Human Nature - Conservation International Blog » Food Security http://blog.conservation.org Exploring the vital connections between nature's well-being and our own. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:18:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 To help feed China, just add trees http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/to-help-feed-china-just-add-trees/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/to-help-feed-china-just-add-trees/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22576 Tibetan woman, Li County, Sichuan province, ChinaHow one village aims to boost crop yields and improve ecosystem health in China's breadbasket. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/07/to-help-feed-china-just-add-trees/feed/ 1 Village takes bold step to save fishery — with help from goats http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/village-takes-bold-step-to-save-fishery-with-help-from-goats/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/village-takes-bold-step-to-save-fishery-with-help-from-goats/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22323 woman walking on beach, Ambodivahibe, MadagascarIn northernmost Madagascar, fishermen exponentially increased their fish catch in six years. Here's how. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/06/village-takes-bold-step-to-save-fishery-with-help-from-goats/feed/ 2 Making the Links: May 2015 http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/making-the-links-may-2015/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/making-the-links-may-2015/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22143 Mexico City. Local Market in Mexico City where you can buy local produce.How food waste, the Mediterranean migrant crisis and other topics in the news reveal the ties between people and nature. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/making-the-links-may-2015/feed/ 0 Why This Celebrity Chef Only Serves Local Seafood http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/why-this-celebrity-chef-only-serves-local-seafood/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/why-this-celebrity-chef-only-serves-local-seafood/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=22080 Lee Anne WongChef Lee Anne Wong will be competing for CI on Tuesday's episode of "Chopped All-Stars." Learn why in this Q&A. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/05/why-this-celebrity-chef-only-serves-local-seafood/feed/ 1 What Camera Traps Reveal about How Colombian Communities Use Forests http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/what-camera-traps-reveal-about-how-colombian-communities-use-forests/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/what-camera-traps-reveal-about-how-colombian-communities-use-forests/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21948 ocelot caught on camera trap, Curare, ColombiaOur research will measure the connections between ecosystem health and food security for rural villages.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/what-camera-traps-reveal-about-how-colombian-communities-use-forests/feed/ 2 Can Coffee Become the World’s First 100% Sustainably Sourced Commodity? http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/can-coffee-become-the-worlds-first-100-sustainably-sourced-commodity/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/can-coffee-become-the-worlds-first-100-sustainably-sourced-commodity/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21785 water splashes onto coffee berries, ChiapasThis year, 99% of beans bought by the world’s largest specialty coffee company will meet ethical and sustainable sourcing guidelines. ]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/04/can-coffee-become-the-worlds-first-100-sustainably-sourced-commodity/feed/ 3 Sometimes All You Need to Protect Turtles Are Some Duck Eggs http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/sometimes-all-you-need-to-protect-turtles-are-some-duck-eggs/ http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/sometimes-all-you-need-to-protect-turtles-are-some-duck-eggs/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://blog.conservation.org/?p=21639 IMG_6906 (1)In Cambodia, CI has resorted to creative methods of encouraging local people to save this rare species.]]> http://blog.conservation.org/2015/02/sometimes-all-you-need-to-protect-turtles-are-some-duck-eggs/feed/ 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