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Crop trade depletes global groundwater - News - Nature Middle East

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 3:29pm
The import and export of crops drawing on groundwater is threatening food and water security in the Middle East and elsewhere.

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3 Big Myths about Modern Agriculture

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 2:25pm

Myths get in the way of our ability to restore degraded soils that can feed the world using fewer chemicals

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Géopolitique, le débat - L'eau en Méditerranée Orientale: quelles actions prioritaires?

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 9:49am

Depuis 1976, les problèmes de l'eau en Méditerranée sont au centre de nombreuses réflexions. Pour le Liban, le réchauffement climatique couplé à la crise syrienne, qui se manifeste, notamment par la présence de centaines de milliers de réfugiés sur son sol, impose la mise en place de nouvelles politiques susceptibles de couvrir les besoins locaux en énergie électrique et hydraulique ainsi qu'en eau. 


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La FAO lance un plan d'attaque contre le charançon rouge du palmier

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 2:33pm

Avec le CIHEAM, la FAO lance un plan international d'éradication des charançons rouges.


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Pour en finir avec l'insécurité alimentaire en Afrique et en Méditerranée

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:03pm

En dépit de nombreuses réunions internationales depuis des décennies (1), on observe en Afrique, mais aussi en Méditerranée et en Europe, une montée de l'insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, qui incite à proposer des solutions efficaces à la crise polysémique des systèmes alimentaires et de construire, au sein du cadre géopolitique dessiné par la Verticale «  Afrique-Méditerranée-Europe  » (AME), un réel partenariat agricole et agroalimentaire.

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How to scale-up greywater reuse in Jordan and Egypt

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:16pm

Much time, money and energy has been put into trialing greywater treatment technology in Jordan, but success rates are low. What can be learned from the work that has already been done to spread the use of the technology, both in Jordan and in Egypt?

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Ministerial Conference on Mediterranean Fisheries

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 1:03pm

A ministerial conference on Mediterranean fisheries is organized in Malta on 29-30 March 2017 to adopt a common declaration (Malta MedFish4Ever Declaration) on the future of Mediterranean fisheries. The event consists of a Stakeholder roundtable, a launching meeting, a ministerial c

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La FAO tire la sonnette d'alarme sur la malnutrition au Proche-Orient et en Afrique du Nord

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:31am

Afrique du Nord / Proche-Orient. Selon un rapport de l'Organisation de l'ONU pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), la malnutrition ne cesse de s'aggraver depuis cinq ans au Proche-Orient et en Afrique du Nord".

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EU directives curtailing livelihood and future of Maltese fishermen - Alfred Sant

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 9:36am

"EU directives have curtailed the livelihood and the future of Maltese and Gozitan traditional fishermen whose catches are disproportionately restricted for tuna, shortly for swordfish and will soon be restricted for lampuki, former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said."

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The future of agriculture

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 9:26am

"If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing, says Geoffrey Carr. Fortunately, that is already beginning to happen."

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Healthy food and strong communities: a recipe for Palestinians’ future - European Endowment For Democracy: EED

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:46pm

A Palestinian community foundation is working with local communities to help them regain control of their resources and reduc

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Jordan, France sign 10m-euro water resilience agreement

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:32am

AMMAN — Jordan and France on Monday signed a 10-million-euro project agreement to boost the water sector’s resilience in northern Jordan, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. Water Minister Hazem Nasser and French Minister of State for Development and Francophonie Jean-Marie Le Guen signed the agreement detailing the project to be implemented by non-governmental organisation Action Against Hunger.

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Nutrition and economic development: Exploring Egypt's exceptionalism and the role of food subsidies | IFPRI

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:35pm

The authors examine four key drivers of Egypt’s two nutritional challenges

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Climat : 2016 a bien été l'année de tous les records

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 2:38pm

+ VIDEO. C'est le constat alarmant de l'Organisation météorologique mondiale, une agence de l'ONU. Et 201

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Safeguarding traditionally cultivated local vegetables

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:07pm

Over the years, the island has lost numerous crops whose seeds were once passed from one generation to another, and we need to rekindle consumers’ interest before we lose them all, the chair of the national hub for ethnobotanical research is urging.

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Feu vert du ministère de la santé à l’étiquetage nutritionnel

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:24am

Marisol Touraine a retenu le système Nutri-Score, un code de cinq couleurs qui doit aider les consommateurs à écarter les produits riches en gras, en sel et en sucre.

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13% of fruit and veg had excessive pesticides

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 9:49am

More than a tenth of fruit and vegetables tested at the farmers’ market in Ta’ Qali last year contained excessive chemical pesticides, prompting action by the authorities.
A spokesman for the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority told this newspaper that 133 samples were taken fro

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Deadly virus hits citrus trees in Malta

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 9:11am

A number of citrus trees in Malta have been infected with a deadly virus, a surveillance programme has found. 
The infected trees, originating from Sicily, were discovered in various garden centres following sampling and testing.
The monitoring was carried out by the Plant Healt

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Cairo to Start Buying Bottles, Cans and other Non-Organic Waste for Recycling

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 8:04pm

Cairo (Stock) The Cairo governorate announced on Thursday that booths will be set up to purchase non-organic waste from people for the purposes of recycling

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Packaging bio dai peperoni e acqua potabile dal caffè

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:50pm

C'est la nouvelle frontière de la chimie qui crée des matériaux intelligents pour produire des objets de toute forme et taille, recyclable et plus résistants...à partir des poivrons...rendre l'eau potable grâce au café


È la nuova frontiera della chimica che crea materiali intelligenti per realizzare oggetti di qualunque forma e dimensione, riciclabili e piu resistenti

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