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Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition

Forests could save the planet, we all know that. But a new United Nations-backed report on the link between forests and food production and nutrition says that woodlands could be the key to ending hunger

Food security and biofuels: forget about land… problem is yields!

A new study using information from FAO since 1961 to now, has demonstrated that the world has around 3 billion hectares of land not in competition with food.

Best examples on how biomass can avoid deforestation and improve food security

We have selected most recent peer-reviewed publications showing that biomass stoves implementation can improve household income and reduce deforestation caused by uncontrolled fuelwood collection.  

Non-food biomass in US to reach 1bn ton in 2040

Non-food Biomass plantations would take a major role in United States bioeconomy during next decades. 

Biofuels: FAO asks to finish “food vs fuel” debate

Biofuels should not be considered a theat anymore as FAO Director, Graziano Da Silva, claimed yesterday in Berlin at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture. 

Sustainable agriculture to combat the effects of El Niño in the Dry Corridor of Central America

Extreme weather events have a greater impact on rural communities and in areas of subsistence farming. Due to climate change, these natural disasters are becoming more  devastating and affect billions of people around the world.

How to protect the arable land against desertification?

United Nations (UN) promote actions to fight against desertification during the World Day to Combat Desertification, June 17th. This year the focus is “inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality”.

Biomass stoves reduced deforestation in Tanzania

Biomass stoves recently implemented in some districts in Tanzania, has revealed that successful use of the constructed 13,301 units can reduce firewood consumption. 

Energy crops getting carbon negative

Energy crops improving soils while producing carbon negative  solutions. We show why, this is the real future to mitigate climate change.

Energy crops in Denmark: perennials won again!

Energy crops are being restricted in Denmark forfor producing biogas and some new rules push producers to limit the share in their feedstock. However perennial grasses and legumes are allowed and promoted.