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Soil Water Conservation Techniques Increase Yield

Lack of adequate water poses a major constraint in increasing agricultural production in semi-arid areas in South Africa.  However, the use of appropriate crop production techniques, especially those that conserve soil and water, could assist greatly in this regard. Like many other semi-arid areas in the world, South Africa’s food production is limited by its […]

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Animal Extinctions Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

A recent article from The New York Times looks at the correlation between climate change, forest degradation and other pressures facing wildlife and how these threats are sending many species into a “steep downward spiral, from which experts say they will never recover.” Finding ways to make wildlife conservation relevant to people has become a […]

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What is ecoagriculture?

“Ecoagriculture” is a term coined in 2000 by Sara Scherr and Jeffrey McNeely, authors of the Future Harvest-commissioned report Common Ground, Common Future: How Ecoagriculture Can Help Feed the World and Save Wild Biodiversity. Ecoagriculture conveys a vision of rural communities managing their resources to jointly achieve three broad goals at a landscape scale — […]

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