4 per 1000 Initiative Up for Prestigious Award

This year, the World Food Council joined with the United Nations Convention in its fight against desertification in order to give out its prestigious Future Policy Award 2017. The 4 per 1000 Initiative, aimed at increasing the storage of carbon in agricultural soils, is one of the seven policies being considered for the award this year.

How to Plant a Tree in the Desert

One way to restore degraded soil is to plant trees—lots of them. Jurriaan Ruys’s invention, which can be buried underground, contains a sapling, water, and beneficial fungi.

Ruchi Shroff – Voices from Clim’Act Camp

Ruchi Shroff, of Navdanya International, speaks about false solutions to climate change and why the “techno-fixes” proposed by industry, such as biofuels, trade emission market, carbon trading, sustainable intensification, climate smart agriculture, among others, are by no means effective solutions to climate change.