A plant science conference in Uganda which drew together dozens of world-class researchers from across Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK this month has confirmed the growing strength of a network whose collaborations promise to deliver solutions to devastating crop diseases in the years ahead.
2 days ago
"The industry is developing very fast ... basically, the oceans will be fully traceable. There is no place to hide..."
Thin Lei Win 16 May 2018
The voluntary guidelines offer suggestions on how to shift from short-term harvesting objectives, which can lead to forest degradation or even deforestation, to long-term forest management, building the case for truly sustainable forestry in the tropics...
14 May 2018
What do we need to do to humanely sell meat to the world? Three experts: an agricultural specialist, a veterinarian and a religious scholar, answer...
Andrew Butt, Andrew Fisher & Shakira Hussein 11 May 2018
Little is know about the scale and severity of soil pollution, which poses a serious threat to agricultural productivity, food safety and human health...
3 May 2018
"Geographical indications are an approach to food production and marketing systems that place social, cultural and environmental considerations at the heart of the value chain."
2 May 2018
A sustainable bioeconomy "is foremost about nature and the people who take care of and produce biomass." This means family farmers, forest people and fishers, who are also "holders of important knowledge on how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way."
25 Apr 2018
The CPM has adopted new phytosanitary standards aimed at preventing destructive agricultural and environmental pests from jumping borders and spreading internationally...
24 Apr 2018
A broad library of evidence suggests there has been a widespread decline in their abundance and diversity since the 1950s. This matters because such insects are critical both for the reproduction of wild plants and for agricultural food production...
Philip Donkersley 16 Apr 2018
Drought impacts negatively on maize and sorghum, staple crops for many African countries. When combined with legumes, they supply nutrients in a form that ensure high-quality protein diets for humans and animals...
11 Apr 2018
"During recent years, researchers' ability to predict these oscillations has improved significantly. With this research, we highlight the potential of utilising this improved forecasting skill in agricultural planning."
10 Apr 2018
Asian farmers are growing rice and rearing fish in the same fields to increase their income and reduce weeds, while Ghanaians are using crop residues as compost to boost yields. Such eco-farming techniques could deliver nutritious, environmentally friendly food for a growing world...
9 Apr 2018