organic Agriculture movement—is also growing root vegetables and makes organic jams and marmalade. ...
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
... Like an octopus, metals mining has been spreading its tentacles throughout Central America and dealing a blow to the region’s agriculture and natural ecosystems, according to affected villagers, ...
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
... poultry production, who have received technical support from the state-run National Centre for Agricultural and Forestry Technology (Centa), as well as from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) ...
Sunday, 10 February 2019
... the destruction of Mother Earth. We cannot put the future of Nature and humanity in the hands of financial speculative mechanisms using the forests, agriculture, soils and algae as carbon offsets.   ...
Saturday, 09 February 2019
... survives from subsistence agriculture, farming corn and other staples in a small patch of land. They make about $90 every six months from selling the part of the corn harvest left over after feeding the ...
Thursday, 07 February 2019
COMBATING DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT

(International/Justice News)
... scarcity continue to increase. But what if you don’t have rights to the land? While the impact of agriculture on land is well known, the relationship between land degradation and land tenure seems ...
Thursday, 07 February 2019
... Department of Agriculture, Department of Environment or other relevant departments or agencies)   (ii)There is sufficient scientific evidence that genetically engineered crops have destroyed ...
Thursday, 31 January 2019
where is glyphosate banned

(International/PEJ Events)
... take necessary legal and technical steps in response. Further, Brazil’s Solicitor General’s office has said it is preparing an appeal to the court decision with support from the Agriculture ...
Friday, 25 January 2019
... they also are habitats for wild species and biodiversity reservoirs,” he added. Over 40 percent of the world’s land has been converted or set aside for agriculture alone. This has resulted ...
Monday, 21 January 2019
... Nancy López lives in a house made of clay, wood and corrugated metal sheets, on private land dedicated to agriculture. She is part of an indigenous community of 12 families in northern Argentina that, ...
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
... and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned as early as 2016. Now Gómez’s daughter, Ana Elsa, 28, and his two sons, Santos Giovanni, 31, and Luis Armando, 17, all live in Los Angeles, California. ...
Saturday, 12 January 2019
... Purus rivers in Brazil’s northwestern Amazon jungle region, protested against the decree that now puts indigenous lands under the Ministry of Agriculture, which manages interests that run counter ...
Saturday, 12 January 2019
... to the survival of life on Earth. No mention of Arctic at all. There is no mention of the catastrophic dangers to agriculture – the greatest danger to survival of huge populations and humanity ...
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
... mechanisms. Proposes incentives for actions related to REDD based on the carbon market. Food and Agriculture   To confront the climate crisis, we must bring about ...
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
... Trade agreements, such as GATT, and the subsequent WTO, of measures which would advance and promote socially equitable environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry ...
Thursday, 29 November 2018
Poor dietary intake and lack of food varieties affect huge numbers of children, who mostly hail from large, impoverished families in Nepal. Malnutrition is a significant concern in Nepal as ...
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
... the NDP’s nine committees where members meet to discuss issues such as the environment, agriculture, women’s rights, youth, pride, people living with disabilities and Aboriginal representation. ...
Monday, 15 October 2018
... could be contributing to the greater use of antibiotics in both agriculture and medicine.   Previously these researchers found that exposure to the herbicide products Roundup, Kamba and 2,4-D ...
Friday, 12 October 2018
... foods and crops and converting agribusiness to chemically-free organic agriculture, with a fair and just transition program for affected farmers and communities * withdrawing from NATO, condemning NATO's ...
Sunday, 07 October 2018
... and address the gender inequalities in agriculture in order to advance food and nutrition security as well as establish sustainable societies. “The opposite of hunger is power,” said University ...
Thursday, 04 October 2018
Posts By Tharanga Yakupitiyage - Reprint  
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
... Christensen, "Pesticide Regulation and International Trade", Mark Ritchie, "GATT, Agriculture and the Environment: The US Double Zero Plan, " The Ecologist, Vol. 20, No. 6, November, 1990, p. 214.)   ...
Thursday, 16 August 2018
... corn and grain producers will force small ejidos to consolidate or change crops. Concern about waves of migrants leaving rural Mexico as agriculture is modernized.  2010 COP16 climate change held ...
Monday, 23 July 2018
... of global capital. They disrupted traditional forms of agriculture and undermined an already weak social safety net.   These decades of U.S. involvement in Honduras set the stage ...
Thursday, 21 June 2018
...    Officials with Japan’s ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries are scheduled to visit Canada next week to seek more information, said Cam Dahl, president of industry group Cereals ...
