Tag: agriculture

Sand and Dust Storms are More Intense and Frequent, Threatening Agriculture and Communities

Sand and dust storms (SDS) have increased dramatically in intensity and frequency in recent years, especially in some regions, highlighting how the phenomenon damages crops and livestock, worsens desertification, and causes health...

Carbon Farms Make Agriculture More Sustainable

Greenhouse gas emissions cause several negative consequences on the planet, such as air pollution, increasing ocean acidity and perhaps the most talked about problem – global warming. Research conducted in almost all corners...

How can Nuclear Techniques Improve Food Safety?

The issue of food security is becoming increasingly important due to climate change, degradation of arable land, pollution and population growth. There are many ways to ensure food is safe, and one...

New Agrisolar Digital Map Presents over 200 Projects across Europe

SolarPower Europe has launched a new digital map highlighting more than 200 agrisolar projects across Europe that exceed a combined capacity of 2.8 GW, including both pilot and commercial projects. Agrisolar, referring to...

Artificial Intelligence in the Fight Against Hunger

How do you imagine the world in 2050? Flying cars? Robots that help us with housework? With all that sophisticated technology, life will certainly be nice for a small part of the...

Italy is Considering Banning the Construction of Solar Power Plants on Arable Land

To improve agricultural production, the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forests proposed a draft regulation on agriculture, which, among other things, bans the installation of photovoltaic structures on agricultural land. According...

How Banks Finance the Deforestation of the Amazon

According to the latest research by the non-governmental organization Greenpeace, loans from Brazilian national and international banks and taxpayers’ money finance the illegal clearing of the Amazon rainforest. The investigation analyzed the granting...

SUPPORT FOR FARMERS: COUNCIL ENDORSES TARGETED REVIEW OF THE COMMON AGRICULTURAL POLICY

Today member states' representatives in the Special Committee on Agriculture endorsed a targeted review of certain basic acts of the common agricultural policy (CAP) proposed by the European Commission as a response...

NEW INITIATIVE AIMS TO CURB THE TOXIC IMPACTS OF AGRICULTURE

The governments of Ecuador, India, Kenya, Laos, Philippines, Uruguay, and Vietnam have come together to launch a 379 million dollars initiative to combat pollution from the use of pesticides and plastics in...

STATE OF EMERGENCY, RESTRICTIONS AND EMPTY TANKS DUE TO DROUGHT

In recent years, the world has witnessed some of the most severe droughts ever, affecting different continents and millions of people. In 2021, Madagascar experienced one of the worst droughts in its history,...

HOW DANGEROUS ARE EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF PHOSPHORUS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND HOW TO USE IT MORE SUSTAINABLY?

Food safety is a very important topic, especially at a time when pollution, climate change, urbanization and population growth have never been more intense. Phosphorus plays an important role in ensuring food...

Member States set IFAD on track to largest replenishment ever to tackle poverty, hunger and the climate crisis

At a time when climate change and conflict are fuelling greater food insecurity in many developing countries, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) received record-breaking pledges in support of its largest...

Commission welcomes agreement between European Parliament and Council on Nature Restoration Law

The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement just reached between the European Parliament and the Council on the Nature Restoration Law. Once adopted and applied in the EU Member States, the law will...

Stronger international cooperation in high emissions sectors crucial to get on track for 1.5°C climate goal

Insufficient progress in transitions to clean technologies and sustainable solutions over the past year highlights the need for strong and targeted international collaboration in high emissions sectors to deliver transitions that are...

Once threatened, Mexico’s “green jewel” has become a model of conservation

Martha Isabel “Pati” Ruiz Corzo moved to the Sierra Gorda – a dramatic expanse of wilderness in the heart of Mexico – four decades ago in search of a quiet, idyllic place...

Young people hold the key to Africa’s green economy

Young people across the world are struggling to find meaningful work, with over 73 million unemployed youth globally. But nowhere is this problem more acute than in rural areas of developing countries...

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