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Farmers today are under pressure to meet the demands of a rapidly growing global population whilst operating in increasingly challenging environmental conditions. It is more important than ever to ensure both food security and environmental sustainability not only for our generation, but generations to come. To achieve food security whilst safeguarding ecosystem stability, there must be a widely shared appreciation of agriculture as a multifunctional strategic land use that can provide: nutritious food, rural development and employment, environmental management, and the sustaining of cultural heritage of agrarian communities. The members of the International National Trusts Organization (INTO) own and manage many farming properties across the globe helping to sustain the rural communities within which they are located. For instance NTEWNI is the largest farmer by land area in the UK. INTO encourages and supports the conservation and preservation of natural resources, heritage breeds and heirloom species, heritage farming structures, traditional rural landscapes, and the use of traditional farming and cultural practices. The INTO Farms program closely ties into the values and visions of the organization underpinned by a respect for cultural sustainability. It will be used to deliver knowledge and transfer best practices for achieving sustainable agriculture amongst National Trust farms and the wider community.
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INTO Farms1 day ago
A study in northern Ghana highlights the ways in which using natural infrastructures can help with the managing of resources, and the sustaining of ecosystem services for the local populations.
The knowledge found by researchers from International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Basque Centre for Climate Change (#BC3) and IUCN, is urgently needed in order to face the pressing matters of climate change and direct human intervention.
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INTO Farms5 days ago
According to IRRI Farm Household Survey, women in India provide half of the labor in rice cultivation in India, and yet are often only recognised as the farmers' wives—not as independent farmers.
Through the ITC Limited Social Investment Programme-Mission Sunehra Kal (Golden Future), rural women see their roles in the agricultural sector changing, as they learn new techniques and become entrepreneurs.
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INTO Farms2 weeks ago
The Pest Smart project by Centre for Agriculture Bioscience International, which is effective in Ekxang, a Climate-Smart Village (CSV) in Laos, is a program that encourages farmers, especially women and marginalised groups, to become resilient against climate change-caused pests and disease outbreaks.
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INTO Farms2 weeks ago
Livestock is often thought to be a threat to the environment because of the greenhouse gas it emits, in particular methane. CIAT research in Nicaragua shows that changing the cattle's diets from grasses to legumes can not only improve animal productivity in milk and meat, it also reduces methane production! These results raise the opportunity to reduce the cows' contribution in increasing global temperatures through greenhouse gas emissions, by improving cattle feed.
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INTO Farms3 weeks ago
For World Wetlands Day - February 2, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) draws attention to the benefits of utilising wetlands for a sustainable urban development, highlighting the the services this has brought to the city of Colombo in Sri Lanka. These services include economic benefits, specially for the poorest inhabitants of the city, as well as agricultural benefits in the farming of rice, fish and livestock. The wetlands also control floods and lower air pollution. These beneficial areas are however unfortunately threatened by pollution.
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INTO Farms3 weeks ago
Because many wild relatives of rice are resistant to challenges such as diseases, pests or climate change issues that rice crops face, research by IRRI, determining the genome sequencing for seven wild rice varieties, could have a big impact on rice breeding. This research is very important as rice is a staple food for more than half the Earth's population.

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