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  • `Set of decisions` on forestry, tech expected at Cancun

    Countries expect a "set of decisions" on forestry, technology, adaptation and financing at the upcoming international climate meeting in Cancun next week, which will "lay the roadmap" for a future legally binding agreement on climate change in 2011, India's environment minister Jairam Ramesh predicts. Ramesh and other senior officials at his ministry talked about a "logjam" in the current stage ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Maximising the yield of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry

    There is a huge potential for yield increase of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry in the European Union, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. In a study for the European Commission, Ecofys has investigated the realistic and technical-sustainable potential for these regions. The research team developed and assessed best practice strategies for residue yield increase with regard to their ...


    By Ecofys

  • ReportsnReports - China agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fisheries specialized instrument manufacturing industry, 2010

    China agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fisheries specialized instrument manufacturing industry, 2010  China agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fisheries specialized instrument manufacturing Industry, 2010 is valuable for anyone who wants ...


  • EBRD and FAO set pathway to sustainable forestry investment in the Russian Federation’s Far East

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to promote viable forestry investment and innovation in the Russian Federation's Far East based on sustainable use of forest resources. An Investment Roadmap, defining the pathway to sustainable investments in the region's forest industry, was ...

  • Latest agricultural technology innovation

    Companies and breakthroughs most likely to help the world produce more food with less Dwindling water, farmland and fossil-based fertilizers are making it increasingly difficult to feed people today, let alone those expected in the future. Select companies are poised to reinvigorate large scale agriculture with cleantech innovations that help expand yields, increase efficiencies, ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • Technology, Data Privacy Concern Farmers and Ranchers

    One of the most important issues related to “big data” goes directly to property rights and who owns and controls farm-level data that may be collected, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress today. Risks to privacy that farmers face are of great concern, according to Farm Bureau. “For years, farmers have used technology advances to better match varieties of seeds, ...

  • Root-imaging technology could improve crop resilience

    Mexican researchers have welcomed a breakthrough in imaging plant roots, saying it could help breeders develop new varieties of crops that can thrive in harsh conditions. The technique uses X-ray computed tomography to build up a three-dimensional image by scanning through 360 degrees, a technology commonly used in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Uganda: FAO mapping technologies help fill gaps in forest data

    FAO recently introduced new mapping technologies in Uganda that will help the country generate better, more useful forestry statistics and land cover maps. Forests and forest products are important to the livelihoods of many communities in Uganda. The new tools and information will help the government monitor national forest resources and make informed decisions regarding long-term forestry and ...

  • FAO and Grameen Foundation to improve small-holder farmer access to technologies

    Grameen Foundation and FAO will work closely to enhance small-holder farmer access to knowledge and technologies for sustainable production and food security through the use of mobile agriculture supported services. The two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) also aimed at improving farming innovation exchange, strengthening small-holder households to gain better access ...

  • Disruptive changes coming in technologies of food production, finds report

    Changes in the way food is grown will soon represent risk to existing dominant players worldwide and create new opportunities in agriculture, a new report finds. Increasing population, climate change, rising fossil fuel prices, ecosystem degradation and water and land scarcity are making today's food production methods increasingly unsustainable and driving important new innovation in ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • AgriSolar Solutions, Inc. Completes Additional Testing of Solar Insect Killing Technology

    DENVER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 08/05/10 -- AgriSolar Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: AGSO) announced today that it has recently received formal written test results from two separate studies conducted by independent organizations in late 2009. Each of the studies were designed to test the effectiveness of the Company's solar insect killing technology in a particular environment. The first test, which ...


    By Marketwire

  • New investment in New Zealand`s climate change research

    Agriculture and Forestry Minister David Carter has announced over AUS$10 million in funding for research projects designed to help the agriculture and forestry sectors adapt and respond to climate change. Mr Carter said research into new technologies that improve efficiency of production while reducing greenhouse gas emissions was vital to maintaining and building upon New Zealand's world class ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • RainWise Names New Director of Global Sales

    RainWise is pleased to present our new Director of Global Sales, Alex Birdsall. Alex has over 6 years of global technology business development experience with strong client relationships in many industries, including meteorology, agriculture, engineering, forestry, transportation and energy. His enthusiasm, knowledge and creative mind are a perfect match for assisting our customers to ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • The Role of Forest Carbon in Emerging Ecomarkets Will be Significant

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va., — Forest carbon will play a significant role in emerging environmental markets designed to address climate change, despite the reluctance of some countries to accept forest carbon offsets, predicted environmental economics expert Ricardo Bayon at a seminar for forestry professionals representing all facets of the industry. “Forest carbon has been ostracized by the world’s ...


    By ImageTree Corporation

  • SFI Announces Request for Proposals for Conservation Partnerships

    The independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) forest certification program is inviting applications for its highly successful Conservation and Community Partnerships Grants program, which is now in its third year and continues to support research and outreach on responsible forestry. "SFI Inc. has invested over $1.1 million in 24 projects since 2010," SFI President and CEO Kathy ...


    By Marketwire

  • USDA Secretary Vilsack Adds Industrial Expertise From Bioenergy Deployment Consortium to Forest Research Advisory Council

    MADISON, WI -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/10 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed Dr. Masood Akhtar to the Forest Research Advisory Council (FRAC) for a three-year term. Dr. Akhtar has also been elected as the Chair of the committee starting 2011. Dr. Akhtar, President and co-founder of the Bioenergy Deployment Consortium (BDC), is a well respected energy ...


    By Marketwire

  • Agroforestry can fix Pakistan’s depleting tree cover

    Using a mix of trees and crop species can help rejuvenate Pakistan's  deteriorating forests, a study reported. The study is based on physical and chemical analyses of 400 soil samples, collected during a survey of farms and plantations to compare the four agro-ecological zones of the Punjab province. Results of the findings published in the African Science Journal of Environmental Sciences ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Innovation stifled by High Court decision

    Crown Research Institute Scion says that the recent High Court decision concerning new plant breeding technologies demonstrates that the 15-year old legislation and regulations covering genetically modified organisms are seriously deficient.  Scion CEO Warren Parker said, “Indeed, the judge noted that the regulations are not well drafted, and led to the different ...

  • Weather shifts have strong implications on forest management and carbon in BC: UBC

    Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have found that changing climate conditions are pushing BC's ecosystems out of the weather conditions they need to be sustained. These shifts in weather have enormous implications for forest management and carbon in BC. Across BC's 16 major ecosystems, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • FAO launches latest report on the State of the World’s Forests 2009

    The dual challenges of economic turmoil and climate change are bringing the management of forests to the forefront of global interest.  The need to reform forestry institutions and increase investments in science and technology are key to the better management of forests, notes the State of the World’s Forests 2009 launched today.  A highly mixed situation is expected, with gains in ...

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