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What's new. Here you will find hot items of interest that have recently come up

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What's new. Here you will find hot items of interest that have recently come up
Dr. Mohammed Aziz Saeed, University of Salahaddin-Erbil, Iraq, visited the Meteorological Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran — Last modified August 25, 2008 13:51
On Sunday July 27th, 2008, Dr. Mohammed Aziz Saeed, University of Salahaddin-Erbil, Iraq, visited the Meteorological Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He was received by Dr. Mohammad Rahimi, Director of the Meteorological Department, and Dr. Jamshid Zanjani from the Agrometeorology Division. At the beginning, Dr. Rahimi gave a brief introduction to the history and the present status of meteorology/agrometeorology in Iran. He also discussed future work plans concerning utilizing recorded atmospheric parameters by the weather stations throughout the country in enhancing the infrastructure of the economy of Iran. Dr. Saeed briefed his colleagues on the status of meteorology/agrometeorology in the Kurdistan region (North Iraq).
New Law to Promote Forest Management Enacted for Global Warming Prevention — Last modified October 01, 2008 10:46
In order to promote tree thinning in forests that act as carbon sinks, the Law concerning Special Measures for the Promotion of Forest Management (Law for the Forest Management) was passed during a plenary session of the House of Councilors on May 9, 2008. This law establishes a system for the national government to subsidize local governments, and came into force on May 16.
FAO calls for review of biofuel policies and subsidies — Last modified October 08, 2008 15:10
Biofuel policies and subsidies should be urgently reviewed in order to preserve the goal of world food security, protect poor farmers, promote broad-based rural development and ensure environmental sustainability, FAO said today in a new edition of its annual flagship publication The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2008.
Kubota Launches Project to Support Agriculture, Protect Environment in Local Communities in Japan — Last modified November 28, 2008 14:09
Kubota, a major farm equipment manufacturer in Japan, announced on May 16, 2008, its Kubota E-Project to support activities that help revitalize agriculture among farmers, local communities, and schools.
Manufacturer Saving Energy by Growing Vertical Gardens on Factory Walls — Last modified March 30, 2009 15:24
During the summer of 2008, Kyocera Corp., a Japanese manufacturer of electronic components and photovoltaic systems, created "green curtains" of plants climbing the outer walls of five factories in Japan, including those in Okaya, Nagano Prefecture and Gamo, Shiga Prefecture.
Plants Watering Plants -- Nagoya University Scientist Discovers a 'Bio-Sprinkler' Effect — Last modified March 31, 2009 08:31
Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) announced on August 26, 2008, that Katsuya Yano, an assistant professor of Nagoya University Graduate School, has discovered a "bio-sprinkler" effect while doing research as a part of NEDO's subsidized projects
Japanese Researchers Discover Method to Stop Cattle from Emitting Methane — Last modified March 31, 2009 08:53
A research team led by Professor Junichi Takahashi at Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine has discovered that cattle developing nitrite poisoning do not release methane by belching.
Food Supply Sources — Last modified April 15, 2009 08:27
Food Supply Sources. An example of urban agriculture for disaster preparedness.
Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries released that the isolation distance of genetically modified (GM) rice has been increased — Last modified April 19, 2006 20:12
On March 8, 2006 the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries released that the isolation distance of genetically modified (GM) rice has been increased to 30 meters from the 20 meters, required under the guidelines set up in February 2004, according to a draft revision of the guidelines of GM crops experiment released by the ministry on December 26, 2005.
Research on the Scientific Basis for Sustainability "Science on Sustainability 2006" — Last modified April 05, 2006 20:22
"Science on Sustainability 2006: Summary Edition" is a new 56 pages English language report - based on a longer report in Japanese - investigating the scientific status in seven fields relating to environmental sustainability (Climate change; energy; resources & waste; food, water & forests; biodiversity; valuation of nature; estimations of global environmental impact and capacity).
Ethanol supporters say they're encouraged by the results of a recent study refuting the notion that it takes more energy to produce ethanol than the corn-based fuel saves. — Last modified March 17, 2006 19:55
Scientists at the University of California-Berkeley say there's a 20 percent net energy gain by using fossil fuels to make ethanol compared to gasoline. Ethanol producers say the study should be enough to convince skeptics that cleaner-burning ethanol is good for both the environment and the economy.
