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Agroforestry Concessions Are a Strategic Mechanism for Smallholders in the Amazon. How Do We Make It Work?

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Every year, the Peruvian Amazon loses more than 100,000 hectares of forest due to expansion of the agricultural frontier over state forest land. In the last 15 years, a significant share of frontier dynamics has been closely related to the expansion of cash crops such as coffee and more recently, cocoa and other annual crops, grown mainly by migrant smallholder farmers. However, on state forest land, legal property titles cannot be granted.

'Mountain Futures 2018' Launches Major New Centre for Mountain Research

Press Release

KUNMING, CHINA, June 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Researchers and representatives from governments, mountain communities and private sector companies from across the globe met on June 4th to launch a major new centre for mountain research.

A Feast for Iguanas

By Amy Zlatic Corporate Content Marketing Editor
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Judging by their facial expressions, it’s hard to impress iguanas. The reptiles look like they are in a perpetual state of apathy, and possibly harboring a slow-burning grudge. In Guatemala, they had every reason to look like that.

Ways Farmers Support Biodiversity on the Farm

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Farmers realize the importance of biodiversity. Thanks to the combined efforts of many groups in agriculture, farmers today have access to a variety of tools and practices that help them grow crops in a sustainable way that protects biodiversity.

Food & Ag Sector – Sustainability Is in Focus From Farm-to-Table As Companies Make Progress / Stakeholders Say “More”

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (05.31.2018)
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Hey, a Cuppa Joe – the morning treat for many people around the world.  That first hot cup of dark coffee can set the tone for us for the day. And when our spirits (and energy) may lag, the cuppa joe can perk us up again for a while at any time of day.  But – how many of us give thought to how that wonderful dark liquid arrived in our grocery stores, at the local Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts or other coffee counters?

The Ecologist took a close look at the business of coffee recently and their commentary (and report on the industry) is our Top Story for you this week. 

Sporting Sustainability Launches to Reduce Food Waste

Press Release

Sporting Kansas City announced on Tuesday the launch of Sporting Sustainability, a collaborative platform that unites prominent industry leaders to reduce food waste and achieve additional key sustainability outcomes in the Midwest.

The initiative features the following five founding partners, who have each committed to addressing causes of food waste, supporting external efforts across the supply chain and building a network of advocates for food conservation:

Uganda Will Use Trees on Farms to Meet National Biodiversity Targets

Trees on farms in Uganda are the focus of a new strategy aimed at increasing biodiversity on agricultural land
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Expansion of agriculture is one of the main drivers of global deforestation and loss of habitat. Like many other countries in the world, Uganda has experienced severe deforestation, with forest cover declining by nearly 60 percent from about 5 million hectares in 1990 to just under 2 million in 2015.

LIVE Twitter Chat on #BiodiversityandAg with Monsanto on June 22nd, 2018

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Please join us for a LIVE 1-hour Twitter chat with Monsanto and the Keystone Center on #BiodiversityandAg – an important topic, especially considering the role pollinators have in the food industry’s global supply chain.

The Chat, hosted by 3BL Media and TriplePundit, is on Friday, June 22, at 11am ET / 8am PT / 4pm BT

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Please join us for a LIVE 1-hour Twitter chat with Monsanto and the Keystone Center on #BiodiversityandAg – an important topic, especially considering the role pollinators have in the food industry’s global supply chain.

The Chat, hosted by 3BL Media and TriplePundit, is on Friday, June 22, at 11am ET / 8am PT / 4pm BT

More Than $1 Million Awarded for Mexico's Earthquake-struck Monte Albán

Press Release

NEW YORK, May 14, 2018 /3BL Media/  World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced today more than $1 million in funding to support disaster response and restoration efforts at Monte Albán Archaeological Site in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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