Category Archives: Food & Agriculture

Nourishing the Planet TV: Adapting to Climate Change through Improved Access to Seed and Information

In this week’s episode, Nourishing the Planet discusses a program organized by the Resource Identification and Management Society (RIMS)- Nepal that is empowering small-scale farmers with the tools they need to adapt to climate change.

Video: http://youtu.be/-Uq_KuN0Edk

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On World Environment Day, Celebrating Food and Farming as Key to Protecting the Environment

Worldwide, 30 percent of food is wasted, 1 billion people go to bed hungry each night while another 1 billion suffer from health problems related to obesity, and agriculture contributes to one-third global greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, young people are increasingly disconnected from how their food is grown, making solutions to the global agricultural system … Continue Reading ››

Natural Fibres: Benefitting the Environment and Improving Food Security One Organism at a Time

For thousands of years, natural fibres have been at the core of the textile industry. From cloth, to paper and building materials, natural fibres were always the base material. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, natural fibres are substances produced by plants and animals that can be spun … Continue Reading ››