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World deforestation rate ‘accelerating’: U.N.

The world’s deforestation rate has accelerated to 6.4 millionhectares a year, a new UN survey showed on Wednesday, but Asia showed net gains in forest land-use largely due to extensive planting in China. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) used satellite technology for the first time to map forests, finding there was a net…

Farmers must boost sustainable crops to feed world: UN agency

MILAN (Reuters) – The ravages from half a century of intensive farming must give way to a more sustainable approach if farmers are to feed the world in 2050, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday. Global farm output must increase 70 percent, including a nearly…