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OBAMA COMMITTED TO ‘GREEN’ ECONOMY (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

by Xinhua

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE MANILA TIMES’ (Philippines)

LOS ANGELES: The Obama administration is pushing forward with plans to aggressively limit greenhouse gas emissions PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMAand fight global warming, US media reported.

The plans would include a cap-and-trade initiative to limit greenhouse gases and raise the cost of pumping more carbon into the atmosphere, the Los Angeles Times said Sunday (Monday in Manila).

Under the initiative, the government would set limits on carbon emissions by power plants, factories and other installations, but allow those who emit more to buy or trade permits with companies and facilities that emitted less than the prescribed limit, according to the newspaper.

But the move would amount to a tax, raising energy costs. And several independent studies have suggested that emissions limits would only increase energy price and be a drag on economic growth, at least in the short term.

Despite such fears, the Obama government believed that a “clean energy economy” move would spur competition and promote investment in renewable alternatives to imported oil.

Two-pronged plan

The administration is expected to move forward with a two-pronged effort to stimulate renewable energy supplies and ensure demand for the megawatts they would produce, the newspaper reported.

The first part is to invest heavily in wind power, solar power and biofuels through the massive stimulus bill, while the second is to help those forms of energy compete with cheaper fossil fuels by pumping up fossil fuel costs to reflect the potential economic damage from global warming, according to the paper.

“If we don’t put a price on carbon,” said Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee. “We’ll never get these clean energy sources on line.”

Instead of dragging the economy, the plan to limit greenhouse emissions would stimulate the economy and “allow polluters to transition from a high-polluting environment to a low-polluting environment,” said Andy Stevenson, a former hedge fund manager who is now a finance advisor for the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York City.

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OBAMA GREEN LIGHT FOR TOUGH FUEL LAWS – OBAMA BEGINS ROLLING BACK BUSH CLIMATE POLICY (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 26, 2009

January 26, 2009

The Times

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IFUGAO READY TO IMPLEMENT FAO RICE TERRACES PROJECT – TO CONSERVE AND MAKE MOUNTAINSIDE FARMS ECONOMICALLY VIABLE (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 3, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

by Charissa M. Luci

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE MANILA BULLETIN’ (Philippines)

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GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO: PRIORITIZE PROTECTION OF ENVIRONMENT (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 2, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

by Dexter A. See

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE MANILA BULLETIN’ (Philippines)

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ARROZ: RS INAUGURA UNIDADE DE BENEFICIAMENTO DE ORGÂNICO (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

19/12/2008 – 17:36

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FOOD SAFETY ISSUES HINDER RICE EXPORTS – There are several problems facing the export of rice, one of the cash crops that local peasants prefer cultivating compared to cotton and wheat. Recently China has imposed a ban on imports of Egyptian rice

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 13, 2008

December 10, 2008

by Amina Abdul Salam

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE EGYPTIAN GAZETTE’

The reasons behind the ban are related to the use of herbicides, in addition to safety procedures that should be taken in the last stage of the harvest, but which were not made, according to Chinese authorities.

This has prompted Egyptian Minister of Agriculture Amin Abaza to ask the Central Administration of the Agriculture Quarantine to invite a formal Chinese delegation to discuss this issue with Chinese agencies.

A study, conducted by Egyptian agronomists Ali Abdul Rahman and Inas Saleh, has found that although international trade began to expand rapidly in the 1970s in the developed countries, developing countries have recently come to dominate a large part of the agricultural trade. Although fast growing, the international exchange trade has started to slow owing to fierce competition over agricultural production, according to the study. The slowdown is also related to an increase in restrictions representing in health conditions imposed by some countries, which aim at protecting their agricultural produce. Therefore, the health conditions have become legal obstacles, similar to the customs obstacles, many of which were unjustifiably imposed on global trade, the study noted. The study also showed that the previous restrictions were drawn up by some countries, not for the purpose of protecting their produce but in response to political activities practised by those who benefit from these curbs.

Therefore, recognition of the previous conditions led to a resistance of applying health specifications, which were one of the main topics of agenda of the trade negotiations, according to the same study. Otherwise, the exporting country has a right to object to health procedures drawn up by the importer in case the first part asserted the previous procedures had no scientific justification. The complainant should settle the issue with the other country. Rice accounts for around 40 per cent of Egypt’s farm exports.In a report on development and agricultural exports, leading Egyptian expert Abdul Salam Gomaa stressed the importance of paying more attention to organic agricultural products that depend on biological fertilizers so as to cope with market demands.