Eco-Farmers Exceed 1,000 in Tokushima Prefecture — Last modified January 31, 2006 15:22
The number of farmers certified as "Eco-Farmers" - who practice environmentally friendly agriculture that employs fewer chemical fertilizers and other agrichemicals - has been increasing in Tokushima Prefecture. As of the end of October 2005, Eco-Farmers numbered 1,035, exceeding 1,000 in the six years since the certification system started in December 1999.
Sawmill Joint Venture to Have Large-Scale Power Generation from Woody Biomass — Last modified December 29, 2005 23:34
One of Japan's largest biomass power plants using only waste wood will be launched jointly by Mitsubishi Corp., a major trading company, and Chugoku Lumber Co., it was announced on August 2, 2005.
Neighborhood 'Satoyama' Woodland Greenery Distributed in Tokyo — Last modified December 16, 2005 21:25
A group in Tokyo calling itself the "Five Times Greener Project" ("Gobai Midori" in Japanese) is undertaking a campaign to bring natural vegetation characteristic of village "satoyama" woodlands to people living in the capital through its "One 'Tsubo' (3.3 square meters) of Woodland" campaign, which also aims to conserve these woodlands, formerly managed for firewood, etc., but now degrading due to neglect.
Japan for Sustainability — Last modified December 04, 2005 21:34
"Japan for Sustainability" ( ) sends a "Japan for Sustainability Digest (JFS Digest)" and an e-mail Newsletter free of charge to interested people on a weekly basis.
Grass Planting in Schoolyard Cools the Thermal Environment — Last modified November 25, 2005 21:35
Taisei Corp., a major Japanese general construction contractor, has used a study to quantify the extent to which thermal environment of schoolyards can be greatly improved by planting grass surfaces.
Swaziland Agrometeorologica Update: example from Swaziland. — Last modified November 22, 2005 16:43
Compiled and Issued by Agrometeorological Unit, Swaziland Meteorological Service, Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
Announcing a new publication. Frost protection: fundamentals, practice, and economics — Last modified November 07, 2005 21:54
A new publication on "Frost protection: fundamentals, practice and economics" by Richard L. Snyder, University of California, Atmospheric Science Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, Davis, California (USA), J. Paulo de Melo-Abreu, Technical University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Departamento de Ciencias do Ambiente, Lisboa (Portugal), Scott Matulich, Washington State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Washington State University, Pullman (USA).
Agri-weather and agri-advisory Information: example from Philippines. — Last modified October 26, 2005 12:56
Please be informed that the Farm Weather Services Section of the Climatology and Agrometeorology Branch of PAGASA (Weather Office) aside from preparing daily Farm Weather Forecast and Advisories, Tropical cyclone Warning for Agriculture has been disseminating the 10-Day Agri-Waether Forecasts and Advisories catering the needs of the region's agricultural sectors and the farmers.
Dramatic changes in the Arabian Sea due to decreasing snow cover in the Himalayas — Last modified August 04, 2005 20:55
When the snow cover of southwest Asia and the Himalayas is low, the land mass heats up more in summer, creating a larger temperature difference between the land and the sea. This gives rise to stronger winds from the sea to the land. In the western Arabian Sea, these winds reach speeds of up to 36 knots (almost 67 km/hour), leading to upwelling of cooler nutrient-rich water.
Genetic discovery could lead to drought-resistant plants — Last modified July 26, 2005 20:22
New knowledge of how plants "breathe" may help us breed and select plants that would better survive scorching summers, says a University of Toronto study.
Climate Change MSc Course, Univ of East Anglia (UK) — Last modified July 05, 2005 16:56
Places are available for September entry onto the MSc course in Climate Change, led by the Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia in the UK.
Comprehensive assessment on water management in agriculture (CA)-opening of discussions on "Water Productivity in Agriculture" chapter — Last modified June 29, 2005 12:56
This is the introductory message to the email discussion on the WATER PRODUCTIVITY IN AGRICULTURE chapter of the Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture (the CA).
The International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE) holds a conference and meetings in Prague in July — Last modified June 28, 2005 14:34
The International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE) holds a conference and meetings in Prague in July. Some people will meet there under the Europe/Africa Initiative of IAWE. Kees Stigter, Lambert Onyewotu and Nawal Al-Amin will present a paper at the conference: "Wind and Agriculture; an essential subject of the African Participatory Research Agenda".
MSc programme in Agricultural Meteorology in the University of Zimbabwe — Last modified January 21, 2005 14:18
The next intake to this programme will be in August 2005: enquiries should be sent as soon as possible, and not later than 1 April 2005, by Email to copy to or by FAX to MAGM in Harare on 263 4 307156. A brief curriculum vitae should be sent, together with an indication of likely sources of funding, and an indication of areas of interest for a research project. This is the seventh intake to the programme, initiated in 1996.