Friday, 15 June 2018
... Press) 739 comments Italy will not ratify the European Union's free trade agreement with Canada, its new agriculture minister said on Thursday, ratcheting up an international trade spat and potentially ...
Thursday, 14 June 2018
...  Others, including Mamthithala Yalo, argued for agriculture instead of mining: “I have pigs, cows and goats that I farm on this land. I also grow all of the food that I need. I will never allow ...
Tuesday, 05 June 2018
...    SDG Goal 2 End Hunger Achieve Food Security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10344:sdg-goal-2-end-hunger-achieve-food-security-and-improved-nutrition-and-promote-sustainable-agriculture&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210 ...
Saturday, 05 May 2018
... livelihood, agriculture, although the damage caused by the extractive activity is already evident, they said. Rudy Pivaral, a 62-year-old farmer, told IPS that the impacts on the flora and fauna are ...
Friday, 04 May 2018
... Montreal protocol in all relevant sectors, including the energy, transport, industry, agriculture, forestry and waste management sectors; (d) promote sustainable management, and promote and cooperate ...
Friday, 27 April 2018
...  SDG Goal 2 End Hunger Achieve Food Security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10344:sdg-goal-2-end-hunger-achieve-food-security-and-improved-nutrition-and-promote-sustainable-agriculture&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210 ...
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
...  The federal government, for its part, was intent on opening up northern lands for agriculture, settlement, resource extraction and transportation routes to the Klondike gold rush. First Nations ...
Sunday, 21 January 2018
... sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc.   67 Dismantle or abrogate trade institutions and agreements, such as WTO and NAFTA, SPP CETA TPP etc.  which promulgate globalization, ...
Saturday, 06 January 2018
... from sponsoring and influencing the direction of research at University, hospitals and other research facilities   (ii) I  resolve to support the efforts of organic and ecological agriculture ...
Saturday, 06 January 2018
... foods and crops -banning the patenting of life forms - ending the exploitation of the knowledge of farmers, peasants and indigenous peoples - promoting a global support program for organic agriculture ...
Sunday, 03 December 2017
... destruction though desertification and chemical dependent agriculture etc. The confluence of grave environmental and health consequences of the current model of overconsumption and reliance on technological ...
Sunday, 03 December 2017
... of the Peace River Valley as a way of fixing climate problems. We need new agriculture in the North to take advantage of longer growing season. A federal Agriculture Research Station to research on new ...
Sunday, 12 November 2017
...  (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-robock/nuclear-energy-is-not-a-solution_b_5305594.html) Such as geoengineering (Geoengineering is not a solution)   Such asBIOFUEL (agriculture ...
Thursday, 09 November 2017
... demands energy and diverts water resources from agriculture. Additionally producing energy requires water, again potentially impacting irrigation. Energy production is further constrained by the need to ...
Monday, 16 October 2017
... food comes from insect-pollinated plants. Modern agriculture relies on pesticides to grow that food. But those pesticides, including best-selling neonicotinoid insecticides – we have learned, ...
Tuesday, 19 September 2017
... hidden from view.  Why is the federal Minister of Fisheries, Dominic LeBlanc, fighting to make Norwegian viruses legal in BC waters? And when is someone in the BC Ministry of Agriculture going ...
Thursday, 14 September 2017
Biodiversity, Combating Desertification and Drought, Development & Aid, Editors' Choice, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Global Governance, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Latin ...
Friday, 30 June 2017
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Friday, 30 June 2017
... medicines and weakening human immunity. Reduced variety, yield and security of fisheries and agriculture endangers our right to food. Nature’s weakened ability to filter, regulate and store water ...
Monday, 05 June 2017
... Led to St. Vincent’s First Sustainability School Trinidad Pushes for Shift to Cleaner Fuel Caribbean Stakes Future on Climate-Smart Agriculture   In February, CBD ...
Tuesday, 04 April 2017
... safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc.   67 Dismantle or abrogate trade institutions and agreements, such as WTO and NAFTA, SPP CETA TPP etc.  which promulgate ...
Wednesday, 08 March 2017
...  The sum did not take into account the monies needed to respond to the damage to public infrastructure and private homes, as well as losses in agriculture resulting from the severe weather, which the ...
Monday, 06 March 2017
... food, organic agriculture, climate change, biomimicry, environmental restoration, resilience,  culture,  social justice, human rights,  indigenous rights, labour rights, feminism, cooperatives, social ...
