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Agriculture and forestry 2013

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Jun 1, 2012 12:00 EDT - Jun 16, 2013 02:59 EDT
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Jun 16, 2013 03:00 EDT - Jun 30, 2013 11:59 EDT
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Jul 1, 2013 12:00 EDT - Jul 21, 2013 02:59 EDT
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Jul 21, 2013 03:00 EDT - Aug 31, 2013 11:59 EDT
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Sep 1, 2013 12:00 EDT
Which activities can best reduce climate impacts and enhance resilient adaptation to climate change in agriculture and forestry?

The land use contest focuses on mitigation and adaptation within the agriculture and forestry sectors. It seeks proposals that outline interventions with the potential to reduce GHG emissions, maintain and enhance carbon storage, and/or support robust adaptation measures. See more...

27 Proposals
Woody Agriculture converts annual cropland to staple-food-producing woody plants, capturing 3 times the carbon. It's time to scale it up.
This proposal will activate a targeted group of stakeholders to expand trial agroforestry installations to new locations in mid-Missouri.
Poverty stricken & war torn, Nicaragua's people strive for healthy environs & Cecalli has ambitious plans to improve life via reforestation.
The ocean has unlimited space for seaweed forests, the only profitable method to remove 2 trillion tons of CO2 from air and water.
Carbon storage can be increased by promoting the social forestry and non-destructive use of wood. Barani areas of pakistan are suitable.
The use of biochar in restoring the Washington State's Elwha River valley will define carbon-negative restoration projects globally.
Development of highly economical, reactive layer coating of urea fertilizer – a sustainable option to reduce N2O emissions from paddy fields
To incentivize sustainable land use and forest conservation, EcoLogic employs the agroforestry method “alley-cropping with Inga edulis.”
African agroforestry systems enhancing carbon storage maintain sustainability and mitigate climate change. How much carbon? That’s matter!
Goats can replace herbicide use in right of ways (roads, power lines, etc.). Herbicides break natural carbon sequestration cycles.
remote sensing and GIS to analyse these patterns and their effects on land use and ecosystems in Indian megaregions.
Urban forestry and agro-forestry can help minimize cities' contribution to climate change, while making our cities more resilient.
Campus farms have the untapped potential to be living-learning laboratories for building skills in leadership & sustainable food practices.
Restoring soil carbon is simple, no-tech, free, has beneficial effects on biodiversity and water cycles, and can reverse global warming (1).
Pakistan’s National Sustainable Development Strategy promotes an economic growth without uncontrolled exploitation of natural resources
Using human waste as a resource to mitigate climate change and improve sanitation in Kenyan secondary schools.
Hands-on skills building in agroforestry and organic farming for young people in schools found in rural communities for a sustainable future
I would like to solve multiple problems; hunger, forest, climate, poverty, unemployment, international relations, help to others and so on.
Imagine combining "The Man Who Stopped the Desert" (Yacouba Sawadogo), Cradle-to-Cradle design (Bill McDonough), + Veta la Palma fish farm.
Carbon emissions can be reversed by reforestation of a Canadian and international land area roughly the size of USA (982,663,000 hectares).
Commercialization of fruits from economically valued trees like marula will enhance climate change adaptation and mitigation in Tanzania
self reliant community of men and women who are social-economic and environmentally conscious and sustainable
Green Farmers Rural Radio is a major initiative that will benefit the rural poor farmers living in rural and isolated communities
Mitigate climate change by a rapid reduction of the short lived climate pollutants by advocating for less meat consumption globally.
The pitch of the project is dairy Goats Husbandry for Improvement of Community Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation of Usambaras
Geo-Safe (CDR) is a self-funded and effective Carbon Dioxide and Methane Removal Process where all benefits go directly back to the people!