UN agriculture agency digs in to help forests and farms build resilience to climate change
30 July, 2018
On Friday, the Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) and partners launched
the second stage of a successful international partnership that supports
forest and farm producer organizations across Africa, Asia and Latin
America during the gathering, known as COFO 24.
Before These Caterpillars Become Moths, They Unite to Destroy Forests
24 July, 2018
A caterpillar that's been rarely observed in the wild is about to join
with another species of inch worms to wreak destruction upon two
national forests in New Mexico. The culprit, called& Janet's looper
caterpillar, feeds on the needles of high-elevation fir and spruce trees.
Batting for bats: their vital role in forestry
18 July, 2018
The paperbark trees remember the rain of months ago. Now, in the chill
of mid-winter, their creamy flowers are in spectacular abundance. The
number of nectar-eating flying foxes at the Byron Bay camp suddenly
increase. How do they all know this blossom fest is on?
Repositioning forests in rural economic development
17 July, 2018
Every time we pick out a new end table or order a burger, there could be
an impact on forests. Rising incomes and ensuing changes of lifestyle
and consumer demands, particularly in the world's skyrocketing Asian
markets, don't come without taxes on the environment.
Forests: The greenest pastures?
11 July, 2018
Ethiopia - How can you keep farms productive for generations while
reducing the impact on the environment? In sub-Saharan Africa, the
answer might be forests - and cow poo. Agricultural intensification - producing more food on less land.
Forests and trees are key for a sustainable future
11 July, 2018
ROME - Time is running out for the world's forests, whose total area is
shrinking by the day, warns a new FAO report urging governments to
foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who
rely on them.
History teaches us that careful thought must go into planting trees
6 July, 2018
The idea that forests increase rainfall is an old idea that has inspired
scientists and the public for centuries. Over 500 years ago,
Christopher Columbus came to believe that the American tropics had
heavy, continuous afternoon rain because of its dense vegetation.