Thursday, 02 February 2017
... food and crops, felt comfortable in stating the importance of promoting organic agriculture but, were not willing to call for the banning of genetically engineered food and crops and destructive pesticides; ...
Thursday, 02 February 2017
... all too often do not have the resources or incentives to commit to the transformation to sustainable agriculture that scientists know is needed. Credit: IITA   IBADAN, Nigeria, Jan 24 2017 (IPS) - ...
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
... and significantly reduced the modified grass's territory. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which for 14 years had refused to deregulate the controversial grass on environmental concerns, suddenly reversed ...
Monday, 09 January 2017
... socially equitable environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc. 107. Opposing the dismantling or abrogating of trade institutions and agreements, such ...
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
... expected to reduce the areas suitable for growing crops. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that 75 percent of the world’s crop diversity was lost between 1900 and 2000. "We do ...
Thursday, 08 December 2016
... and promote socially equitable environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc. 107. Opposing the dismantling or abrogating of  trade institutions ...
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
... and promote socially equitable environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc. 107. Opposing the dismantling or abrogating of  trade institutions ...
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
... promote socially equitable environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc. 107. Opposing the dismantling or abrogating of  trade organization and agreements, ...
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
... Trade agreements, such as GATT, and the subsequent WTO, of measures which would advance and promote socially equitable environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry ...
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
... THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL IN ALL RELEVANT SECTORS, INCLUDING THE ENERGY, TRANSPORT, INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND WASTE MANAGEMENT SECTORS; (D) PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT, AND PROMOTE AND COOPERATE ...
Thursday, 10 November 2016
... Modified Crops About 20 years ago, the United States and Canada began introducing genetic modifications in agriculture. Europe did not embrace the technology, yet it achieved increases in yield and decreases ...
Sunday, 30 October 2016
Habitat III: time to implement habitat I

(International/Justice News)
... an over-all development strategy, linking and harmonizing them with policies on industrialization, agriculture, social welfare, and environmental and cultural preservation so that each supports the other ...
Sunday, 16 October 2016
... main source of water. Luger stressed the necessity of clean water, especially for an area that relies on agriculture. “We actually have alternatives to oil. We don’t, as a living being ...
Saturday, 15 October 2016
... because they end up all muddy, and as they are older they feel ashamed,” she said. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), rural women, whose international ...
Saturday, 15 October 2016
... including the energy, transport, industry, agriculture, forestry and waste management sectors; ARTICLE 4C COMMITMENTS In Paris agreement no mention of transportation, transit. automobile   At ...
Friday, 09 September 2016
... labelling of genetically modified organisms in foods, but the NDP has been calling for mandatory labelling across the country. Quebec is considering its own legislation, and the province's Agriculture ...
Saturday, 02 July 2016
... for the Implementation of the UNFCCC, and it would fund socially equitable and environmentally safe and sound energy renewable energy, transportation, agriculture and forestry. This fund would replace ...
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
... for the Implementation of the UNFCCC, and it would fund socially equitable and environmentally safe and sound energy renewable energy, transportation, agriculture and forestry. This fund would replace ...
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
By José Graziano da Silva and Andrew MacMillan   José Graziano da Silva is Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Andrew MacMillan, former head ...
Monday, 20 June 2016
... environmentally safe and sound renewable energy, transportation, agriculture, forestry etc.  67. Opposing the dismantling or abrogation of  trade institutions and agreements, such as WTO and NAFTA, ...
Saturday, 18 June 2016
... to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the total bill for food loss and food waste is a whooping 940 billion dollars a year. The scenario could, however, change significantly ...
Thursday, 09 June 2016
... and agriculture projects according to Global Witness. Of the eight victims whose cases were publicly reported in 2015, six were from indigenous groups. “Given the prominence of Canada in the ...
Friday, 20 May 2016
... NATIONS, May 8 2016 (IPS) - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) believes that ongoing military conflicts, which have also devastated agricultural crops and livestock, are one of the primary causes ...
Monday, 09 May 2016
...  A 2015 report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization suggests that eliminating extreme poverty and hunger sustainably by 2030 (SDGs 1 and 2) would require an estimated additional $265 ...
Monday, 11 April 2016
... It is easy to see why. In a country where agriculture is the main source of livelihoods for 85 percent of the country’s 90 million people, and also makes up 90% of the exports, it seemed like there ...
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
... a living growing watermelons on his dry land. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS WASHINGTON, Aug 21 2013 (IPS) - Agriculture as it exists today developed over 11,000 years of rather remarkable climate stability. ...
