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Soils

The Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health has set itself the goal of improving soil health globally. Co-Leader Leigh Ann Winowiecki explains the barriers which have to be cleared on the way there and why she is optimistic…

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Soils

More than 40 per cent of soils in Latin America and the Caribbean are classified as degraded. Fernando Schwanke describes how the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is supporting governments…

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Soils

In January 2020, Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture presented guidelines for the sustainable development of its agriculture. In addition to “land governance and environmental compliance”, they refer to “innovation and…

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Soils

Healthy, productive soils are a prerequisite for global food security – one of the priorities of German development cooperation. State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth on Germany’s efforts to support sustainable land…

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Soils

It’s been nearly 15 years since a vanguard of African countries first committed to restore degraded farms, forests, grasslands and other ecosystems through the Great Green Wall movement. Salima Mahamoudou, a Research…

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Nutrition

Taking Biodiversity Focus Areas under production or abandoning lower yielding, more extensive production systems is the wrong approach to mastering the looming global food crisis, our authors maintain.

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Climate change

Far from turning the tide in terms of global warming, if anything, human activities since 2010 appear to have aggravated already alarming trends, according to a recent report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on…

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Nutrition

Aquatic foods and food systems have long lived in the shadow in agricultural research. Last year’s award of the World Food Prize could change this. Prize recipient Shakuntala Thilsted on healthy nutrition for the poor…

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Soils

A world without healthy soil is a world in which little grows. Yet, for those who live in the roughly 25 to 40 per cent of the Earth’s surface that is degraded, this is what the future could hold.

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Food systems

While the world is still far from eliminating hunger, a large number of countries have developed strategies to transform their food systems. Commenting on the Food Systems Summit held a few weeks ago, our author stresses…

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