Public participation has been found to increase voluntary cash contributions for the construction of schools in Ugandan sub-counties.
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Public participation increased the quality and quantity of some public services, though not in all sectors, and some services were affected more than others.
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Evidence shows that farms that share landscapes with wild nature, such as remnant forests and trees, benefit from the ecosystem services provided.
The Batwa community are believed to be one of the original inhabitants of the Equatorial Forest in the Great Lakes Region.
Despite being highly affected by a changing climate, Uganda's Batwa community lack voice, agency and influence in climate adaptation planning and actions.
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Improved seeds can alleviate a food security crisis deepened by COVID-19.
Will President Biden achieve something no other president has: an end to food insecurity?
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The United States has a robust food supply chain and a social safety net in place that could, if fully utilized, nearly eliminate hunger within its borders.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden, U.S. vice president at the time, walk down the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in December 2016.
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Closer political ties between Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau likely means a more constructive and co-operative approach to solving challenges between the two countries in the agri-food sector.
Food farmed in tropical and Mediterranean climates comes at a higher cost to biodiversity than that grown elsewhere.
Proponents of the new laws claim they will help India’s agricultural sector, but small, rural farmers fear losing their livelihoods.
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New agriculture laws in India could adversely impact the lives of millions of small farmers who struggle with low wages. Farmers are right to protest against laws that jeopardize their livelihoods.
Young Kenyans typically see farming playing some role in their future, although few respondents want only to farm.
Young people typically see farming playing some role in their future as they prefer to remain in their rural homes, although few respondents want only to farm.
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Plant scientists hope to avoid a repeat of the GM foods debate from two decades ago.
President Joe Biden talked about healing the rifts and uniting America in his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 2021.
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A new federal antipoverty program for both rural and urban areas is part of the solution, but the power of Big Ag, lack of internet and struggling towns need attention, too.
Fruit and vegetables at a market in Kenya. The WHO is pushing for consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, fish and unsaturated fats.
When a pandemic hits, questions that immediately arise include what impact there will be on public health, the economy and other aspects of society. Another set of questions involves response priorities…
Numbats are among 20 mammals on the federal government’s priority list.
The first Threatened Species Strategy fizzled out last year without making a big difference to conservation. With the next strategy due to roll out this year, let's look at what needs to change.
Researchers have unearthed a 'biological switch' which could boost crop yield worldwide.
Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
The process that brought you your morning latte could have produced half a kilogram of CO₂.
Agricultural mechanisation can reduce work burden, increase prosperity and enhance diets.
Agricultural mechanisation can be accompanied with appropriate policies that help to harness its potentials while minimising potential negative effects.
Madagascar is a hotspot for biodiversity – and deforestation.
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Our research shows we could feed the world sustainably – but conservation will have to become a lot more proactive.
The Amazon rainforest meets soybean fields in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country.
Despite the many jobs on offer, agriculture courses are struggling to attract students. A visionary curriculum is needed that is as exciting, diverse and challenging as the sector itself is becoming.