Sunday, 06 March 2016
... Development Bank estimated, low impact on extreme climate events on Jamaica’s agriculture sector by 2025 could reach 3.4 per cent of “baseline GDP” annually. In fact, the Intergovernmental ...
Monday, 15 February 2016
... linked to our so called “water crisis,” there are very strong connections between water and some of the core areas of sustainable development, such as agriculture and food security, demography ...
Monday, 15 February 2016
... through proven climate-smart techniques such as conservation agriculture,” said Cousin enthusiastically. She said the time has come for the world to ‘walk the talk’ on climate change ...
Monday, 15 February 2016
... frequency of droughts, which threaten agriculture, livelihoods, sanitation and ecosystems. Perhaps the most dangerous hazard is sea level rise. The sea level may rise up to 0.6 meters in the Caribbean ...
Monday, 15 February 2016
... he said. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reported that Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina were among the 10 countries with the highest levels of deforestation in the last 25 years. Between ...
Monday, 15 February 2016
TPP: Lessons from New Zealand

(International/Justice News)
... would be reduced by the TPP!   Agriculture The main beneficiaries in NZ will be agricultural exporters, but modest tariff reductions of 1.3 per cent on average by 2030 are small compared ...
Wednesday, 03 February 2016
... by the Montreal Protocol in all relevant sectors, including the energy, transport, industry, agriculture, forestry and waste management sectors; (d) Promote sustainable management, and promote ...
Saturday, 30 January 2016
... convinced the U.S. Department of Agriculture to let them perform a field trial of their experimental GE grass designed to withstand heavy doses of the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup. Predictably, ...
Friday, 22 January 2016
... backgrounds have won a major victory: 17 European countries and 4 European regions have chosen to ban GE crops. For those in the rest of the world who are fighting large-scale industrial and chemical agriculture ...
Friday, 15 January 2016
... industry science, and corporate volunteerism. The US was in the heat of a high-tech economic race with Japan, and, as far as agriculture was concerned, lawmakers saw genetic engineering as the new ...
Friday, 15 January 2016
... of transnational big agriculture while promoting and protecting the heirloom seeds and farming methods of Venezuela’s Indigenous, peasant, and Afro-descendant communities. Traditional seeds (semillas campesinas) ...
Monday, 04 January 2016
... and international donors supported and helped these communities to do their agriculture and improve technology. We  are sure  and Green Peace belives  that Agriculture done by communities can really be ...
Sunday, 06 December 2015
... (UNCCC) in France in December. Some say the petroleum agreement could cause friction between member nations because of new incentives including assistance with healthcare and agriculture through ...
Tuesday, 24 November 2015
... chemical-free organic agriculture; Banning and phasing out uranium mining, and civil nuclear reactors,  and prohibiting support for the nuclear-arms industry; phasing out  fossil fuels ...
Monday, 23 November 2015
... JUST TRANSITION TO (SEESS). ENFORCE REGULATIONS THAT WOULD SOCIALLY EQUITABLE ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE AND SOUND RENEWABLE ENERGY, TRANSPORTATION, AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY ETC. XIII COMMITTING TO INSTITUTING ...
Thursday, 29 October 2015
...      SDG Goal 2 End Hunger Achieve Food Security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10344:sdg-goal-2-end-hunger-achieve-food-security-and-improved-nutrition-and-promote-sustainable-agriculture&catid=86:i-earth-news&Itemid=210 ...
Saturday, 24 October 2015
... Aránguiz, a junior professional officer on family farming with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), told IPS from the agency’s regional headquarters in Santiago, some 1,400 ...
Thursday, 22 October 2015
... industrialization, agriculture, social welfare, and environmental and cultural preservation so that each supports the other in a progressive improvement in well-being of all mankind. (III 2, Habitat I) ...
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
... of farmers, peasants and indigenous peoples; (iv) A global support program for promoting organic agriculture and other forms of ecological farming, and for instituting a fair and ...
Friday, 16 October 2015
...  (iv) A global support program for promoting organic agriculture and other forms of ecological farming, and for instituting a fair and just transition program for affected farmers and communities. ...
Friday, 16 October 2015
... socio-economic development efforts. Such policies must be an essential component of an over-all development strategy, linking and harmonizing them with policies on industrialization, agriculture, social ...
Friday, 16 October 2015
...  2. The lists of experts shall be drawn up and maintained, in the field of fisheries by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in the field of protection and preservation of the ...
Monday, 12 October 2015
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