Agriculture

Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago. After gathering wild grains beginning at least 105,000 years ago, nascent farmers began to plant them around 11,500 years ago. Pigs, sheep and cattle were domesticated over 10,000 years ago. Plants were independently cultivated in at least 11 regions of the world. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture in the twentieth century came …

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WRI · 1 November 2022 English

In response to growing threats to clean water supplies due to climate change, growing populations and demand, and weak governance, many companies are assessing water risks to their operations. Increasingly, …

essential section of the value chain, given that agriculture relies heavily on—and can negatively impact—water important to Cargill’s business and to people and agriculture: water availability, water quality, and access particularly true for sectors heavily reliant on agriculture, like food, beverages, and textiles, or sectors Cargill draws together the worlds of food, agriculture, nutrition, and risk management. From small clean water is critical for agriculture and people and that agriculture is a major contributor to poor


WRI · 3 October 2022 English

This paper discusses a roadmap for growing more trees outside forests across India. It analyzes the main public policies that incentivize landholders to embrace agroforestry and other approaches to growing …

in rural areas are dependent on forestry and agriculture for their livelihoods and sustenance, landscape umbrella of the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA) (NMSA n.d.). ToF systems such as agroforestry with other efforts like the National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)–supported wadi Jacobi et al. 2017; Place et al. 2012). In the agriculture sector, for instance, while subsidies have spurred and land resources. Recent reports explore agriculture subsidies across the world to identify opportunities


Greens/EFA · 3 September 2022

charge of the Green Deal, Dear Mr Janusz Wojciechowski, Commissioner for Agriculture in charge of a modern and sustainable EU agriculture sectorThe war launched by Vladimir Putin against Ukraine has already concerns with current discussions  on the re-evaluation of elements of the Green Deal dedicated to agriculture, and in particular the Biodiversity and Farm To Fork strategies that risk fundamentally undermining have focused on the Ukraine crisis to call for a review of our objectives for the greening of agriculture, and even some “green” rules of the just adopted CAP regulation. These essential components of


WRI · 2 September 2022 English

Land restoration is an effective nature-based solution for combating rural poverty and climate change across Latin America. But without well-designed public incentives that reward farmers and forest managers for protecting …

Authors 30 About WRI 31 ABBREVIATIONS AFOLU agriculture, forestry, and other land use CIF Certificado National Planning Department) FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FONAFIFO agroforestry, silvopasture, and low- carbon agriculture actions and to leverage private sector resources nationally determined contribution targets in the agriculture, forestry, and other land use (AFOLU) sector etc.), more frequent forest fires, shifting agriculture, illegal logging, and rapid urban expansion


PMRC · 9 August 2022 English

It is therefore anchored by the supreme law of the land and this is evidence of the extreme importance attached to the welfare of the people and their role in …

road infrastructure, trading facilities and agriculture services. nn 20% to youth, women and community


The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change · 8 August 2022 English

As the world faces a looming food crisis, the Kremlin’s personnel have been on a charm offensive. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov set off on a tour of African countries …

three years ago, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The situation is already to focus on how Emmanuel Macron’s “Food and Agriculture Resilience Mission (FARM)”, established in What prioritise shipments of fertiliser, grain and other agriculture goods from Russia, which are exempt from sanctions


PCNS · 5 August 2022 French

Certes de nature différente de celui de la pandémie de la Covid-19, mais dont les conséquences pour l'économie mondiale viennent s'ajouter à celles de la crise sanitaire. [...] L'Egypte se …

transformation de l'agriculture africaine en une agriculture créatrice de richesses, seule façon d'assurer Policy Brief - N° 48/22 - Août 2022 6 II. Une agriculture africaine qui pourrait, à terme, tirer avantage l'environnement démographique et économique de cette agriculture (A), mettant en évidence l'urgence d'agir et % seulement dépassant les 10 hectares. Cette agriculture qui repose essentiellement sur la cellule familiale importations de cultures vivrières comme le blé. Cette agriculture répond donc à une double problématique, celle


Fondazione per la Sussidiarietà · 5 August 2022 English

Altbach e Hans de Wit1 Education The global challenges we are currently experiencing, mainly due to the phenome- na of pandemic and war in the heart of Europe, directly impact …

sectors face skills shortages, like healthcare and agriculture. Talent Partnerships will help match the skills



ERIA · 4 August 2022 English

The only exception involved the automotive industry, which has represented the main interest of technocrats from the Ministry of Industry and been the subject of concerted government efforts since the …

electronics; affluent, medical, and wellness tourism; agriculture and biotechnology; and food for the future, all Fund (B billion) % to total investment fund Agriculture and agricultural products 15.3 13.3 9.8 9.1 9 2020 (Jan–Sep) Total 14.8 13.5 7.1 13.9 25.5 Agriculture and agricultural products 1 4 4 6 3 Mining and


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