Australia is betting on soil carbon sequestration. But according to an expert "the idea that the agricultural sector can offset fossil damage is pretty fanciful." Photo: John Englart Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)Photo: John Englart Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Soil carbon sequestration in Australia can’t offset emissions

,
Australia is focusing on soil carbon sequestration. But without a government u-turn in the fight against climate change, the agricultural sector will not be able to offset the damages of the fossil fuel industry
Climate mitigation in agriculture can bring total benefits of $360 billion. Photo: Hezekiel Gikambi Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Hezekiel Gikambi Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Changing agriculture would result in a 7% reduction in emissions

,
Climate mitigation in agriculture can bring $360 billion benefits according to a FAO/EBRD report. "We must pay farmers for the environmental services they provide".
With proper grazing management, cows can contribute to the health of the soil by increasing its ability to sequester carbon. Photo: pxhere CC0 1.0 Universalpxhere CC0 1.0 Universal

Cowboys for future. Here’s how cows and ranchers are fighting against climate change

,
NY Times investigation: in U.S. grasslands, new grazing strategies enable cows to preserve soil health.Carbon sequestration increases, scientists and activists approve
Salt-affected land in the Syrdaryo region in eastern Uzbekistan. The former Soviet republic is one of the hardest hit countries by soil salinization. Photo: Milo Mitchell Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Milo Mitchell Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

“Excess salt threatens up to 50% of global crops”

,
Salt overdose in world soils may impact on the lives of 1.5 billion people. But some best practices can help us solve the problem, FAO says
The use of horses in tillage operations helps to ensure soil health. Photo: Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0)

French horses replace tractors to become soil doctors

,
Three hundred French winegrowers rely on animal traction to till the soil. An unusual choice which generates benefits for soil health and more
Dal 1990 ad oggi le emissioni dell'industria alimentare globale sono aumentate dell'8%. Foto: Pxfuel Free for commercial use, DMCA https://www.pxfuel.com/en/free-photo-oimhn

“Food system generates one third of all human-caused GHG emissions”

,
Historically underestimated, emissions from pre- and post-production activities weigh strongly on estimates of food industry's total climate footprint. Mr. Tubiello (FAO): "Zero balance is no longer enough, we need to reduce the impact of all sectors."
Agriculture, U.S. organizations explain, "needs a collections of practices tailored for each region, climate, soil type, and farming system." Photo: Pxhere CC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution requiredPxhere CC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution required

Three U.S. soil associations unveil seven proposals for climate-resilient agriculture

,
Proposals from U.S. experts: data use, effective communication, specific solutions, collaboration and more. The goal? Changing agriculture to tackle climate change.
Global subsidies to agriculture are worth $540 billion, or 15% of production value. Agribusiness remains the main beneficiary. Photo: Pxhere CC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution requiredPxhere CC0 Public Domain Free for personal and commercial use No attribution required

Global agriculture is supported by $470 bn in harmful subsidies, FAO says

,
87% of global agricultural subsidies lead to price distortions, climate damage and social inequality. That's why we must rethink them in a sustainable way. As some governments are already doing
Pandemic gave a major boost to the proliferation of gardening and urban agriculture. Photo: John Breslin CC0 Public DomainJohn Breslin CC0 Public Domain

California shows golden rules for urban agriculture and sustainable gardening

,
The gardening boom since 2020 offers great opportunities. But caring for urban gardens without wasting resources requires attention.
Food waste use is essential for compost production. Photo: Max Pixel CC0 Public Domain Free for commercial use Link referral required https://www.maxpixel.net/Ecology-Waste-Fertilizer-Compost-Garden-Nature-6053136Max Pixel CC0 Public Domain Free for commercial use Link referral required https://www.maxpixel.net/Ecology-Waste-Fertilizer-Compost-Garden-Nature-6053136

US compost industry could get $2 bn brand new government funds

,
A bill seeks to unlock $200 million federal funds per year for 10 years to support compost producers in the United States.