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In Belize, farmers turn away from slash and burn agriculture

Small farmers around the world burn woodlands to create fertile fields, releasing vast amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. In Belize, one project wants to move farmers away from this old method toward greener pastures.Project goal: Supporting small farms to become more sustainable and to replace old, polluting machinery Project implementation: Farmers are learning environmentally …

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Germany’s farmers feel the heat of climate change

German farmers are no strangers to the elements, but this summer has brought home the realities of climate change, and the need to start adapting. How can farmers adapt to the changing conditions?Carved into a block of wood and given pride of place in the parlor of an old farmhouse 100 or so kilometers (around …

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Bears versus farmers

Corn and goats are the snacks of choice for spectacled bears. But their eating habits are bringing them into conflict with disgruntled farmers in Peru. Some groups there are trying to smooth over bear-human Relations.

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German farmers to profit most from EU financial aid

EU agriculture ministers have said German farmers are to get the biggest chunk of a special aid package. It’s designed to compensate them for rapidly dwindling milk and pork prices as a result of overcapacities. At their regular meeting in Luxembourg, EU agriculture ministers on Tuesday agreed Germany should get 69.2 million euros ($78.2 million) …

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World food prices plunge to new low

World food commodity prices in August logged their largest monthly drop since December 2008, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday – unwelcome news for Europe’s struggling farmers

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