Some impacts of the devastating Tsunami of 26 December 2004 on Agriculture and Mineral Resources in India — Last modified January 17, 2005 17:54
Many heavily populated coasts, notably those of Chile, Peru, Japan and Hawai, in the Pacific Ocean have been swept again and again by great waves known as ‘Tsunami’ surging as high as 20 m above normal sea level. Most of them follow strong earthquakes, but violent volcanic explosions start some of them.
Q&A: ICTs, agrometeorology and farmers — Last modified September 13, 2004 20:34
"ICT Update", a journal fully on "Information and Communication Technologies" this time (September 2004) is fully on "Agrometeorology".
A proposal for an approach beyond forecasting — Last modified January 03, 2004 11:45
As I wrote already to several of you, on my way to Washington, for a WMO meeting, I came across a newspaper item in "The Asahi Shimbun", a leading national newspaper in Japan. It was attached as p. 21 of the International Herald Tribune of Saturday/Sunday, 31st May/1st of June 2003, on new measures emphasized by the Central Disaster Management Council, to prepare the Tokai region of Japan for a major earth quake.
Climate Change Projects Using the 'Co-Benefits' Approach — Last modified October 13, 2009 11:59
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced on June 12, 2009, the release of a manual for using quantitative methods to evaluate projects that use the co-benefits approach to address climate change, particularly under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
Japanese Consumer's Union Finds GM Canola Growing in Chiba Prefectur — Last modified December 23, 2009 08:47
The Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative Union (SCCU) of Japan conducted a survey, on April 14 and 16, 2009, and an analysis of canola plants for potential spread of genetically modified varieties near the port of Chiba, one of the nation's major distribution centers for shipping canola seeds, as well as in the city itself. The SCCU discovered that five out of seven samples found growing in the city and two out of three near the port tested positive for genetic alteration.
Grass on car roof! — Last modified February 05, 2010 08:02
Mr. Mitsuji Chinen of Naha-city, Okinawa, successfully grew grass on his car roof, maintaining a comfortable interior temperature without using the air-conditioner even in summer. The idea occurred to him in 2007 when his car's air-conditioner broke down and he needed to do something to keep the car cool. Since his mother dislikes air-conditioning, he decided to create a condition similar to tree shade. The solution he came up with, which he thought would be both aesthetic and ecological, was to make a garden on his car roof, and he chose grass for a charming look.
Japanese city to formulate rainwater management plan — Last modified March 02, 2010 13:19
In the wake of increasingly frequent sudden, localized rainstorms throughout Japan, the City of Anjo, Aichi Prefecture, started discussions in September 2008 to establish a rainwater management master plan. The city was hit by heavy rains in late August 2008.
Clean Energy to Help Grow Strawberries — Last modified March 16, 2010 10:36
Japan's National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region developed in 2009 a low-cost temperature control system called "Ichigo-Ekonari System" (a device to produce strawberries ecologically) by improving the conventional system. The system helps control the surrounding temperature of strawberry crowns that contain many meristematic cells for growth.
Japanese Researchers Develop Method to Estimate Whole-Plant Respiration — Last modified April 27, 2010 16:34
The Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) in Japan announced on January 19, 2010, that it had developed a method to estimate the respiration of whole plants, including roots, in cooperation with the University of Tsukuba, the University of the Ryukyus, the Sukachev Institute of Forest of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dalton Co.,Ltd., the Okinawa Prefectural Forest Resources Research Center, Kyoto University and Mulawarman University.
From Laboratory to Farmers' Fields: Brown Plant Hopper attacks in Indonesia — Last modified June 15, 2010 07:16
From an opening address to an Australia-Indonesia Agriculture and Food Security Workshop (8-9 June 2010, Canberra) by Prof. James J. Fox, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra: “From Laboratory to Farmers’ Fields: Perspectives on Food Security”.
Compost Reduces Waste and Produces Flowers — Last modified September 28, 2010 11:58
Local governments in Japan have been reducing kitchen waste by composting it. Toda and Warabi Cities, Saitama Prefecture and their interim disposal center associations began running a flower center on May 21, 2010.
Replacement of the EOS-80 definition of seawater properties with TEOS-10 — Last modified October 26, 2010 14:48
SCOR/IAPSO Working Group 127 on the “Thermodynamics and Equation of State of Seawater” has recommended the adoption of a new thermodynamic description of the properties of seawater, called the International Thermodynamic Equation Of Seawater – 2010 (TEOS-10 for short).
