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Sri Lankan Tea Farmers Fight Deforestation and Climate Change

Source: rainforest-alliance.org Published: September 8, 2015 Since agriculture is the greatest driver of deforestation, farmers are critical allies in the fight to save standing forests. In Sri Lanka, which exports some of the world’s finest tea, only 28 percent of...

How Midwestern Farmers Could Help Save the Gulf of Mexico

Source: motherjones.com Published: August 8, 2017 Pushart Tom Philpott If you pay state taxes in Maryland, you fund a program that gives farmers as much as $90 per acre—$22,500 annually for a typical corn operation—to plant a crop that’s not even intended for harvest....

The Farm That Grows Climate Solutions

Source: greenbiz.com Published: March 26, 2016 Shutterstock By Eric Toensmeier The following originally appeared on Ensia, and is adapted from “The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate...

6 States Tapping into the Benefits of Carbon Farming

Source: ecowatch.com Published: July 12, 2017 Cally McDougall, Studio Hill Center for Food Safety’s Soil Solutions By Diana Donlon A handful of states around the country have begun to recognize the importance of carbon farming as an expedient tool to...

The Next Agriculture Revolution Is Under Our Feet

Source: huffingtonpost.com Published: September 1, 2016 Soil sampling a wetland in First State National Park. Photo © The Nature Conservancy (Devan King) By Justin Adams, Global Managing Director of Lands at The Nature Conservancy, and Bianca Moebius-Clune, Ph.D.,...

Ecological Intensification of Agriculture: Ideas That Begin to Take Root

Source: jappliedecologyblog.wordpress.com Published: November 9, 2016 In this post Nahuel Policelli discusses a recent paper by Timothy M. Bowles and colleagues ‘Ecological intensification and arbuscular mycorrhizas: a meta-analysis of tillage and cover crop effects‘...