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Forests, farmers and food: The triangular challenge of building a sustainable food system

We owe our lives to Earth’s forests and yet we’re losing them at a rate of one soccer field every second. The 1-billion-dollar AGRI3 Fund is tackling the triangular challenge of preventing deforestation and stimulating reforestation, contributing to sustainable agriculture production, and improving rural livelihoods.

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Carbon farming: fighting New Zealand’s agricultural emissions

Agriculture accounts for almost half of greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand. It’s one reason the government is encouraging farmers to grow trees for carbon credits, which can then be sold, mainly to large companies looking to offset their emissions. Juliet Speedy meets a couple of New Zealand’s carbon farmers and explores exactly how the scheme works.

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