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15 ways to celebrate agriculture on Earth Day

15 ways to celebrate agriculture on Earth Day

Agriculture: it doesn't have to steamroll the environment to be productive. For over 40 years, Earth Day has served as a call to action, mobilizing individuals and organizations around the world to address environmental challenges. Agriculture, often blamed as a driver of these problems, is emerging a solution to environmental problems. It's a source of food and income for the world's poor and a primary engine for economic growth. It also offers untapped potential for mitigating climate change and protecting biodiversity, and for lifting millions of people out of poverty. Here are 15 solutions to guide farmers, scientists, politicians, agribusinesses and aid agencies as they commit to promoting a healthier environment and a more food-secure future. 1. Guaranteeing the right to food. Guaranteeing the human right to adequate food -- now and for future generations -- requires...

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