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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Nature-Based Solutions in Latin America and The Caribbean: Regional Status and Priorities …

WRI · 10 December 2021 English

This paper discusses how the Latin American and Caribbean region is on the verge of a transition from experimenting with nature-based solutions (NBS) to adopting it on a much wider …

create permanent jobs in the communities through agriculture and agrofor- estry interventions that require NBS projects—to El Sal- vador’s Ministry of Agriculture and Ranching, and to the Bolivian Ministry of


Business Air Travel and Climate: Changing Behaviors Before, During, and Beyond the …

WRI · 10 December 2021 English

This paper discusses how applied behavioral science can translate recent travel reductions into long-term organizational and sector-wide practices and policies that decrease harmful aviation emissions by supporting reduced air travel.

sectors includ- ing transportation, energy, and agriculture.11 From March to April 2020, there was a drastic


Nature-Based Solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean: Financing Mechanisms for Replication

WRI · 10 December 2021 English

This paper aims to connect unmet nature-based solutions (NBS) investment needs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) with new financial resources. It highlights five strategies that leverage private capital …

commodities for domestic consumption or export (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, etc.), support tourism finance in 2017–18 over 2015–16, the forestry, agriculture, and natural resource sectors only secured 3


Nature-Based Solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean: Support From the Inter-American …

WRI · 10 December 2021 English

Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) face a substantial investment gap in their work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to …

the Bank’s operations, including forestry, agriculture, and tourism. Incorporating NBS into conventional benefiting sectors in this graph include forestry, agriculture, and tourism. Source: Authors. 0 100 200 economies, especially those heavily reliant on agriculture. The recent addition of water to commod- ity “Other” benefiting sectors include forestry, agriculture, or tourism. Source: Authors. 3 2 3 6


On Equal Ground: Promising Practices for Realizing Women’s Rights in Collectively Held …

WRI · 2 November 2021 English

Full Executive Summary available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Bahasa, and Nepali. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes equal and secure land rights for women as integral to attaining …

community forest, ecotourism area, and communal agriculture area. ▪ The community forest and ecotourism forest products (NTFPs) for domestic use. The agriculture area is carved into plots that members can hold implemented by IUCN- ROWA, the Ministry of Agriculture, and AWO. Women are aware of their rights


The Role of Science in Mental Health: Insights from the Wellcome Global …

Wellcome · 20 October 2021 English

The Wellcome Global Monitor aimed to find out how important mental health is to people across the globe and their views on science’s role in addressing mental health problems. It …

generally spending much of their time outdoors – agriculture is the largest economic sector in the region


Appraisal Program Information Document (PID) - Philippines Promoting Competitiveness and Enhancing Resilience …

World Bank Group · 15 October 2021 English

in 2020 owing to broad-based reductions in agriculture, industry and services activities. There are



Vietnam - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P153544- Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience …

World Bank Group · 14 October 2021 English

Agency(ies): a Mau Provincial ODA & NGO PMU for Agriculture and Rural Development WORKS Activity Reference



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