An interesting effort for use in adaptation to climate change — Last modified December 23, 2010 12:10
The Global Crop Diversity Trust has announced a major global search to systematically find, gather, catalogue, use, and save the wild relatives of wheat, rice, beans, potato, barley, lentils, chickpea, and other essential food crops, in order to help protect global food supplies against the imminent threat of climate change, and strengthen future food security.
Collection of Wood from Forest Thinning — Last modified February 15, 2011 13:43
"The Executive Committee for Woody Posting Station" in Chizu-cho, Tottori Prefecture, conducted a pilot project to collect forest-thinning materials from villagers for a month, from October 16 through November 14, 2010. It was aimed at promoting the use of forest-thinning materials and local revitalization through wood collection and sale to wood-chip producers, along with the circulation of a local currency called "Sugi-Koban" (an oval coin made of Japanese cedar).
FAO-MOSAICC (for MOdelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change) — Last modified February 22, 2011 11:31
FAO-MOSAICC (for MOdelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change) is a system of models designed to carry out each step of the impact assessment from climate scenarios downscaling to economic impact analysis at national level.
Suntory Midorie Installs Japan's Largest Green Wall System, 'Flower Wall' — Last modified January 21, 2011 20:33
Suntory Midorie, an environmental greening company in Japan, installed a wall greening system called "flower wall" on the wall of Multimedia Kyoto, a consumer electronics store that opened in front of Japan Railway (JR) Kyoto Station and is run by major Japanese electronics retailer Yodobashi Camera, on November 5, 2010. Measuring 1,120 square meters in total, it is the nation's largest wall garden.
JR East Opens Tokyo's Largest Rooftop Rental Farm — Last modified April 27, 2011 08:08
As part of its environmental activities, JR East Group has promoted rooftop gardens on its shopping malls, office buildings and station buildings to mitigate the urban heat island effect and to save energy consumption on air-conditioning. The group has been in the rental farm business since 2009 and has opened "Soradofarms" on the JR Ebisu Building and near JR Toda Station.
INSAM site is IPv6 ready! — Last modified June 07, 2011 14:52
INSAM site joined to the IPv6 day!!
University of Tokyo Develops New Bacteria Detection Systems for Plant Disease — Last modified June 20, 2011 15:11
A research team headed by Professor Shigeto Namba at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, announced on February 9, 2011, that it had developed a suite of fast and simple pathogenic microorganism detection systems. Their research results were published online on January 27 in "PLoS ONE," a US science journal.
Minami-Alps city sells "Carbon offset tomatoes" in greater Tokyo area — Last modified July 21, 2011 08:23
Minami-Alps City, Yamanashi Prefecture, started test marketing "carbon offset tomatoes" on February 25, 2011, as a project adopted by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment under its Model Project Plan for Carbon Offsets.
Idle fields changed to green curtains with fruits and flowers — Last modified September 29, 2011 08:46
The Sekimugi Passion-Fruit Association in Mugi Area, Seki City, Gifu Prefecture, in central Japan, has been using idle farms to cultivate passion fruit, which make eco-friendly green curtains with flowers and fruits.
Japanese university to grow green curtain with japanese yam — Last modified October 12, 2011 12:10
Amid the growing need for power conservation, in June 2011, the University Farm, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University, began experiments to grow green curtains with Dioscorea alata or Daisho, a type of Japanese yam.
Fujitsu's Hyperspectral Imaging Analysis Contributes to Biodiversity Conservation — Last modified November 09, 2011 10:52
Fujitsu Ltd., a major producer of communication and information processing systems, and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. announced on July 15th, 2011, that they have improved an existing analytical method for aerial hyperspectral images, allowing the successful differentiation of tree species of similar coloring, such as Japanese cypress and cedar trees.
Mongolia bids to keep city cool with 'ice shield' experiment — Last modified November 21, 2011 10:46
Mongolia is to launch one of the world's biggest ice-making experiments later this month in an attempt to combat the adverse affects of global warming and the urban heat island effect.
Vegetables being grown without soil using new dry fog aeroponics system — Last modified November 23, 2011 10:31
Kobe University, Kobe City, Kobe Wine Co., and H. Ikeuchi & Co., announced on July 7, 2011, their joint project on the research and development of an eco-friendly, low-cost horticulture system using extremely fine, non-wetting mist.
