Cuba Is Boosting Climate Resilience In Agriculture

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In a post by the Environmental Defense Fund, the organization shares that Cuba is boosting climate resilience in agriculture and explains three things that the small island country could show us. Agriculture Biofuels Clean Power Climate Change Research Solar Energy Biogas Cuba Cuba National Plan to Confront Climate Change Environmental Defense Fund Foundation of Antonio Núñez Jiménez rising sea levels Tarea Vida Vermont-Caribbean Institute

Can regenerative agriculture deliver on its promise?

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Agriculture Carbon Capture Foodstuff Regenerative Agriculture SoilSkeptics are sowing doubts about the carbon sequestration potential. The questions underscore the complexities of soil science.

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Worse Than Acid Rain? Agricultural Sulfur Is Wreaking Havoc On Our Ecosystems

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A new study says that the amount of agricultural sulfur is up to 10 times higher than peak load during time of acid rain. Agriculture Climate Change Fossil Fuels A Shift in Sulfur-Cycle Manipulation from Atmospheric Emissions to Agricultural Additions Nature Geoscience Rachel Carson

Why agtech is critical for regenerative agriculture

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Why agtech is critical for regenerative agriculture. million toward helping Nebraska farmers cultivate regenerative agriculture practices over the next five years. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Food & Agriculture.

General Mills, Danone dig deeper into regenerative agriculture with incentives, funding

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Agriculture Food & Agriculture Food Systems Regenerative AgricultureFood giants cultivate new pilots, new financing programs.

Should land be used for solar panels or agriculture?

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Agriculture Energy & Climate Food & Agriculture SolarThe burgeoning Solar Sheep movement argues: Why not both?

How Will Electric Trucking Impact the Agriculture Industry?

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The post How Will Electric Trucking Impact the Agriculture Industry? The climate crisis has put an emphasis on switching to sustainable practices and green technology to reduce pollution. One way to do so is to focus on trucking.

Regenerative Agriculture Technology & Innovation – Part 2

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Ready For More Insight On The Agriculture & Food Sector? We are seeing a technological convergence in agriculture. Agriculture & Food Cleantech Insights Regenerative AgricultureFarm management and decision support.

The robotic, hybrid-electric future of agriculture

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The robotic, hybrid-electric future of agriculture. A recent IDTechEx webcast, "Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture: $50 Billion Market Soon,” provided a brief overview of a 215-page report , "Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture 2020-2030,” that the research firm published in February. Food & Agriculture. Shane Downing. Tue, 05/12/2020 - 00:15.

The promise of sustainable agriculture: A report from a townie

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What will it take to support sustainable agriculture in the United States? Food & Agriculture GreenBiz 20 Supply Chain TechnologyA new generation, for starters.

6 Ways the Agricultural Resilience Act Equips Farmers to Fight the Climate Crisis with Science

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Last month, Representative Chellie Pingree (D ME-1) introduced a bold and comprehensive policy proposal — the Agricultural Resilience Act (ARA, H.R.5861) — to set farmers up with the tools they need to tackle the climate crisis. Agriculture Climate Change Health Policy & Politics Research Science Agricultural Resilience Act agroecology Chellie Pingree Conservation Stewardship Program Global Weirding usda

From the farm to the restaurant, how people are investing in regenerative agriculture

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farmers Food & Agriculture Public-Private Partnerships Regenerative AgricultureFarming itself could regenerate the land — but it might take both public and private sectors to achieve success.

How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation

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From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture. Food & Agriculture Food & Agriculture Innovation Technology urban agriculture

Could abandoned agricultural lands help save the planet?

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Carbon Policy Carbon Removal Carbon Removal farmers Policy & Politics Regenerative AgricultureSome researchers contend there is an opportunity for ecological restoration that could help fight climate change and stem the loss of biodiversity.

Sustainable agriculture cleans up rivers in Cuba

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Cuba's efforts in conservation agriculture has led to cleaner rivers and improved soil conditions

From sustainable to regenerative: bold business moves to transform the agriculture system

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Food Systems GreenBiz 20 Regenerative AgricultureRegenerative practices could bring huge win-wins for farmers, food companies and the environment, implementing them will involve overcoming wide-ranging barrier.

After a rough 2019, farmers and congress discuss agriculture's role as a climate solution

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The Midwest floods revealed another benefit of sustainable agriculture: fields that had been farmed with conservation practices recovered faster. Agriculture Carbon Capture farmers Food & Agriculture Policy & Politics Policy & Politics resilience

The history of cellular agriculture (and the future of food, too)

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Animal Welfare Biomaterials Books Food & Agriculture GreenBiz ReadsCowless meat, chickenless eggs and ?shless shless seafood — oh my.

The future of organic coffee: Building a network of support for regenerative agriculture

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The future of organic coffee: Building a network of support for regenerative agriculture. We’re firm believers that authentic Kona coffee is organic and that shifting toward regenerative agriculture is vital. Food & Agriculture. Regenerative Agriculture.

