Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Food Security http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:40:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 How Nature Inspires and Transforms Us All http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/how-nature-inspires-and-transforms-us-all/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/how-nature-inspires-and-transforms-us-all/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:18:48 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21351 A hummingbird hovers over flowers on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean. Around 30% of what we eat and drink depends directly on pollinators.  (© Conservation International/photo by Sterling Zumbrunn)For people to thrive, we need to conserve not just the tangible benefits nature provides, but also the inspiration, wonder and awe by which nature transforms us all. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/12/how-nature-inspires-and-transforms-us-all/feed/ 0 Stop Treating Soil Like Dirt http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/stop-treating-soil-like-dirt/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/stop-treating-soil-like-dirt/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21216 boy makes seedling planters, TanzaniaWe've seen what can happen when people manage soil poorly. But have we learned our lesson?]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/11/stop-treating-soil-like-dirt/feed/ 1 7 Wild Species We Must Protect to Feed the World http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/7-wild-species-we-must-protect-to-feed-the-world/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/7-wild-species-we-must-protect-to-feed-the-world/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21145 woman at market in BhutanOne more reason to be concerned about extinction trends? Everything you eat was once a wild species. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/10/7-wild-species-we-must-protect-to-feed-the-world/feed/ 0 Tanzania Announces Plan to Fight Climate Impacts on Agriculture http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/tanzania-announces-plan-to-fight-climate-impacts-on-agriculture/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/tanzania-announces-plan-to-fight-climate-impacts-on-agriculture/#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20879 woman harvests eggplant, TanzaniaVital Signs data will help Tanzania's people, crops and ecosystems stay healthy and productive in the face of various threats. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/tanzania-announces-plan-to-fight-climate-impacts-on-agriculture/feed/ 1 Restoring Hawaiian Fishponds Important Step toward Seafood Security http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/restoring-hawaiian-fishponds-important-step-toward-seafood-security/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/restoring-hawaiian-fishponds-important-step-toward-seafood-security/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:50:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20846 fisherman, HawaiiNone of Hawai'i's 400 traditional fishponds have been fully rebuilt — but we're making the process easier.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/restoring-hawaiian-fishponds-important-step-toward-seafood-security/feed/ 0 Conservation Tools: Africa’s Tech Boom Could Aid Farmers, Sustain Ecosystems http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-africas-tech-boom-could-aid-farmers-sustain-ecosystems/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-africas-tech-boom-could-aid-farmers-sustain-ecosystems/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20828 GPS device, TanzaniaA new partnership will lead to better data and decisions — for people and for nature.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/08/conservation-tools-africas-tech-boom-could-aid-farmers-sustain-ecosystems/feed/ 0 Small Farms, Large Stakes: Climate Change and Smallholder Farmers http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-farms-large-stakes-climate-change-and-smallholder-farmers/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-farms-large-stakes-climate-change-and-smallholder-farmers/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:30:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20503 Farmer in Tanzania. Smallholder farmers are estimated to represent 85% of the world's farms and provide over 80% of the food consumed in the developing world. (© Benjamin Drummond)The impacts of climate change on smallholders will likely have enormous consequences for all of us.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/06/small-farms-large-stakes-climate-change-and-smallholder-farmers/feed/ 2 South Africa’s ‘Ecorangers’ Preserve Grasslands, Reduce Livestock Loss http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/south-africas-ecorangers-preserve-grasslands-reduce-livestock-loss/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/south-africas-ecorangers-preserve-grasslands-reduce-livestock-loss/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20387 herder and horse, Eastern Cape, South AfricaThese tech-savvy herders monitor pastures as they move their animals, making sure the land is not overgrazed.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/south-africas-ecorangers-preserve-grasslands-reduce-livestock-loss/feed/ 4 Vote to Help CI-Brazil’s “+ Sustainable Fisheries” Project Win a Google Grant http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/vote-to-help-ci-brazils-sustainable-fisheries-project-win-a-google-grant/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/vote-to-help-ci-brazils-sustainable-fisheries-project-win-a-google-grant/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20292 fisherman freediving for fish, BrazilWe want to develop a smartphone-based system to track how fish are sourced.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/05/vote-to-help-ci-brazils-sustainable-fisheries-project-win-a-google-grant/feed/ 1 Why Palm Oil Isn’t the Enemy http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/why-palm-oil-isnt-the-enemy/ http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/why-palm-oil-isnt-the-enemy/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=20191 oil palm fruit in MalaysiaIt’s where and how it’s grown that we need to change.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2014/04/why-palm-oil-isnt-the-enemy/feed/ 11