A Clearer Picture of Farms and Forests at Rio+20

20 June, 2012 by (comments)

Though farms and forests are often described in terms of black and white, shades of grey would appear to be the more appropriate palette for depicting the complex links between these two sectors. Two events taking place this week alongside Rio+20 drove home that message. One was a science discussion panel on forests, energy, food, and income, which formedRead More …

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“Sustainable intensification” – what is it?

26 January, 2011 by (comments)

Well, according to UK chief scientific adviser John Beddington, it is the only way we’re going to significantly increase the amount of food produced on the same amount of farmland to meet the challenges of a booming world population. Beddington oversaw the Foresight think-tank’s Global Food and Farming Futures report, which we blogged about yesterday, and which calls forRead More …

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