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Plants play an important role for most indigenous communities in South America, and not merely as a source of food. They also provide the raw material for building materials, tools, medicine, and much more. The extinction of a plant species therefore also endangers the very foundation of these people's way of life.

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According to The State of the Food Security and Nutrition in the World released last year (SOFI 2018), global hunger and malnutrition has increased considerably since 2016, reaching 821 million undernourished people – approximately one person out of every nine in the world.

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From urban farming to drones, innovation can help fill the gap between production and consumption.
by Fiona Harvey

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UNITED NATIONS, Jan 21 2019 (IPS) - While the modern agricultural system has helped stave off famines and feed the world’s 7 billion residents, the way we eat and produce food is posing a threat to future populations’ food security. With an expected increase in population to 10 billion in 2050, ensuring food security is more important than

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Scientific experts from the National Institute of Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock Research (INIFAP), generated an investigation regarding the association of bean and citrus crops, carried out in the north of Veracruz, with the objective of promoting the sowing of said legume, comparing the association with citrus fruits with respect to monoc

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Pollination is a fundamental process of nature in both wild and agricultural ecosystems. Bees and other pollinators are responsible for crop production, and more than 70 percent of all flowering plants are pollinated with the help of insects and other animals.