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Can Uber-type digital tools help to reduce the transaction costs of mechanization markets? We studied two "Uber for tractor" pinoneers, in Nigeria & India, and report our answers in a new paper in @WorldDevJournal https://t.co/8tuxYrhSYJ @AgriGovernance @HansInstitut @PARI_ZEF pic.twitter.com/JvSSbubmkH
— Thomas Daum (@ThomDaum) April 16, 2021
Biodiversity has been one of the most-requested topics to cover on @OurWorldInData over the past few years.
Here it is. Our new collection of work on the world's wildlife.https://t.co/YYAqKsWQM0
— Hannah Ritchie (@_HannahRitchie) April 20, 2021
‘Pick for Britain’ scrapped: https://t.co/pen4orSgYt
— Anna Turley 💙 (@annaturley) April 20, 2021
I'm excited to share our new paper, led by @erleellis. By combining global maps of human populations and land use, we found that ~75% of terrestrial nature has been shaped by people for at least 12,000. https://t.co/b3LxAbTd2r
— Dr. Jacquelyn Gill (@JacquelynGill) April 19, 2021
No, it's science. Small farms have higher yields than big farms. See this meta-analysis of 118 studies from 51 countries.https://t.co/pMH0DhKLGn
— Patrick Worms (@pworms) April 20, 2021
Some people ask me what is industrial farming. Well, this is a breeding that wants to produce more and more and cheaper. Yesterday the farm was a 1000 pigs, today 5000, tomorrow 10 000, the day after one hundred…
You don't need farmers to do this. They even bother you. pic.twitter.com/MEyzHgT0oU
— Janusz Wojciechowski (@jwojc) April 19, 2021
— James Woodward (@James_pWoodward) April 21, 2021
Congratulations to @McConalogue on the launch of #REAP. Great to see hedge & tree planting measures included as part of the complimentary actions, as well as bonus payments for late meadow cutting. Interesting to see additional support for up to three farmers partnering up too. https://t.co/EHzzqhmcyj
— Pippa Hackett (@pippa_hackett) April 21, 2021
1/3 EPA has identified agricultural practices as one of the main pressures responsible for the decline in water quality nationally. The agriculture sector is also responsible for approx. 33% of national greenhouse gas emissions & over 99% of national ammonia emissions. #EarthDay pic.twitter.com/ZmNWIx8skf
— EPA Ireland (@EPAIreland) April 22, 2021
It's really problematic that a "GHGGuru" is fuelling the arguments a very highly-emitting sector is using to justify low mitigation effort.
1. If methane is not a problem why is reducing it a focus of his research? https://t.co/Xsbi88s7Wb
— Hannah Daly (@HannahEDaly) April 23, 2021