Top news of the week: 16.06.2020.

#biodiversity #agroecology #farmers #food #agriculture #climate

Future Of Food

On Jun 12, 2020
@SoilAssociation shared
💚🚜"It’s a vision of a healthy population, fed by prosperous & diverse #farmers, with thriving #biodiversity & increased #food security. So where’s the catch?" A look at @IDDRI_ThinkTank's #agroecology modelling from the perspective of @Riverford farm https://t.co/d8iX8lnyZQ
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A new model for farming?

A new model for farming?

French researchers have mapped a radical new food and farming system, phasing out pesticides, moving away from soy imports, and reducing the emissions of farming by 40 per cent.

On Jun 10, 2020
@AgFunder shared
RT @beanstalkagtech: Hope you can join us next week at the Future of Ag mini conference! @AsiaSociety @AgFunder @FAO https://t.co/bfcDftp47V
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[WEBCAST] Mini-Conference: The Future of Agriculture – What Is Asia Doing to Avoid a Potential Food Crisis?

[WEBCAST] Mini-Conference: The Future of Agriculture – What Is Asia Doing to Avoid a Potential Food Crisis?

Join our first online Mini-Conference featuring a keynote presentation by AgFoodTech’s Dr. Jaleh Daie, and three parallel breakout sessions with FAOs’ Sridhar Dharmapuri, AgFunder’s Michael ...

On Jun 11, 2020
@G_stordalen shared
Great podcast on why investors are betting on plant-based meat alternatives, with EAT Special Advisor Michael Pellman Rowland @TweetsByMPR via @SpeciesUnite: https://t.co/jL4mVcdk5G
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Michael Pellman Rowland: Betting On Plant Based Meat Species Unite

Michael Pellman Rowland: Betting On Plant Based Meat Species Unite

‎Show Species Unite, Ep Michael Pellman Rowland: Betting On Plant Based Meat - Jun 10, 2020

On Jun 10, 2020
@SoilAssociation shared
RT @IFarmers: In 2017 we estimated that only 1% of UK ag research funding is spent on projects led by farmers. So it's great to hear @DefraGovUK's plans for a more farmer-centric approach in a recent on farm innovation @CerealsEvent webinar Read @KatePressland's blog👉https://t.co/2YcEegnU9L https://t.co/xoNuI1Utzw
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Defra shares its plans for farmer-centric R&D funding

Defra shares its plans for farmer-centric R&D funding

Chaired by Mike Donovan (of Practical Farm Ideas magazine), there were three examples of farmer-led research activities (Innovative Farmers, ADAS's Agronomics, YEN and Farmer …

On Jun 10, 2020
@AgFunder shared
RT @impakterdotcom: New opportunities for Kenyan #agriculture students to scale #climate-smart practices and contribute to the country’s food security. Article by @CGIAR 👇 https://t.co/XLFPu9eRAq
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The secret recipe for scaling climate-smart agriculture: Youth

The secret recipe for scaling climate-smart agriculture: Youth

Counting on agriculture students to scale climate-smart agriculture in Kenya and to contribute to the country’s food security.

On Jun 9, 2020
@ICRAF shared
RT @GlobalLF: “We took too much for granted. When we look at our food production, that is ever so clear.” – Tony Simons, director general, @ICRAF at#GLFBonn2020 https://t.co/BiveUhFwke https://t.co/vQgzS4agqp
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“Science is magic, but real.”

“Science is magic, but real.”

And other quotes from the Global Landscapes Forum Bonn 2020 digital conference by Gabrielle Lipton

On Jun 11, 2020
@foodtank shared
RT @jayann_leyson: The # of women-owned businesses increased by 164% from 2007 to 2018 (20% of all women-owned businesses). Not only does this provide a huge boost to the economy, it can create jobs in local communities. https://t.co/dKCxAYH5V0 via @foodtank
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14 African American Women Leading Change in the U.S. Food System

14 African American Women Leading Change in the U.S. Food System

14 African-American female entrepreneurs who have incorporated sustainable food production practices into their business motto.

On Jun 9, 2020
@farmsnotfactory shared
RT @ciwf: "Whilst Covid-19 is widely seen as having emanated from China’s wet markets and the illegal wildlife trade, it is but the latest disease to emerge from our appalling treatment of animals." - @philip_ciwf https://t.co/n9Y119YMwY
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08 Jun Enhancing Nature’s Food Basket for All

08 Jun Enhancing Nature’s Food Basket for All

Earlier this week I was delighted to accept an invitation to participate in the Act #ForNature Global Online Forum. This was an International Consultation of Major Groups and Stakeholders ...