Agriculture & Nutrition

Moves to cut emissions could cause more hunger than climate change, study says

by Thomson Reuters Foundation Japan Times August 2, 2018

Adopting some of the most stringent measures needed to curb climate change across all industries could cause hunger levels to rise by three times as much as global warming itself, according to a study released on Tuesday....

Photo: Prof. Neil Rowan from AIT and Dr. Michael Goblirsch from the University of Minnesota are collaborating by looking at the specific use of enabling disruptive technologies. [Courtesy AgriLand]

‘Severe decline in bee species threatens food security worldwide’

by Caroline Allen AgriLand July 30, 2018

At a time when many managed and wild-bee species are in a severe decline that threatens food security, researchers from Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and Maynooth University have joined forces with the University of Minnesota, in the US, to tackle diseases affecting pollinators....

Fighting the ‘white cancer’ threatening global food security

by Dr Nerissa Hannink Pursuit - The University of Melbourne July 18, 2018

Researchers have made a ‘game changing’ shift in our understanding of how plants succumb to high levels of salt in agricultural soils....

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Does more food always mean less hunger?

by Aid & International Development Forum Aid & International Development Forum July 2, 2018

A group of farming experts have questioned calls that increased food production will guarantee a decline in hunger. International researchers reviewed 53 research papers on intensive farming in low and middle income countries and found it brings limited benefits to poor farmers and damages the envir...

Photo: A new local food hub has been proposed for a portion of the Edmonton Exhibition Lands. [Hilary Duff/CBC]

Food hub could make locally sourced food more accessible to Edmontonians

by Anna McMillan CBC News June 17, 2018

A new proposal for a food hub in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada could make it easier for farmers to get their product to market — and for shoppers to get access to local food. A city report, to be reviewed by the executive committee on Monday, says the food hub would be a "multi-purpose facility … th...

Ghana launches nationwide census on agriculture

by Xinhua Xinhua News June 10, 2018

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recently launched the census of agriculture to gather reliable data to inform national policy interventions in the development of agriculture in the country. Ghana last held a census of agriculture some 33 years ago and hopes that the 2018 data collecti...

Video: Ways to impact Food Security

by June 6, 2018

The US Agency for International Development created a video that describes challenges people, farmers, and governments may encounter to try to be food secure. This short video Food Security talks about some ways countries can improve agriculture ...

Revealing Food’s Hidden Costs: New Framework for Food and Agriculture

by Danielle Nierenberg Food Tank June 4, 2018

A new report released today offers a ground-breaking platform to evaluate the real costs and benefits—including environmental, health, and social impacts—of our agriculture and food systems....

(Photp: Y. Shunpi)

With bees on the brink, World Bee Day seeks to raise awareness

by Deutsche Welle May 20, 2018

Organizations across the globe on Sunday marked the first-ever World Bee Day launched by the UN to raise awareness about the fate of pollinators. Over the past decade, bees and other pollinators have witnessed a steady decline, with experts blaming several factors, including insecticides, climate c...

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Save the bees! Lawmakers join the battle to save pollinators

by Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press May 20, 2018

A pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced bills last week that aim to protect bees and other pollinators that are crucial to Michigan's agriculture industry.  (May 20 is #WorldBeeDay.)...

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