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Filling the Intercropping Info Gap

Intercropping formula promises food security in Sahel Africa
Sometimes, growing two crops simultaneously on the same piece of land — called intercropping — can benefit farmers. But it needs careful planning and resource management.
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No-Till Will Play Role in Battling Climate Change

Nearly 80% of Americans believe temperatures are definitely on the rise. Yet, very few members of the general public understand the key role that no-tillage will play in battling global warming over the next 90 years.
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No-Till Grows Beyond The Borders

Controlled traffic, cover crops and continuous no-till are boosting yields and profitability in South America, Australia and elsewhere as worldwide no-till acres near 300 million.
To gauge the world’s supply of arable farming acres, an agricultural expert once compared Earth to the size of an apple, cut into 32 slices. The number of acres suitable for food production represents only one slice, and the apple’s skin represents the world’s supply of topsoil.
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Gates: Increase Food Production Worldwide

The next Green Revolution must be guided by small-holder no-till farmers, adapted to local circumstances and sustainable for the economy and the environment, said Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates to a crowded hall at last week's World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines.
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Gore to U.N.: No-Till Has Role In Climate Health

Developing emissions markets to encourage farmers in poor countries to store more carbon dioxide in no-till soil should be a key topic on the U.N. climate talks agenda, global warming activist Al Gore said.
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