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Farmers spend a lot of time and money controlling weeds and other pests, and often have to turn to chemical fumigants to keep the most destructive pests at bay. Farmers also wrestle with what to do with low-value byproducts of crop production, such as skin, seeds and hulls from fruit, vegetable and nut processing.

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Cattle in integrated system with forests seek less water

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The canary melons that leave the Jaguaribe-Açu region - the main Brazilian region producing the fruit - emit half the amount of greenhouse gases that Italian melons cultivated in the region of Sicily, Italy, release into the atmosphere.

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In the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires, INTA technicians promote the adoption of this technique, which uses water instead of soil in the family garden. Improvements are made and health problems are reduced.

 

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This paper develops theoretical and quantitative analysis to identify the potential synergies and trade-offs inherent in various policy instruments that address agricultural productivity, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and water quality objectives.