Biodiversity of domestic agricultural ecosystems — Last modified November 30, 2011 09:13
The National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES) announced August 19, 2011, the launch of its Rural Landscape Information System on website (RuLIS WEB), which efficiently organizes information on biodiversity in agricultural ecosystems across Japan, accessible to everyone, in order to widely promote sustainable agriculture.
Is sustainability science really a science? — Last modified December 19, 2011 13:33
Los Alamos and Indiana University researchers say yes.
Cotton project aiming to support recovery of earthquake-stricken Tohoku area — Last modified December 21, 2011 11:47
On July 14, 2011, the "Tohoku Cotton Project" was launched by agricultural production cooperatives and agricultural companies affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, along with apparel companies, aiming at agriculture revitalization, job creation and development of new industries.
Forests in Southeast Asia, Deforestation Effects using New Model — Last modified January 10, 2012 13:29
Japan's National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) on September 28, 2011, released the results of research on the carbon balance of tropical forests in Southeast Asia.
Fuji Electric releases solar power generating weed-control mats — Last modified March 28, 2012 13:33
Fuji Electric Co., a Japanese manufacturer of electrical machinery and appliances, announced on December 1, 2011, the release of a power-generating weed-control mat, a photovoltaic system combined with a barrier mat for preventing weed growth.
FAO, IIASA Launch Global Agro-Ecological Zones Portal to Plan for Climate Change Impacts — Last modified June 01, 2012 12:55
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have released a planning tool to help identify areas capable of contributing to increased food production while meeting the challenges posed by climate change and maintenance of a natural resource base.
Panasonic develops artificial photosynthesis system to generate organic materials from carbon dioxide — Last modified October 24, 2012 08:21
Panasonic Corp., a major Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer, announced on July 30, 2012, that it had developed an artificial photosynthesis system that is able to generate organic materials from carbon dioxide (CO2) and water by illumination with sunlight, similarly to the process that occurs in plants, with the world's highest solar energy conversion efficiency (mentioned as efficiency hereinafter).
Report: diverse interaction between species holds key to stable ecosystems — Last modified November 30, 2012 08:57
NEC starts "SMART" village development study project in India using hydroponic and info technology to improve lives of the poor — Last modified January 08, 2013 09:16
NEC Corp., a leading Japanese electronics, computer and IT services company, announced on August 28, 2012, the start of a feasibility study for "smart" village development in India aimed at improving the lives of people at the "bottom of the pyramid" (BOP), those in the lower income group.
NIAES, Tohoku University Jointly Develop World's First N2O Emission-Cutting Technology Using Microorganisms — Last modified March 01, 2013 09:20
The National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES) and Tohoku University, both in Japan, announced on November 12, 2012, that a research group has succeeded in producing Bradyrhizobium japonicum with increased nitrous oxide reductase (N2OR) activity and in demonstrating, both in the laboratory and in an outdoor field, that it can mitigate soil emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), which is one of the causal substances of global warming and ozone depletion.
World's first soil fertility index based on microbial health developed — Last modified May 22, 2013 07:42
A research group led by Professor Motoki Kubo at the College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, announced on December 10, 2012, that they developed the world's first soil fertility index (SOFIX(R)) based on the assessment of soil biological characteristics.
A unifying view of climate change in the Sahel linking intra-seasonal, interannual and longer time scales — Last modified June 05, 2013 07:27
A unifying view of climate change in the Sahel linking intra-seasonal, interannual and longer time scales
Global crop exposure to critical high temperatures in the reproductive period: historical trends and future projections — Last modified June 20, 2013 07:50
Haron M Gourdji, Adam M Sibley and David B Lobell, 2013. Environmental Research Letters Volume 8 024041 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024041
Climate, crops and lacking data underlie regional disparities in the CO2 fertilization effect — Last modified July 22, 2013 15:17
Climate, crops and lacking data underlie regional disparities in the CO2 fertilization effect
Global warming sweetening apples, proves japanese research team — Last modified November 12, 2013 13:53
Global warming makes apples sweeter, according to the results of a study released on August 20, 2013, by the Institute of Fruit Tree Science, which belongs to the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan.
Moving beyond benefit–cost analysis of climate change — Last modified December 23, 2013 09:00
Jonathan Koomey 2013 Environ. Res. Lett. 8 041005 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/041005
Balancing energy and crop production through solar sharing — Last modified January 22, 2014 07:47
The Solar Sharing Association began to operate the Solar Sharing Hayashi Power Station in November 2013 in Chiba City, Japan. Installing solar panels above farmland, the association is attempting to generate power while cultivating crops, and strives to promote solar sharing systems by holding study excursions and other activities.
