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Climate cheese: Menu changes to fight global warming

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 15:45

Anywhere from 14-50% of greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, but its decarbonisation is not on the EU agenda. Here's why and what needs to be done.

Europe and Central Asia Ireland Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Why agriculture is the greatest threat to European biodiversity

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:20

More than half of European bird species use farmland habitats. So why are Member States calling agriculture the "single greatest threat to biodiversity"?

Europe and Central Asia

Intensive agriculture, Denmark

EU admits failing its own targets for protecting nature

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 11:45

The mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 has today been published by the European Commission – and it shows only limited progress has been made on many of the key targets set at the start of this decade, with a complete failure to address unsustainable agriculture.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Migrant birds losing breeding grounds to poor farm management

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 09:07

Up to 65% of migratory birds depend on farmlands for breeding or for resting and feeding. But unhelpful policies and poor implementation are making their lives difficult.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Pesticide Spraying

Guidelines for bird-sensitive agriculture released

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 15:18

In an effort to address threats caused by unsustainable agriculture practices and to help the agriculture sector with bird conservation, the BirdLife-led MSB project has developed a set of guidelines for bird-sensitive agriculture development.

Middle East Djibouti Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

“Simplification”? Not the solution for European agriculture

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 09:57

Simplification is one of President Juncker’s dubious buzzwords. In the era of “deregulation” it effectively translates to more and more exemptions which allow farmers and land managers to not deliver for nature.

Europe and Central Asia

Fuel-efficient stoves, farmer's group initiatives and a Conservation Manual: a sustainable reality for the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project - Part 3

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 13:47

One of the first CEPF-funded small grants in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot is delivering results already - read all about the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project in Mozambique! (part 3 of 3)

Africa Mozambique

Crop covers, the A-Frame and the 'Gampani' method! A sustainable reality for the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project - Part 2

Tue, 22/04/2014 - 13:20

One of the first CEPF-funded small grants in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot is delivering results already - read all about the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project in Mozambique! (part 2 of 3)

Africa Mozambique

Agriculture in Africa and the Middle East can pose serious threats to migratory birds (Neil Palmer; CIAT)

Experts join forces for profitable and bird friendly agriculture development

Wed, 16/04/2014 - 15:38

Agriculture is one of the most productive sectors in the Rift Valley / Red Sea flyway region, serving as the economic backbone of many countries who are still struggling to catapult themselves from poverty and achieve food security for their risin

Africa Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Seeds and crop rotation! A sustainable reality for the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project - Part 1

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 07:52

One of the first CEPF-funded small grants in the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot is delivering results already - read all about the Manda Wilderness Agricultural Project in Mozambique! (part 1 of 3)

Africa Mozambique

Seed diversity in need of help – sign the letter

Tue, 24/04/2012 - 14:35

Take a stand for an environmentally and consumer friendly S&PM regulation (Seed and Plant Propagating Material): add your signature to the European civil society open letter. Thank you in advance for your support!

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

CAP to keep pumping cash into EU’s most environmentally harmful farms, reveals leaked proposal

Mon, 19/09/2011 - 12:28

Environmental NGOs and farmers have condemned leaked plans to greenwash the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Europe and Central Asia