1TP3Agriculture

L’agroécologie est-elle rentable ?

Pollutions diffuses, atteintes à la biodiversité liées à l’usage des pesticides, émissions de CO2, mais aussi faiblesse des revenus de nombreux agriculteurs… bien que l’agriculture conventionnelle assure notre sécurité alimentaire, elle présente aujourd’hui de nombreuses et graves vulnérabilités. Des fragilités qui se renforcent avec le dérèglement climatique, synonyme de sécheresses

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German Green MEPs promote CRISPR and genetic engineering in agriculture

German Green MEPs promote CRISPR and genetic engineering in agriculture

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A group of German Green MEPs supports the use of genetic engineering techniques, which they believe could make a significant contribution to sustainable development. This is a novel approach that runs counter to the position that environmentalists usually take on this subject. In a forum on 10 June, the 22 signatories - who

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AgriCulture(s) | Policy, Technology, Funding : What levers for action and what solutions to adapt agriculture to environmental challenges?

L’agence Rumeur Publique organise une matinée de réflexion le mercredi 25 mars, de 8h30 à 12h30, pour confronter la parole des acteurs de l’écosystème (agriculteurs, pouvoirs publics, entreprises technologiques, fédérations, ONG, financeurs et assureurs) sur les solutions face à l’urgence d’adapter l’agriculture aux défis d’aujourd’hui et de demain. Trois tables

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Carbon storage, agro-ecology to save the climate

::: 28/02 – À l’occasion de sa journée de conférence dédiée aux propositions agronomiques de l’agroécologie, le vendredi 28 février, « Pour une Agriculture du Vivant » réunit experts et acteurs de terrain lors d’une table-ronde sur les enjeux et la méthode pour « reterritorialiser » l’enjeu carbone. L’objectif est

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Seed release

Advocacy for seed release

Since the end of the Second World War, and especially since 1981, a situation rent had been set up for the benefit of a club of a few agrochemical and agricultural giants such as Bayer and Monsanto, under the pretext of "ensuring security for users",

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Spreading pesticides: distances from stupidity

It was not a good idea to find out this Saturday about the government's decision to set the minimum distance between homes and pesticide application areas at 5 or 10 metres. I was in the middle of reading the book "Psychology of bullshit" (1). And now we're swimming in

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power

A call to the food giants: Put biodiversity on our plates!

In France, the current industrial agricultural model is impoverishing biodiversity, depriving farmers of the ecological services provided by nature and ultimately threatening our ability to feed ourselves. We must therefore accelerate the agro-ecological transition from input-dependent agriculture. To do this, the Noé association is asking, through

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agroforestry

Trees to the rescue of biodiversity and agricultural yields

World specialists in agroforestry, an ancestral practice associating trees and crops that has been abandoned for several decades in favour of intensive agriculture, are meeting in congress this week to discuss ecological solutions to the agri-food challenge. Until May 23, researchers, farmers, scientists, political and economic decision-makers from some 100 countries are meeting,

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climate resources

Drought in France: towards early water restrictions?

Precious resource, the water will run out. And, faced with the risk of drought forecast for this year 2019, after the rather severe drought of 2018, the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition wants to put in place a number of preventive and indispensable measures in France, as concern is being felt. Indeed, the

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