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All abuzz about bees
14 August, 2018
All abuzz about bees
The Department of Agriculture, working with bee associations in the Western Cape, has released a new strategy aimed at ensuring the sustainability of the bee population in the province. The honeybee is as important to agriculture as water, land and air. read more
This tiny worm has saved South African companies more than R400 million
10 August, 2018
This tiny worm has saved South African companies more than R400 million
Every Monday, scientists at the University of Pretoria's biological control facility send small plastic sandwich bags containing a cloudy liquid and more than 6-million microscopic worms, called nematodes to pine plantations all over the country. read more
UN agriculture agency digs in to help forests and farms build resilience to climate change
30 July, 2018
UN agriculture agency digs in to help forests and farms build resilience to climate change
On Friday, the Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) and partners launched the second stage of a successful international partnership that supports forest and farm producer organizations across Africa, Asia and Latin America during the gathering, known as COFO 24. read more
Before These Caterpillars Become Moths, They Unite to Destroy Forests
24 July, 2018
Caterpillars Become Moths
A caterpillar that's been rarely observed in the wild is about to join with another species of inch worms to wreak destruction upon two national forests in New Mexico. The culprit, called& Janet's looper caterpillar, feeds on the needles of high-elevation fir and spruce trees. read more
Batting for bats: their vital role in forestry
18 July, 2018
Batting for bats: their vital role in forestry
The paperbark trees remember the rain of months ago. Now, in the chill of mid-winter, their creamy flowers are in spectacular abundance. The number of nectar-eating flying foxes at the Byron Bay camp suddenly increase. How do they all know this blossom fest is on? read more
Repositioning forests in rural economic development
17 July, 2018
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Every time we pick out a new end table or order a burger, there could be an impact on forests. Rising incomes and ensuing changes of lifestyle and consumer demands, particularly in the world's skyrocketing Asian markets, don't come without taxes on the environment. read more
Forests: The greenest pastures?
11 July, 2018
Forests: The greenest pastures?
Ethiopia - How can you keep farms productive for generations while reducing the impact on the environment? In sub-Saharan Africa, the answer might be forests - and cow poo. Agricultural intensification - producing more food on less land. read more
Forests and trees are key for a sustainable future
11 July, 2018
 Forests and trees are key for a sustainable future
ROME - Time is running out for the world's forests, whose total area is shrinking by the day, warns a new FAO report urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who rely on them. read more
History teaches us that careful thought must go into planting trees
6 July, 2018
History teaches us that careful thought must go into planting trees
The idea that forests increase rainfall is an old idea that has inspired scientists and the public for centuries. Over 500 years ago, Christopher Columbus came to believe that the American tropics had heavy, continuous afternoon rain because of its dense vegetation. read more
How increasingly severe El Ninos are threatening tropical forests around the world
30 June, 2018
How increasingly severe El Ninos are threatening tropical forests around the world
In the summer of 2014, governments across tropical Asia readied for a looming weather and political emergency-potential droughts, crop failures, and food shortages that could stress developing world nations and challenge their ability to respond. read more

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