Arquivo de janeiro de 2014

  • Should Livestock Numbers be Reduced to Curb Climate Change?

    segunda-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2014

    A reduction in non-CO2 greenhouse gases will be required to abate climate change, the researchers said. Cutting releases of methane and nitrous oxide, two gases that pound-for-pound trap more heat than does CO2, should be considered alongside the challenge of reducing fossil fuel use.
    The researchers’ analysis, “Ruminants, Climate Change, and Climate Policy,” is being published [...]

  • Holistic Farming Approach to Meet World Food Demand Sustainably

    segunda-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2014

    Fundamentally, this would entail a shift in farmers’ focus away from yield maximisation and towards input optimisation.
    However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution and technological innovations tailored towards the specific issues within a farming category are pivotal to improving best practices, and impact the way farm input companies view their business models.
    “Without a holistic approach towards [...]

  • Abertas as inscrições para adidos agrícolas

    quinta-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2014

    As inscrições para o processo seletivo de adidos agrícolas podem ser feitas entre às 8h do dia 26 de dezembro de 2013 e às 23h59 do dia 19 de janeiro de 2014, considerando o horário de Brasília (DF). Para se inscrever, o candidato deve baixar o formulário de inscrição, que se constitui no Anexo II [...]

  • Rome-based UN agencies join forces on food losses

    quinta-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2014

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a  joint project to tackle the global problem of food losses.
    Around one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted each year, amounting to 1.3 billion tonnes – or enough [...]

  • New Year, new focus: EEA priorities in 2014

    quinta-feira, 2 de janeiro de 2014

    Late last year the European Union approved its 7th Environmental Action Programme (EAP), which sets out the priorities of environmental policymaking in the EU for 2014-2020. Entitled ‘Living well, within the limits of our planet’, it puts a particular focus on ensuring a healthy environment and resource efficient economy for human well-being.
    Staying within the limits of [...]