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Can Returning Crops to Their Wild States Help Feed the World?
To feed the world's growing population expected to reach nine billion by the year 2050 we will have to find ways to produce more food...
How Will Climate Change Transform Agriculture?
Climate change impacts will require major but very uncertain transformations of global agriculture systems by mid-century, according...
Scientists Have Developed Model for Oil Palm Cultivation
Australian scientists have developed a model for oil palm cultivation, aimed at helping growers of the crop maximize the yields of...
Mother Plants Teach Seeds About Seasons; Give Them a Thicker Coat
New research by Dr Steve Penfield from the John Innes Centre has found that 'mother' plants remember the seasons and use this memory...
How to Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People
Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations?...
China's Food Self-sufficiency Policy
It is unlikely China will be able to maintain self-sufficiency on all major agrifood commodities, according to Matthew Hyde and Faraz...
Can Organic Crops Compete with Industrial Agriculture?
A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture...
Insecticides Foster 'Toxic' Slugs, Reduce Crop Yields
Insecticides aimed at controlling early-season crop pests, such as soil-dwelling grubs and maggots, can increase slug populations,...
Protecting the Rainforest Through Agriculture and Forestry
Study investigates land use concepts in tropical mountain forests...
Crops Play Major Role in Annual CO2 Cycle Increase
Each year, the planet balances its budget. The carbon dioxide absorbed by plants in the spring and summer as they convert solar energy...
Boosts in Productivity of Corn Modifies Northern Hemisphere Carbon Dioxide Cycle
Each year in the Northern Hemisphere, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide drop in the summer as plants "inhale," then climb again...
Wild food is Important Ecosystem Service, Study Argues
Wild plants and animals consumed as food provide an important ecosystem service that deserves more policy attention, claims a recent...
New Framework Identifies High Nature Value Farmland
With over half of Europe’s species dependent on agricultural habitats, protecting ‘high nature value’ farmland is vital to biodiversity...
Prehistoric Farming on the 'Roof of the World'
Animal teeth, bones and plant remains have helped researchers from Cambridge, China and America to pinpoint a date for what could be...
Mediterranean Land Degradation Threatens Food Security
Climate change, tourism and population growth are all accelerating land degradation in the Mediterranean region, according to recent...
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