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 […]
In this panel discussion on Methane Emissions in Livestock and Managing the Impacts, various speakers address a variety of subjects like agricultural practices, livestock products, etc and answer questions from the floor at COP 22, Marrakech. Alexandre Berndt, EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation), answers an audience member’s questions on our food systems, agricultural practices, viable […]
This week in ENN, Jason Sole covers the emerging drought crisis here in Cape Town, in reality the first major city to potentially face no water with a population of 3.7million. Also talks about Trumps actions against the EPA and the emergence of the new trend of cyber poaching. The baseline of discussion is related […]
Mother Channels interviews soil scientist, Christopher Martius, (Principal Scientist Climate Change, CIFOR) on the possibility of nurturing soil microbes to sequester carbon, at COP 22, Marrakech. In destroying ecosystems, e.g. cutting down forests and managing agricultural soils unsustainably, the globe has been losing a significant quantity of soil carbon over the last 8000 years, since […]
At COP 22 Agriculture Day – Science to Action presentation, Prof. Rattan Lal of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Centre at Ohio State University, speaks on the Sustainable Management of Soil Carbon and Soil Health in Africa and the establishment of soil thresholds in the root zone of Africa. In addressing soil carbon and soil […]
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 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 […]
This side event will provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) offers. The panelists will deliberate on the role of ecosystems as ‘natural’ adaptation infrastructure and assess the effectiveness of investing into EbA for enhancing the resilience of communities & ecosystems.
In an exclusive interview with Mother Channel, at COP 22 conference, Professor Mohammed Boulif, Professor and Head of the Department of Plant Protection, National School of Agriculture, Meknes, Morocco, speaks on his focus of bringing students to understand farmers’ practices to control plant diseases in order to be able to change them for the better using […]
Farmers’ role in building Climate Smart Agriculture through Scientific Agriculture,Soil Health,Water Harvesting,Micro Irrigation.It showcases approaches & capacity support to strengthen citizens’ role in implementing INDCs at national level & promotes best practices-Haiti to tackle climate change.
A Q&A Discussion Panel of experts from Uruguay, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Costa Rica and Brazil, address the issues of mitigation impacts in livestock production systems and share how they are managing their measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems in terms of livestock emissions and to identify practical innovations for the collection and coordination of activity data […]
COP 20 LIMA Presenter on: Importance of organic virus free crop seeds, companion planting trees, fruit trees and food crops which create a more bio-diverse ecosystem and resilient farming base. Recommendations on best practices of seed sources and collection. Combining conservation with restoration efforts
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 […]
In an interview at COP 20, Lima, with a speaker from Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), who spoke on the issue of smallholder farmers having the simultaneous roles of ‘Risk’ and ‘Information’ managers in today’s farming environments with the added complexities and challenges of climate change as well. In terms of farming systems, farmers need […]