A few extreme events dominate global interannual variability in gross primary production — Last modified March 07, 2014 12:53
A few extreme events dominate global interannual variability in gross primary production.
Japanese Researchers Develop Man-Made Leaves that Harvest Light — Last modified April 09, 2014 07:40
The Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) announced on January 9, 2014, success in developing man-made leaves to harvest light, jointly with Toyota Central R&D Labs. This success will lead to realization of artificial photosynthesis, with an efficiency of converting solar energy to chemical energy comparable to that of natural photosynthesis.
Whole farm quantification of GHG emissions within smallholder farms in developing countries — Last modified April 16, 2014 07:38
Environmental Research Letters Volume 9 Number 3. Whole farm quantification of GHG emissions within smallholder farms in developing countries. Focus on Improving Quantification of Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.
Researchers find gene to help crops beat drought — Last modified September 29, 2014 09:21
Researchers find gene to help crops beat drought
Crops destroyed by ozone pollution could have fed millions — Last modified September 29, 2014 12:18
Hindustan Times. New Delhi, 7 September 2014
The new INSAM Forum is available — Last modified November 05, 2014 08:03
The new INSAM Forum is available for all INSAM members. The purpose of this new forum is to encourage members to improve contacts with other members on general subjects, but also (and primarily) to get technical help from others.
Global assessment of urban and peri-urban agriculture: irrigated and rainfed croplands — Last modified November 08, 2014 17:02
Environmental Research Letters Volume 9 Number 11. A L Thebo et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 114002 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/11/114002. Global assessment of urban and peri-urban agriculture: irrigated and rainfed croplands. OPEN ACCESS. A L Thebo, P Drechsel and E F Lambin
Our best hearty wishes to one of us: George Robertson for his 100 years birthday!!!! — Last modified December 09, 2014 20:50
Our best hearty wishes to one of us: George Robertson for his 100 years birthday!!!!
Decadal summer drought frequency in China: the increasing influence of the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation — Last modified December 09, 2014 16:25
Environmental Research Letters Volume 9 Number 12. Chengcheng Qian et al 2014 Environ. Res. Lett. 9 124004 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/12/124004. Chengcheng Qian, Jin-Yi Yu and Ge Chen
The village that defied drought — Last modified January 07, 2015 09:51
The Indian Express. New Delhi, 29 December 2014
Reliance IARI in pact to commercialise technology in water use for farming — Last modified January 16, 2015 13:30
Business Line. New Delhi, 15 January 2015
Scenarios for the risk of hunger in the twenty-first century using Shared Socioeconomic Pathways — Last modified January 19, 2015 08:51
Environmental Research Letters Volume 10 Number 1 . Tomoko Hasegawa et al 2015 Environ. Res. Lett. 10 014010 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/1/014010. Scenarios for the risk of hunger in the twenty-first century using Shared Socioeconomic Pathways . Tomoko Hasegawa, Shinichiro Fujimori, Kiyoshi Takahashi and Toshihiko Masui.
Target for food: Reduce food waste $13, boost agri-R — Last modified February 09, 2015 08:17
The Copenhagen Consensus Center has just published a set of papers for our latest topic, Food Security and Nutrition.
MOE Publishes Cases of Water Footprint Calculations to Visualize Water Use — Last modified March 25, 2015 10:36
The water we see in daily life is only a small part of the water cycle. A water footprint is an indicator for the visualization of invisible water. The Japanese Ministry of the Environment (MOE) published a collection of cases of water footprint with the aim of more effective water use.
Conservation buffers please the eye, protect the landscape — Last modified May 18, 2015 08:20
Researchers know that adding natural buffers to the farm landscape can stop soil from vanishing. Now a scientist at Washington State University has found that more buffers are better, both for pleasing the eye and slowing erosion.
New in Journal Science: A Guidebook for Ecosystem Services — Last modified May 22, 2015 07:19
A team of investors, development organizations, conservationists, economists, and ecologists have published in the journal Science six natural science principles to ensure success of Payments for Ecosystem Services, mechanisms that have helped preserve carbon stocks stored in Madagascar's rainforests, maintain wildlife populations important for tourism in Tanzania, and protect watersheds in France by working with local farmers.
Agriculture in India — Last modified November 23, 2020 13:55
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