A global assessment of the structure and function of the crop microbiome is urgently needed for the development of effective and rationally designed microbiome technologies for sustainable agriculture. Such an effort will provide new knowledge on the key ecological and evolutionary interactions between plant species and their microbiomes that can be harnessed for increasing agriculture productivity.Crop microbiome and sustainable agriculture…
Jeffrey Sachs – President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University Food Systems and Land-use Panel – Jillian Campbell – Head of Monitoring, Review, and Reporting, UN Convention on Biological Diversity Jessica Fanzo- Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Food Policy and Ethics, Johns Hopkins University Ashish Kothari – Environmentalist and Founder of Kalpavriksh Michael Obersteiner – Director, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Who drives the European food sector towards more sustainability in the future? This is the key question of our new study within the EU-Horizon-2020 project “FOX – Processing food in a box”. The study develops “3 scenarios for Europes food sector in 2035”. This video presents the first scenario “Policy secures sustainability” and imagines a future world where the states own agricultural land, produce food suited to local conditions and care for the well-being of its citizens.
In Northern Canada, the Climate Action Youth Ambassador Program joined forces with the Yukon Indigenous Community Climate Change Champion (YIC4) training event held in Whitehorse, November 27–30th, 2017. YIC4 welcomed 25 Indigenous youth from across the Yukon as well as four guest youth from NWT and Nunatsiavut. The training, hosted by the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research, focused on building a strong foundation of Indigenous and scientific knowledge about the causes and effects of and adaptation strategies for climate change.