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08 August 2013
Helping Countries Reduce Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions
GLOBAL - With the consequences of climate change for the world's food production systems becoming increasingly clear, more needs to be done to capitalize on agriculture's potential to mitigate...
07 August 2013
Planting For Hope: Where Sustainable Agriculture Saves Communities
ANALYSIS - When clean water is scarce and fertiliser and herbicides too expensive, sustainable agriculture is not a fashionable option but a necessity....
05 August 2013
Female Farmers Are 'Answer to Land Abandonment'
ITALY – Women can play a huge part in the preservation of the Italian countryside, the General Federation of Italian Agriculture (Confagricoltura)has said....
02 August 2013
Do Consumers Really Care about Provenance?
ANALYSIS - This week in the UK a row has erupted between two of the heavyweights in British supermarkets – Tesco and Sainsbury. In the middle is the British Advertising Standards Authority,...
31 July 2013
Should 'Hazardous' Pesticides be Phased out in Developing Countries?
GLOBAL - The tragic incident in Bihar, India, where 23 school children died after eating a school meal contaminated with monocrotophos, is an important reminder to speed up the withdrawal of...
24 July 2013
Looking to Genetic Improvements for Sustainable Agriculture
ANALYSIS - The EU needs to increase its production and productivity of plant biomass for food and feed and decrease its dependence on imports according to a new report from the European Academies...
18 July 2013
Study Addresses Trade-offs Between Food Security, Climate Change
AUSTRIA - Improving crop yields using sustainable methods could cut greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 12 per cent per calorie produced according to a new study published in the journal "Environmental...
17 July 2013
Keys to Reducing Impact of Agriculture on Climate Change
GLOBAL - Land is not being used to its best advantage according to a new study by Ikerbasque Professor Unai Pascual from the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and University of Cambridge,...
14 July 2013
Conserve Water and Soil Fertility to Increase Productivity under Climate Change
ANALYSIS - Higher temperatures and longer growing seasons in the UK could provide opportunities for farmers to increase productivity. ...
12 July 2013
Maize Disease Creating Poverty Trap for Farmers in Eastern Africa
KENYA - Spreading from Kenya across the rest of East and Central Africa, the Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) is a serious risk to food security in the region. ...
10 July 2013
University Research Reveals True Cost of Farming to UK Economy
UK - The British landscape is not being used to its best advantage, according to a new report from environmental economists from the University of East Anglia (UEA)....
07 July 2013
Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture: How To Produce More
UK - A policy known as sustainable intensification could help meet the challenges of increasing demands for food from a growing global population, argues a team of scientists in an article in...
05 July 2013
Disagreement Between Farmers and Consumers over GM
UK - Nearly two thirds of farmers in the UK would grow genetically modified crop if the law allowed, according to a study for Barclays Bank. ...
19 June 2013
Researchers Find Genetic Diversity Key to Survival of Honey Bee Colonies
US - When it comes to honey bees, more mates is better. A new study from North Carolina State University, the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that genetic...
Innovation in Science Protects Soils to Combat Desertification, Drought
AUSTRALIA - On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, CropLife Australia called on policymakers around the world to renew their dedication to the advancement of research into sustainable...
17 June 2013
Europe Mops Up After Floods
ANALYSIS - At the beginning of the month Central and Eastern Europe experienced some of the worst floods it had ever seen, writes Chris Harris. ...
10 June 2013
US Joins Call to End Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has joined the mounting global call to end food waste. ...
Conservation Advice for Arable Businesses
UK - The Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) and Farm Wildlife will be launching important new advice for arable businesses at Cereals this year....
Red Oilseed Rape Signals Stop to Pollen Beetle Infestation
UK - In a study published in the Arthropod-Plant Interactions journal, Rothamsted Research scientists have shown that a change in the petal colour of oilseed rape from yellow to red can result...
07 June 2013
UK Farmers Tackle Air Quality
UK - Farmers from the UK and across Europe are using a range of innovative voluntary measures to improve air quality, the NFU has told the EU Green Week conference....
NFU Supports USDA Initiatives Helping Farmers to Adapt to Climate Change
US - US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans on establishing seven "Regional Climate Hubs," create new Natural Resources Conservation...
04 June 2013
EFSA Assesses Risks to Bees from Fipronil
EU - The insecticide fipronil poses a high acute risk to honeybees when used as a seed treatment for maize, EFSA has concluded in a report requested by the European Commission....
03 June 2013
How Will Flooding, Saturated Soils Affect Crops?
US - Recent and forecasted rain events across the Midwest will lead to many fields with saturated and flooded soils. ...
31 May 2013
AccuWeather Summer Forecast: Dry in Eastern Europe; Cool in UK, France
GLOBAL - This summer, the core of the heat will be over western Russia and east of Ukraine, writes Jillian MacMath for AccuWeather. ...
Flooding Forecast for Mississippi River
US - Following an increasingly wet spring and especially the relentless downpours of late, runoff from thunderstorms is pushing up Mississippi River levels for the second time this season, writes...
Researchers Help Threatened Wheat Crops in Asia, Africa
US - Researchers at Oregon State University have helped develop new environmental monitoring technology that will allow farmers thousands of miles away, in west and central Asia, to save millions...
BCPC Congress Registration Now Open
UK - Registration is now open for the BCPC Congress, which takes place on 1-2 October 2013 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton, Sussex, UK....
30 May 2013
How Germany is Restricting Harvest Losses
ANALYSIS - Germany loses about 3.3 per cent of its wheat crop each year because of pests, bad handling and poor storage, writes Chris Harris. ...
Yield-enhancing Technology for Developing Countries
GLOBAL - FuturaGene, which works in the enhancement of yield and sustainability in woody crops for biopower and biofuel markets, will work with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Centre (DDPSC)...
29 May 2013
Study Show Messy Parts of Farm Provide Vital Habitat
UK – Overgrown corners in fields and farm yards could are more important to wildlife than previously thought, according to research carried out on a Somerset farm....
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