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Fairfood Friday #44
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Fairfood Friday #44

23 March 2012, 9:00
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 Every Friday we round up the most interesting, inspiring or funny stories we came across while conducting research for our news stories. This week: Value Ecosystems and Not Just Crops – Services provided by forests, mangroves and other ecosystems should be taken into account when managing water use, says a new report from UNEP.

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Value Ecosystems and Not Just Crops
Services provided by forests, mangroves and other ecosystems should be taken into account when managing water use, says a new report from UNEP.

Agropolis: The Future of Urban Agriculture?
The idea is called Agropolis, a combination grocery store, restaurant, and farm all in one building, employing the most advanced technologies in hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic farming.

Net Benefits
The idea of pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere is a beguiling one. Could it ever become real?

The Hidden Water We Use
How much H20 is embedded in everyday life?

Global Development Podcast: Focus on the fair trade Movement
More UK consumers are looking for the Fairtrade label when they shop and the market is doubling every two years. But does it actually help small farmers or just ease consumer guilt?

Let´s Transform Energy with Natural Gas
Is alternative energy our bridge to an oil-free future? It is suggested it isn’t; not yet.

Digital Defenders: Tribal People Use GPS to Defend Their Lands
From the rainforests of central Africa to the Australian outback, indigenous people armed with GPS devices are surveying their territories and producing maps they can use to protect them from logging and other outside development.

Dirkje Koene is a Copywriter for Fairfood International.

Image: Jungle_Boy (CC License)

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