Archive for 'agriculture'
A new research review from DFID examines 20 years of monitoring initiatives in sustainable agriculture, providing insights and tools to help stakeholders prioritise investments and manage competing development goals.
The Food Climate Research Network and the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food have jointly published a new report entitled Sustainable intensification in agriculture: Navigating a course through competing food system priorities.
The SDRN highlights recent research and publications on sustainable food: consumer power for a fair food future; adaptation and mitigation in UK food system; agricultural outlook; community growing.
The FCRN considers a new study examining where the economic, political and natural resource power currently lies in world agriculture, how that might change in future and what it means to British farmers.
A new evaluation of global food security risks finds the ‘extreme risk’ category dominated by sub-Saharan Africa, with the crisis heightened by the prevalence of poverty, low capacity, failing infrastructure and other man-made factors.
29 November 2011, London: examining reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and the impact for UK farmers and rural areas, in the context of proposals to freeze the CAP budget and link 30% of direct payments to ‘greening’ measures.
Online events over the coming month from 2degrees, an online global community for sustainable business: zero waste; IKEA and sustainability; zero carbon homes; Passivhaus in social housing; engineering; agricultural supply chains.
In one of a series of articles from ADAS to mark World Water Week, Chris Fawcett of ADAS, looks at the issue of water scarcity and how water footprinting can improve supply chain management and reduce environmental impact.
Inspiring and enabling communities: the Integrated Local Delivery model for localism and the environment »
FWAG's Integrated Local Delivery model can inspire and enable communities to help meet national environmental targets and obligations, answering a key call of Defra's recent Natural Environment White Paper.
Gwyn Jones, Vice President of the NFU and West Sussex dairy farmer, offers his views on Defra's recently published Natural Environment White Paper, the NFU's engagement with the consultation and food security.