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Rapid population and economic growth are destroying biological diversity—especially in the tropics. This was reported by a research team led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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UNITED NATIONS, Jan 21 2019 (IPS) - While the modern agricultural system has helped stave off famines and feed the world’s 7 billion residents, the way we eat and produce food is posing a threat to future populations’ food security. With an expected increase in population to 10 billion in 2050, ensuring food security is more important than

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Experts in Chile created an intelligent system to know in real time everything related to the flow of rivers, the snow available in the Andes, the state of the ground water (underground layers of water) and local temperatures.

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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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The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Papalotla Group, a leading company worldwide in the production of improved seeds for hybrid pastures, signed the agreement "Sustainable intensification for environmental benefit".

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In a changing agricultural scenario, characterized by greater environmental protection, climate change and scarcity of irrigation water, the INIA Rice Genetic Improvement Program aims to establish an increasingly sustainable crop, implementing new production methods.