Automating Agriculture: Innovations in Farm Robots

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Agriculture & Food Cleantech Insights Robotics electric tractorsRecent COVID experience has heightened concerns about food security and its supply chains. This is largely due to workforce-related issues, particularly worker availability.

WRI & Cargill Partner On Tools & Best Practices To Advance Sustainable Agriculture

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Agriculture Climate Change Health Policy & Politics Press Releases Research Science Water Cargill water management water management and storage water management practices water management systemsPartnership will focus on water management and land use, and also support work to reduce food loss and greenhouse gas emissions.

More Signs Of Green Recovery From COVID-19 Sprouting In Agriculture (#CleanTechnica Interview)

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So far the green recovery movement has focused on clean power, but agriculture is also gearing up for a COVID-19 makeover. Interviews Research AgroSpheres Chi Botanic COVID-19 Earthsense green recovery mobius Pluton Biosciences TerViva

Regenerative Agriculture – A New Asset Class for Agriculture and Nature-based Solutions Investors – Part 3

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Agriculture & Food Cleantech Insights Regenerative Agriculture Sector InsightsWriting in the Financial Times, Henry Paulson, the ex-US Treasury Secretary, championed the creation of ‘a new asset class of healthy soils and.

Regenerative Agriculture – Innovation and Investment: Part 1

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In this three-part series we will tackle investing in regenerative agriculture. Agriculture & Food Cleantech Insights Cleantech Investment Resources & EnvironmentPart I will provide an overview, part 2 will look at key.

Can companies rely on regenerative agriculture's carbon removal impact?

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Can companies rely on regenerative agriculture's carbon removal impact? The answer lies in agricultural soils. Food & Agriculture. Jim Giles. Fri, 05/29/2020 - 01:30. Amid the recent headline-grabbing investments in food ventures, one event went largely unnoticed: FedEx’s involvement in a $200 million raise by Indigo Ag, a company that provides services and data to farmers. Why would a delivery behemoth invest in an outfit that sells seeds?

India’s Agriculture Sector Faces A Looming Existential Threat From Climate Change

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Agriculture Climate Change IndiaIndian Member of Parliament Ritesh Pandey discusses how the rural landscape of northern India has to battle with a changing climate - especially in terms of on the ground problems like shifting seasons, crop failure, and little resources to adapt - ultimately affecting hundreds of millions of people.

Getting into the weeds of African agriculture investing

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Yet in an entire decade, 242 known agriculture-related deals in Africa raised only $616 million, according to “Mapping Agriculture Investing in Africa” from Village Capital. Agriculture accounts for 40% of Africa’s GDP and employs 70% of its workforce.

Iowa’s farmers are ready for a national discussion on transforming US agriculture

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Incremental change in agriculture is not moving quickly enough. Conservation farmers Food & Agriculture Policy & Politics

India Plans 26 Gigawatts Of Solar Capacity In Agricultural Sector By 2022

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India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has reiterated its commitment to set up nearly 26 gigawatts solar power capacity in the agricultural sector by. Clean Power Solar Energy Solar Power Plants India India Solar Power KUSUM Solar Scheme Ministry of New and Renewable Energy MNRE Solar Pumps

We need to completely close down industrial animal agriculture

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Industrial agriculture is cruel to animals, cruel to people who work in it, it damages the environment and concentrates wealth in very few hands. The post We need to completely close down industrial animal agriculture appeared first on Lowimpact.org.

Regenerative Agriculture: Agricultural Revolution or Carbon Pricing Capitalism?

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Regenerative agriculture is about improving soil through better farm practices. Therefore, a working carbon market for agricultural sequestration of carbon is a powerful […]. Agriculture & Food Sector Insights Agtech Food SafetyThe aim is to use farming practices that increase soil health through increased biodiversity, water retention, topsoil protection, and other farming process improvements. One key measure of healthy soil is carbon content.

Investments in financial inclusion and agriculture deliver impact

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22 – ImpactAlpha has covered hundreds of investments aiming to drive access to finance and more sustainable agriculture. The post Investments in financial inclusion and agriculture deliver impact appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Oct.

Modern farmhouse in Italy pays homage to its agricultural surroundings

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Tucked into the rolling wheat fields of the Italian region of Le Marche, the Border Crossing House is a private residence that pays homage to the area's rich agricultural history

Why the private sector needs to invest in conservation agriculture right now

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Why the private sector needs to invest in conservation agriculture right now. For example, despite more than 30 years of good science and best practices that support conservation agriculture in the United States, less than 5 percent of U.S. Several years ago, TNC entered into an agreement with an agricultural consulting company in Argentina with the objective of helping farmers improve sheep-grazing practices. Food & Agriculture. Food & Agriculture.

RSF Social Finance backs loans for Native-owned agriculture businesses

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ImpactAlpha, September 9 – Akiptan, a community development financial institution in South Dakota, launched last year to support Native-owned agriculture businesses that are shut out of most traditional commercial lending.