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Oil exploration blocked in Supreme Court ruling on Indigenous rights

Ottawa – The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled unanimously in favour of the Inuit hamlet of Clyde River in its case to stop oil exploration in the Canadian Arctic. 255 more words

Natural Resources Management

Bringing agriculture and nutrition together

The UN sustainable development goals launched in 2015 consists of seventeen objectives that aim to build a better planet – the goals are varied ranging from zero hunger to clean water and sanitation. 623 more words

Natural Resources Management

New Partnership Program to Benefit Farmers, Environment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) partnered with the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District (HPWD) and six other underground water districts for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, known as RCPP, to help farmers remotely monitor soil moisture. 629 more words

Industry

Need a layered approach to aligning wage employment and crop insurance schemes

A report by the International Institute for Environment and Development makes a case for promoting better alignment between the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) and Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS). 762 more words

Agriculture

Some basic employment, but a long way to go

As per a recent paper in Development Policy Review, 2017, the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), in order to enhance food security and well-being through employment in India, needs to explore longer-term solutions for employment security. 622 more words

Agriculture

Ahar pynes can help revive agriculture in south Bihar

An in depth account of the indigenous floodwater harvesting system prevalent in South Bihar and the need to undertake its renovation & management.

Ahar pynes are traditional floodwater harvesting systems indigenous to South Bihar [1], and have been the most important source of irrigation in this region. 1,687 more words

Agriculture

Delhi declaration on agrobiodiversity management

The first International Agrobiodiversity Congress held in New Delhi, India, from 6 to 9 November, 2016 was attended by over 900 participants from 60 countries. Delegates discussed various aspects of conservation, management, access and use of agrobiodiversity in 16 technical sessions, four satellite sessions, a genebank roundtable, a public forum, a farmers’ forum and poster sessions. 584 more words

Agriculture