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Growing quinoa in Europe
In Germany, quinoa is trendy amongst health-conscious buyers: its seeds are rich in proteins and essential amino acids, it is gluten-free,...
Fresh groundwater flow important for coastal ecosystems
International researchers led by University of Göttingen develop first global computer model of groundwater flow into world’s oceans...
Crop pathogens ‘remarkably adaptable’
Pathogens that attack agricultural crops show remarkable adaptability to new climates and new plant hosts, new research shows....
Warm springs increase risk of severe summer droughts
Warm and sunny springs can create conditions that pave the way for severe summer droughts, a new study has shown....
Combating climate crisis: Plantations bind CO2 and bring rain to the desert
Large-scale plantations in desert regions offer several advantages. Firstly, plants bind carbon dioxide and thus help to store carbon....
Threats to global food security from emerging fungal crop pathogens
Amongst the world's most challenging problems is the need to feed an ever-growing global population sustainably....
Irrigated crops underestimation risks water shortages
The area of agricultural land that will require irrigation in future could be up to four times larger than currently estimated, a new...
Change in snowmelt threatens water supply for irrigation
Agricultural scientists from the University of Göttingen study the effects of climate change on irrigation water supply worldwide....
Psychologists target root cause of soil erosion
Land degradation is a major environmental challenge that costs 17% of global GDP and undermines economic development in many regions...
Setting Goals, Adding Diversity Are Key For Intercropping
There is a lot of buzz in beef and forage production systems around the concepts of sustainability and soil health and the numerous...
Wild plants as climate change-resistant crops
Together with colleagues from the University of Copenhagen, researchers from Aarhus University will make new crops out of wild plants....
Over 70% of essential crop wild relative species in urgent need of collection, says new research
A first of its kind global mapping project reveals gaps in wild crop genetic diversity for agriculture to adapt to future climate change....
Coffee, cocoa and vanilla: an opportunity for more trees in tropical agricultural landscapes
The cultivation of coffee, cocoa and vanilla secures the income of many small-holder farmers and is also a driver of land-use change...
Earliest spread of millet agriculture outside China linked to herding livestock
5000 years before the modern rise of millet as a popular grain, this Chinese crop was spread far and wide by ancient food aficionados,...
Sustainable palm oil? How environmental protection and poverty reduction can be reconciled
Palm oil is often associated with tropical deforestation above all else. However, this is only one side of the story, as agricultural...
 
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