Blog for People, Food and Nature

October 16, 2014

Growing Food and Biodiversity

Sam Quinn The Farm at Sunnyside

Food production and biological conservation may often appear to be at odds, but both share poignant similarities. Farming today faces its own diversity crisis—mirroring precipitous declines in biological diversity, fewer and fewer crops account for an ever-growing proportion of our diet. Thanks to this growing understanding of the inseparable link between wild species and far ...
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August 1, 2014

Close to Home: Exploring Three of Virginia’s Working Landscapes

Jes Walton EcoAgriculture Partners

This blog often focuses on the geographies and management techniques of faraway (from our headquarters in Washington, DC) lands like the Eastern High Atlas of Morocco or Northern Tanzania’s culturally and ecologically unique Maasai Steppe Heartlands. But, this week, EcoAgriculture Partners’ staff ventured out into the field to explore several landscapes closer to our home ...
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June 3, 2013

Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Relieving Hunger and Restoring Nature

Elizabeth Migongo-Bake UN Environment Keith Alverson Richard Munang

With global population approaching 9 billion by 2050, huge demand will be placed on governments and the environment to provide sufficient food. Already, the world is searching for solutions to a series of global challenges unprecedented in their scale and complexity. Food insecurity, malnutrition, climate change, rural poverty and environmental degradation are all among them. [ ...
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