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26 February, 2015
31 March 2015, Brussels   The Forum for the Future of Agriculture has a programme of activity focused on the food and environmental security agenda, across Europe and the world.    The main platform is the annual...
Blogs
26 February, 2015
Humanity is facing a new phase of sustainability challenges because over the past two centuries human activities have influenced both earth’s climate and ecosystems. At a global scale climate change has received most of the...
Blogs
24 February, 2015
Mountains are often referred to as ‘Water Towers’ as they provide fresh water to people and biodiversity. The Himalayan region is one of the few hot spots where several big rivers originate and supply water to hundreds of...
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16 February, 2015
In rural China making a living from the land had long been a struggle for local communities. But in the late 1970s reforms were brought in which allowed farmers to adopt modern agricultural techniques including the use of...
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16 February, 2015
The inaugural GeoSciences Planet Earth distinguished lecture will be given by Professor Guy M Poppy, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Food Standard Agency (FSA).   Date: Monday, 27 April, 2015 Speaker: Professor Guy M Poppy...
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27 January, 2015
Bolivia is rich in natural assets, from the vast forests of the Amazon to the high peaks of Andes. As well supporting high biodiversity, its natural landscape also provides important ecosystem services that underpin human...
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21 January, 2015
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has issued a call for proposals for projects designed to empower indigenous peoples' communities in rural areas. The grants will be provided through IFAD's Indigenous...
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15 January, 2015
A new paper by ESPA-funded researchers from the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium (DDDAC) has raised some important insights and difficult questions about the spread of Lassa Fever. The disease, like Ebola, is a...
Blogs
15 January, 2015
Water management has historically focused on resource allocation between domestic supply, food production, generating power and supporting industry, to produce direct benefits to people through economic growth or poverty...
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15 January, 2015
An Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA)-funded research project has contributed to a top award for Principal Investigator Dr Julia Jones, Senior Lecturer in Conservation Science at Bangor University. The prestigious...

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