Agriculture

Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The history of agriculture began thousands of years ago. After gathering wild grains beginning at least 105,000 years ago, nascent farmers began to plant them around 11,500 years ago. Pigs, sheep and cattle were domesticated over 10,000 years ago. Plants were independently cultivated in at least 11 regions of the world. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture in the twentieth century came …

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NSP: New Society Publishers · 21 May 2024 English

We must cut carbon emissions to halt climate change. But they aren't just produced by driving a car or heating a home. Upfront carbon – all emissions involved in manufacturing …

through improved practices such as regen- erative agriculture. Although natural materials, like wool, are


CSA: Canadian Standards Association · 17 May 2024 English

Annual Report 2023-2024 Making an impact for a safer, healthier and more sustainable Canada For more than 100 years, CSA Group has led the development of standards in Canada, and …

data management, cybersecurity, regenerative agriculture, genomics, biostimulants, and food loss and waste


CASP: Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention · 16 May 2024

One initiative is developing a micro-credential course for students in the therapeutic recreation program at Douglas College to equip students with the skills and knowledge for suicide response and to …

Prevention in Occupations Trades, Industry, and Agriculture SALON D Tracy Golnick and Dr. Connie Korpan Perceptions suicide and mental health in trades, industry, and agriculture negatively contribute to workplace cultures already worksites of those employed in energy, trades, agriculture, and other industries. These employment sectors their experiences of suicide and a background of agriculture in both British Columbia and Ontario. AQPS launched and Trainer for the Guardian Network, part of Agriculture Wellness Ontario (AgWO) with Canadian Mental


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 15 May 2024 English

International investment treaties and their investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) system are facing growing scrutiny of how they threaten climate action, environmental protection, and social justice. But what would an alternative …

model contracts and principles in extractive, agriculture, and infrastructure projects,1 and an interlocking Contract Clauses for Responsible Investment in Agriculture IISD.org 4 Rethinking Investment Treaties:


UBC: UBC Press · 15 May 2024 English

Land and the Liberal Project is an excellent and much-needed accounting of colonialism during the period surrounding Confederation. It challenges nationalistic narratives regarding the formation of Canada.

environment. Colonial liberalism assumes that agriculture makes survival more certain and implies a greater prospect of a result favourable to emigration or agriculture commensurate with the sacrifice” (Palliser 1968 from the Arctic, magnified its suitability for agriculture.16 Although it was received as science, the Hind


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 14 May 2024 English

How will emerging technologies affect the artisanal and small-scale mining sector?

poses environmental challenges, as evidenced in agriculture, where technology use has been linked to reduced minerals in construction, road maintenance, and agriculture drives engagement, addressing both economic technology in this space. In the smallholder agriculture sector—for example, where they face analogous other sectors, particularly the smallholder agriculture sector, to leverage insights from their successful


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 14 May 2024 English

After the historic adoption of the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies in 2022, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are now negotiating new global disciplines to address more broadly the …

sustainable development. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 35% Overfishing: What’s on the table? References Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (2022). The Economic Co-operation and Development Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers, No. 115). Organisation Fisheries 2022. https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/agriculture-and-food/oecd-review-of- fisheries-2022_9c3ad238-en org/handle/10986/24056 World Bank & Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (2009). The


IISD: International Institute for Sustainable Development · 14 May 2024 English

At the COP 28 climate summit in Dubai, 198 governments agreed to transition away from fossil fuels. That means phasing out oil and gas, as well as coal. Yet most …

consumption, industrial processes, and emissions from agriculture). Unabated fossil fuel Use of fossil fuels without energy production, transportation, industry, agriculture, and land-use changes. IISD.org 1 Transitioning


POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria · 13 May 2024

H i s t o r i c a l f i r e s e t t l e m e n t i n r u r a …

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C.D. Howe Institute · 13 May 2024 English

This is despite the fact that this is precisely the kind of immigrant most likely to thrive. [...] However, only 15 percent of them in the general category, those with …

such as healthcare, STEM, trade, transport, and agriculture to address labour shortages. Since then, a distressing scores for STEM, transport, healthcare, trades, agriculture and agri-food, and French language proficiency


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