The report called for a gradual expansion of using organic fertilizers and the necessity of developing programmes of agrarian guidance and linking it with research as well as beginning transforming technology to old and new agricultural lands.Concerning new trends in using undated organic technology in the agricultural field, professor Magda Sabour at the Agricultural Research Centre believes that organic cultivation aims at preserving the environmental and biological safety of living creatures.

She notes that organic agriculture depending on biological methods can combat pests that destroy plants, in addition to producing healthy and safe food. On cereal storage, such as rice, a professor of entomology at the same centre in Giza, Shadia Abdul Aziz says that the peasant should protect his crop, following the harvest, not only to reduce waste, and it is his legal responsibility as well. As for destroying insects in cereals, she explains that the insects make the crop unfit for human consumption. “Therefore strict safety and protection measures should be followed at storehouses, taking into consideration the necessity of preventive steps against the occurrence of infection.”

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ESPAÑA Y PORTUGAL FIRMAN LA “CARTA DE INTENCIONES PARA LA SOSTENIBILIDAD Y DESARROLLO DE LA AGRICULTURA ECOLÓGICA” – La ministra de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino, Elena Espinosa y el ministro de Agricultura, Desarrollo Rural y Pesca de Portugal, Jaime Silva han firmado hoy la “Carta de intenciones para la sostenibilidad y desarrollo de la agricultura ecológica”, con el objeto de fomentar el desarrollo de la misma, a través de acciones comunes o propias coordinadas, que beneficien a ambos territorios

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 22, 2008

21/11/2008

MARM – Las relaciones existentes entre España y Portugal, permiten un amplio campo de cooperación mutua en los ámbitos del desarrollo cultural, social, económico y tecnológico. Ambos países son depositarios de grandes tradiciones agroalimentarias y comparten el interés en la conservación medioambiental y de la biodiversidad de la península ibérica.

En producción ecológica las situaciones respectivas de las dos naciones son similares, en cuanto a la importancia de la superficie agraria, orientaciones productivas basadas en un compartido medio geográfico y climático, en estructuras de comercialización y en el nivel de demanda interna de sus productos.

En la “Carta de intenciones para la sostenibilidad y desarrollo de la agricultura ecológica”, ambos gobiernos destacan que la Agricultura Ecológica constituye un sector estratégico que conecta perfectamente con políticas medioambientales, de gestión de recursos escasos, de sostenibilidad y de calidad alimentaria.

Por otro lado, la agricultura ecológica responde a una demanda moderna de productos naturales por parte de los consumidores, y sus producciones, debido a su exigente sistema de certificación y control.

La práctica y el estímulo de la transformación de sus producciones, supone un modo de diversificación agraria y contribuye a la revalorización de productos agroalimentarios aunando viabilidad económica con sostenibilidad ecológica y social.

La Agricultura Ecológica tiene un papel decisivo en el desarrollo rural, dinamizando las comarcas donde se practica y actuando como catalizador de la incorporación de jóvenes agricultores, como herramienta de educación ambiental y soporte de actividades de ecoturismo, así como elemento de promoción de todo un legado gastronómico.

El método de la Agricultura Ecológica es acorde con las tendencias de la nueva PAC y la política general de fomento de la calidad agroalimentaria y de desarrollo sostenible que se llevan a cabo por ambos gobiernos.

A estos fines, los firmantes se comprometen a promover coordinadamente las siguientes iniciativas para la defensa y promoción de la Agricultura Ecológica, de las producciones de calidad obtenidas con el método de producción ecológica, con el doble objetivo de desarrollar el sector y de mejorar las condiciones de calidad y competitividad de sus productos en los mercados nacionales e internacionales, respetando los derechos de los consumidores:

– Consolidar e incrementar la posición de ambos gobiernos dentro de la Unión Europea en cuanto importancia de la superficie dedicada a la producción ecológica

– Favorecer la integración e identificación de los elementos característicos de la producción ecológica en el resto de políticas.

– Fomentar el desarrollo general del sector primario reconociendo sus especificidades.

– Propiciar el intercambio de conocimientos y de iniciativas relacionadas con la formación y la investigación específica aplicadas a este método productivo.

– Promover el establecimiento real de un mercado único comunitario en lo que respecta a la producción ecológica tratando de reducir los elementos que fomentan los mercados nacionales.

– Consolidar los canales de distribución específicos de los productos de la Agricultura Ecológica, fomentando, al mismo tiempo, la introducción de estos productos en los canales convencionales y la creación de nuevas iniciativas de concentración de la oferta.

– Mejorar el conocimiento de la población al respecto de este tipo de productos tratando así de promover su consumo.

– Promover la convergencia hacia una aplicación uniforme de los instrumentos de control y certificación.

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