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Sustainable Ag News: Seedstock’s Weekly Roundup

September 19, 2014 |

seedstockIndia’s ‘Climate Smart’ Villages Target Sustainable Agriculture

Excerpt: “A prosperous farming region known as India’s bread basket, Haryana state is now home to 26 “climate smart villages,” all of which are part of an initiative led by the research consortium, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) in India.”

Source: Voice of America

Study shows differences in understanding sustainable agriculture

Excerpt: Across the globe, consumers (81%) and farmers (78%) say they care a lot about sustainability in agriculture. However, the two groups have a very different understanding of what sustainability means. While farmers see it as a detailed, multi-dimensional issue, consumers tend to define it mainly in the context of environmental aspects. This is one of the main findings revealed in the latest BASF Farm Perspectives Study.

Source: Cattle Network

grow your farm skills!

Excerpt: The Cornell Small Farms Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension offer a menu of 12 online courses each Fall and Winter to help farmers develop their businesses.

Source: the greenhorns

North Alabama schools announce collaboration with area’s first local food hub

Excerpt: The Farm Food Collaborative, a project of the Food Bank of North Alabama, officially kicked off its partnership with the three local school districts on Thursday.

Source: ai.com

Netherlands launches €4 million AgTech Accelerator

Excerpt: The SmartAgriFood accelerator officially launched a €4 million open call for SMEs and web-entrepreneurs to develop a new generation of smart agriculture applications and services building on the FIWARE, and open cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform suited for agriculture use.

Source: AgFunder News

All the News That’s Fit to Eat: Obama Acts on Antibiotics, Cargill Sues Syngenta, and a Winery Shutters 

Source: Civil Eats

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