sustainable agriculture

Water & Food Central America, Africa, Pacific More than half a million people in Honduras and 3 million people in Central America are facing hunger due to a drought that has destroyed crops and caused food prices to spike, according to the Red Cross, Reuters reported. The conditions are forcing more people to migrate or […]

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Yesterday’s United Nations (UN) conference stressed water management at national and global levels as the key to achieving sustainable development for the future, UN News Centre reported. “At the national level, community involvement, women’s voices and participation and private sector cooperation are essential […] at the Regional level, dialogue, information sharing and cooperation on transboundary […]

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Agriculture Groundwater depletion in major food-producing areas of the United States could threaten food security, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that maps where and when groundwater is being used, PhysOrg reported. A new, interactive data portal released by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization […]

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Drought-stricken Texas is desperately behind and short of funds to meet the goals of a 2007 blueprint to guarantee the water needs of its rapidly expanding population, Associated Press reported. More than four years after the latest water plan was published, Texas has allocated just $1.4 billion of the $53 billion needed to build the […]

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As many around the world anticipate the release of a new iPhone, plants in need of water are getting their own fancy gadget to “communicate” with their growers.

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Video: The Biggest Dry, Stories of Australia’s Waning Rivers & Worried Towns

A love song, a hymn of mourning: where has Australia’s beloved water gone?

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China has not seen weather this dry in 50 years.

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World Economic Forum Report Warns Water Scarcity May Breed New Form of Colonization, Urges Trade Reforms

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For centuries women have been responsible for water use — not only in the home, but also in the fields. Yet few women participate in resource management.

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LOS ANGELES — Drop by vaporous drop, the amount of water farmers lose through evaporation can be significant. But a scientist and his students intend to measure this amount exactly, using a telescope-like laser

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Desalination remains an expensive solution to water scarcity, but what if self-desalinating plants could take advantage of ever-encroaching sources of saltwater, and produce both biofuels and foodstuffs?

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GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska — Rain dances might well be a thing of the past. Instead of praying for precipitation, Monsanto engineers are working hard to produce corn that resists dry conditions.

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BRISBANE, Australia — Small farmers in Queensland can make more by selling their water than growing crops, reports Adelaide Now.

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A farmer in Wisconsin knows how to extract water from cow manure, and he is not afraid to drink it.

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TERRACINA, Italy – Famous for aquatic architectural anomalies such as Venice, Italy just learned how to revitalize Latina, its lauded but polluted bread basket and tourist haven.

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Controversial study encourages water-savvy Delta management

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Vertical farms: Reclaiming urban space and moving production closer to consumption

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Farmers cope with water pollution in their efforts to feed millions

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Water levels in the Sea of Galilee are at their lowest level on record, reports The Telegraph.

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Sustainable agriculture helps Ugandan farmers cope with water shortages

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