Press review - March 8, 2018

NBCNEWS

Babcock Ranch, sustainable town

How do you build a sustainable town? The story of this little Florida community explains which precautions one must adopt when given the opportunity to design from scratch a new urban settlement that aims to save water and energy.

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AllAfrica

Here's why Egypt's Nile river is in danger

In order to improve the productivity of African countries, suitable financing programs are needed. AllAfrica explains how an ad hoc economic program, developed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, aims at improving farming productivity in the country.

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WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Blue carbon and coastal ecosystems

Three billion people depend on the health of the coastal ecosystem of seas and oceans. Huge amounts of carbon are also stored along the coast. The WEF explains how breaking this balance can create economic disaster and destroy the source of food of entire populations.

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FAO

Women in agriculture, a real resource for the future

The stories of women who benefited from the United Nations' empowerment programs shows the importance of making room for women's initiatives in agriculture, as they are often the only possible defense against worsening conditions for their families and villages.

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WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Urban farming, a solution for food sustainability

Is it possible to produce food using less water and less energy than needed for an open field crop? For some crops, urban farming could be the solution. Sweden is at the forefront of these developments, with its 'agritecture' projects, which blend modern farming techniques with architecture that is suitable for urban farming.

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