Archive for December, 2016

  • Intended Phosphate Reduction Plan for Dutch Dairy

    Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

    NETHERLANDS – The members of the chain organisation ZuivelNL (the Dutch Dairy Association, the Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture and the trade union of the Dutch dairy farmers) expect to complete their part of the phosphate reduction plan next week.
    Together with the Dutch Agricultural Young People’s Association (NAJK) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, [...]

  • Intensification of land use leads to the same species everywhere

    Friday, December 2nd, 2016

    In places where humans use grasslands more intensively, it is not only the species diversity which decreases — the landscape also becomes more monotonous, and ultimately only the same species remain everywhere. This results in nature no longer being able to provide its ’services’, which range from soil formation for food production to pest control. [...]

  • New book released on safe use of wastewater in agriculture

    Friday, December 2nd, 2016

    The United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) has launched a new book that will serve as a resource for governments interested in learning from existing good practice on using wastewater in agriculture.
    The book Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture: Good Practice Examples, aims to highlight how a sound [...]