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B4FA Week in Review – 21 December 2017

December 21st, 2017 / B4FA.org

The first One Planet Summit was held in Paris last week, convening leaders and stakeholders to support and accelerate global efforts to fight climate change. The Summit, led by French President Emmanuel Macron, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres, aimed to “find new means of …

B4FA Week in Review – 14 December 2017

December 14th, 2017 / B4FA.org

This week, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released its latest Red List of endangered species revealing that the wild relatives of modern crops humans rely on – including rice, wheat and yam – are listed as threatened. Wild relatives of food crops are crucial as genetic insurance to safeguard …

B4FA Week in Review – 7 December 2017

December 7th, 2017 / B4FA.org

December 5th was the fourth annual World Soil Day, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s annual awareness-raising campaign focused on the importance of soil as a finite natural resource, calling attention to its role in food security as well as healthy ecosystems. According to the FAO, soil holds three times …