PRESS REVIEW - APRIL 24/30, 2021

New York Times

Commitment to protecting tropical forests grows

Britain, Norway and the United States have declared that they will join forces with some of the world’s biggest companies in an attempt to raise over 1 billion dollars for countries that can show they are lowering emissions by protecting tropical forests. The goal is to make forests more economically valuable than they would be if the land were cleared for timber and agriculture. 

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FAO

Small family farmers produce a third of the world's food

According to an FAO study published in World Development, five of every six farms in the world consist of less than two hectares, operate around 12 percent of all agricultural land, and produce roughly 35 percent of the world's food. Smallholders' contributions to food supply varies enormously between countries, with the share as high as 80 percent in China. 

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Washington Examiner

US funds the poorest countries in the fight against climate change

During the Climate Summit on April 22, President Biden announced that by 2024 the United States will double the annual public funds given to developing countries. The U.S. will also triple its funding for global efforts to help countries adapt to the impacts of climate change. 

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Bloomberg

Consumers are increasingly interested in regenerative farming

There is growing interest among consumers in regenerative farming, which relies on crop rotation and sustainable management of the soil. Cash crops are alternated with cover crops, like alfalfa and peas. Roots are left in the ground while plant cover is cut or consumed by grazing animals. The natural vegetation suppresses weed growth as it turns to mulch, allowing the soil to retain nutrients usually depleted by traditional farming The result is a great way to grow food with less energy, less water, and no chemical fertilizers. 

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World Food Program

Food crises worsens in Mozambique

The escalating conflict in the north of the country is endangering the survival of thousands of people. According the World Food Programme, almost 21 percent of displaced children under 5, and 18 percent of host children are underweight. At the same time, the rates of chronic malnutrition, which has lifelong consequences, range between 50 percent among displaced children and 41 percent among children in host communities 

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Nazioni Unite

There is a link between climate change and migration

According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), weather-related crises have triggered more than twice as much displacement as conflict and violence in the past decade. Since 2010, climate emergencies have forced an average of 21.5 million people to move every year.  

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