At this Science to Action Day at COP 22, Marrakech, Ms Charlotte Hebebrand, Director General – International Fertilizer Association (IFA), speaks on Climate-Smart Agriculture ~ What Role for Fertilisers? The presentation opened with a summary on the state of African soils by highlighting key issues, viz; 75% of arable land in sub-Saharan Africa is degraded […]
BREDASDORP AGRI-SHOW, Western Cape, South Africa. Interview with Gerhard Koen from GeoAgro Africa & BioFarm Solutions on: Satellite food crop monitoring systems for farmers, sustainable farming without chemical fertilisers, utilising natural microbes to restore soil health & the optimisation of healthy food crop production.
BREDASDORP AGRI-SHOW, Western Cape, South Africa. Interview with Bennie van Zyl from TLU SA on: The importance of land, soil & water preservation to ensure a sustainable future of the agricultural industry in SA.
BREDASDORP AGRI-SHOW, Western Cape, South Africa. Interview with Arnold Swart from Integrated Fire Mgmt. Services on: Integrated fire management training, preventative measures, alien tree clearing, fire break construction. Farmer & farm labour fire fighting & fire prevention training.
BREDASDORP AGRI-SHOW, Western Cape, South Africa. Interview with Bobby Lawrence from Kemin on, Organic acids and Inoculates used to protect animal feeds such as hay & silage from getting mould and fungus, which also adversely affects animal health.
BREDASDORP AGRI-SHOW, Western Cape, South Africa. Interview with Johan Wolmarans on the viability of BioGas power, steam & hot water generation, utilising agricultural waste streams from farming operations.
BREDASDORP AGRI-SHOW, Western Cape, South Africa. Interview with Leonie from the Agricultural Research Council on: Research for the sterilisation of male fruit flies to combat fruit, wine & food crop losses, implementation of remedial honeybush tea farming on a broader scale.
COP 22 Agriculture – Science to Action ~ FAO Dep. Director and Coordinator for Natural Resources – Climate Change Impacts in Africa. Maria Helena Semedo (FAO Deputy Director) explained that Agriculture should be “considered a solution and not a threat”, adding that FAO’s work on climate change is aimed at strengthening resilience of smallholder farmers […]
At COP 22 Agriculture Day – Science to Action presentation, Dr Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist at USAID Bureau for Food Security, speaks on Adapting to Climate Change in Africa : from Science to Farmers. Firstly, I would like to congratulate the Kingdom of Morocco in raising the profile “Agriculture” in the context of the global […]
COP 16 CANCUN Dr. Keith Paustian speaks on effective nitrogen and soil carbon management in agriculture.
COP 16 CANCUN. US Dept. of Agriculture speaker on conservation, agriculture and forest management and organic farming measures to mitigate global GHG emissions both in the US and internationally.
Organic Farmer & Panel Speaker Theo de Jager, on,viable Organic Farming and the power of the End-consumers choice in the Value Chain to support global sustainable conservation farming.
COP 20 LIMA Interview with FSC spokesperson on: Protection of forest bio-diversity, soil, waterways are checked controlled by certified organisations. Non compliance will result in the loss of FSC certification. Interview with spokesperson from Landscapes.org on impacts of growing potato crops at higher than normal elevations in Peru, due to the spread of insect and […]
COP 20 Lima Panel Speakers from the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) on: The inclusion of positive Small-holder Organic Farming climate change impacts in the IPCC climate action negotiation agenda. Agriculture is at the forefront of climate change impacts with, droughts, floods & extreme weather impacting on food security and loss of farming […]
COP 20 Lima Panel Speaker Kimaren Ole Riamit from Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners, (ILEPA) based in Kenya on: The rights and interests of indigenous people to be recognized by COP negotiators & included in binding Climate action plans and agreements. Although indigenous people are of the land and have the lowest carbon footprint, they are […]