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Cassava is a key component in the diets of hundreds of millions of people in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Photo: Tadekwiki Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Tadekwiki Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Phosphorus and liming benefit cassava and ensure food security, researchers say

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Actions to reduce soil acidity and increase phosphorus availability boost cassava crop yields, one of the basic food components for hundreds of millions of people
As pollinators, bees interact with over 90% of the native plants. Photo: Mauricio Mercadante Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)Mauricio Mercadante Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Brazil bets on bees through urban beehives and honey gardens

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The government of the State of Paraná has decided to replicate the bee conservation project already developed in the capital Curitiba. An educational program that promotes the crucial role of these precious insects. 
In Africa, deforestation rates in areas managed by indigenous communities are lower than those recorded in protected areas under government control. Photo: maxpixel.net CC0 Public Domain Free for commercial use Link referral required https://www.maxpixel.net/Group-Women-Girls-Indigenous-Masai-Women-Maasai-6719908maxpixel.net CC0 Public Domain Free for commercial use Link referral required https://www.maxpixel.net/Group-Women-Girls-Indigenous-Masai-Women-Maasai-6719908

“Indigenous communities are the most effective shield against deforestation”

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In native populations lands deforestation rates may be 26% lower compared to other areas, British researchers say. In Africa, they also perform better than protected areas.
Commodity companies are among the main contributors to Amazon deforestation. Photo: Charles Edward Miller Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Investment funds don’t leave Brazil despite Amazon deforestation, FT writes

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According to the Financial Times, more than a year after the appeal against the Brazilian government, most of the major firms are still investing in companies linked to the deforestation of the Amazon
The Colombian capital Bogotá is home to several best circular practices promoted in Latin America. Photo: Felipe Ortega Grijalba Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Felipe Ortega Grijalba Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Latin America is the new benchmark for urban agriculture and land care

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From recycling to green building, from countering land consumption to urban gardens: here's how Latin America is becoming a leading player in the circular economy
Congo's forests are one of the largest global sinks of irrecoverable carbon. Photo: Marie Frechon. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Photo: Marie Frechon. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

“Irrecoverable carbon released from forests is driving climate change”

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The world stores at least 139 billion tons of carbon that once dispersed cannot be offset in time. Protection of endangered areas and indigenous communities is essential
Jequitibá and Jatobà trees in the municipality of Mococa, in the State of São Paulo. Brazil has the highest number of endangered species in the world. Photo: Mauro Halpern Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)Mauro Halpern Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

It’s not just the Amazon: one third of trees species in the world risks extinction

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From Asia to Europe 30% of trees species could disappear, says BGCI. Human activities and climate change under scrutiny. The solutions? Expanding protected areas and raising more funds
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

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NY Times investigation: in U.S. grasslands, new grazing strategies enable cows to preserve soil health.Carbon sequestration increases, scientists and activists approve
In areas of the Peruvian Amazon monitored by drones, deforestation was halved in one year. Photo (generic image): Yoly Gutierrez/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Yoly Gutierrez/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Smartphones and drones help indigenous communities fight deforestation

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Thanks to drones and satellite technology, the Peruvian Amazon has halved the deforestation of indigenous lands in one year.
A protest in front of Brazil's consulate in San Francisco, USA, in 2019. Campaigners' demands on President Jair Bolsonaro have been joined by large investors' pressure. Photo: Peg Hunter Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)Peg Hunter Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Financial firms put pressure on Bolsonaro: “Brazil must save the Amazon”

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A large group of investment funds asks Brazil for more commitment to the protection of its forests. FT: "It's time to give a signal".