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Agroforestry Gives Kenyan Indigenous Community a Lifeline

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  • The Cherangani people of Kenya were for generations reliant on the forest for hunting, gathering and agroforestry — a way of life that was curtailed by the colonial government.
  • Today, Cherangani communities living on the edge of the forest have returned to their traditions, intercropping avocado, bean and coffee plants among trees that help reduce water runoff and soil erosion, and improve nutrient cycling.
  • The return to agroforestry has had wide-ranging benefits, from helping the communities improve their livelihoods, to minimizing human-animal conflicts by providing a buffer of fruit trees between the farms and forest.
  • The project has received $5 million in funding, which is expected to provide training to more than 2,000 households on forest conservation and agroforestry techniques.
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  • The Cherangani people of Kenya were for generations reliant on the forest for hunting, gathering and agroforestry — a way of life that was curtailed by the colonial government.
  • Today, Cherangani communities living on the edge of the forest have returned to their traditions, intercropping avocado, bean and coffee plants among trees that help reduce water runoff and soil erosion, and improve nutrient cycling.
  • The return to agroforestry has had wide-ranging benefits, from helping the communities improve their livelihoods, to minimizing human-animal conflicts by providing a buffer of fruit trees between the farms and forest.
  • The project has received $5 million in funding, which is expected to provide training to more than 2,000 households on forest conservation and agroforestry techniques.

A Feast for Iguanas

By Amy Zlatic Corporate Content Marketing Editor
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Judging by their facial expressions, it’s hard to impress iguanas. The reptiles look like they are in a perpetual state of apathy, and possibly harboring a slow-burning grudge. In Guatemala, they had every reason to look like that.

Ways Farmers Support Biodiversity on the Farm

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Farmers realize the importance of biodiversity. Thanks to the combined efforts of many groups in agriculture, farmers today have access to a variety of tools and practices that help them grow crops in a sustainable way that protects biodiversity.

Revealing Food's Hidden Costs: New Framework for Food and Agriculture

Press Release

New Delhi, INDIA - June 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- A new report released today offers a ground-breaking platform to evaluate the real costs and benefits—including environmental, health, and social impacts—of our agriculture and food systems.

Wynn Resorts Issues 2017 Global Sustainability Report

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Wynn Resorts today issued its 2017 Global Sustainability Report, providing a comprehensive view of the Company’s commitment to responsible business practices, corporate culture, environmental protection, and community service. The report also outlines several new initiatives supporting employee diversity and gender equity at the Company, reinforcing why Wynn Resorts continues to remain the industry employer of choice.

World Bee Day Deserves All the Buzz It's Getting

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Honey bees and other pollinators are essential for the reproduction of more than 85% of the world' flowering plants, and much of the food we eat.  As a result, these creatures are essential players in support of Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 15 (Life on Land).  But they are under threat from such factors as land use changes, agriculture chemicals, large-scale monoculture and climate change.

Uganda Will Use Trees on Farms to Meet National Biodiversity Targets

Trees on farms in Uganda are the focus of a new strategy aimed at increasing biodiversity on agricultural land
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Expansion of agriculture is one of the main drivers of global deforestation and loss of habitat. Like many other countries in the world, Uganda has experienced severe deforestation, with forest cover declining by nearly 60 percent from about 5 million hectares in 1990 to just under 2 million in 2015.

LIVE Twitter Chat on #BiodiversityandAg with Monsanto on June 22nd, 2018

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Please join us for a LIVE 1-hour Twitter chat with Monsanto and the Keystone Center on #BiodiversityandAg – an important topic, especially considering the role pollinators have in the food industry’s global supply chain.

The Chat, hosted by 3BL Media and TriplePundit, is on Friday, June 22, at 11am ET / 8am PT / 4pm BT

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Please join us for a LIVE 1-hour Twitter chat with Monsanto and the Keystone Center on #BiodiversityandAg – an important topic, especially considering the role pollinators have in the food industry’s global supply chain.

The Chat, hosted by 3BL Media and TriplePundit, is on Friday, June 22, at 11am ET / 8am PT / 4pm BT

Students Transform 10-Acres of Forest & Highlight Forest Protection

Mother’s Day Event Commemorates Achievement with Unveiling and Art
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On May 9th, high school students from Interlochen Arts Academy and California artists Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien unveiled two large art installations created within the pine tree plantation on Interlochen’s campus in Northern Michigan.

How Much Carbon Dioxide Is Emitted From Smallholders' Farms on Peatland?

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Walking on Indonesian peat that has been drained is like walking on a thick, bouncy, rubber mat. There are some 20.6 million hectares of peatland in Indonesia, nearly half the global total. That’s a little more than the area of Belarus and a little less than Ghana.

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