Author: Kristi Foster

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Could farmers help pay Europe’s climate change mitigation bill?

If Europe’s policy-makers knew that agroforestry could be worth over 140,000 million euros in the European Union in 2030, would they be more likely to promote its adoption? Three scientists from the Flemish Institute for Technological Research recently...

Let Ideas Compete

Could farmers help pay Europe's climate change mitigation bill?

If Europe’s policy-makers knew that agroforestry could be worth over 140,000 million euros in the European Union in 2030, would they be more likely to promote its adoption? Three scientists from the Flemish Institute for Technological Research recently...

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The role of China’s forests in mitigating climate change

Written by Manon Verchot Forest areas in China are rapidly expanding through reforestation and afforestation activities.  There has been much discussion in China about opportunities for climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration and through opportunities for producing feedstock...

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Biofuels venture connects cities to farms in Mozambique

Applying agroforestry solutions to environmental, social and economic problems offers commercial opportunities in developing countries around the globe. This is what Sagun Saxena, Managing Partner of CleanStar Ventures, told the audience during the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) side...

Adaptation and mitigation: two lenses for sustainable agriculture

While food security, climate change adaptation and mitigation are arguably the greatest challenges faced by humanity today, that doesn’t mean they need to be tackled separately. “We see tremendous potential for climate change to be a transformative issue...

Agricultural reality show helps farmers talk to scientists

“Our model is and edutainment model. Entertain, meet information needs … build big audiences.” And big audiences can drive sustainability. So said David Campbell of The Mediae Company at a presentation Bringing Science to Life: CCAFS and Shamba...