Agriculture & Nutrition

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Aquafarmers on the front lines

by Jenny Seifert Phys.org September 11, 2018

Many of the world's future farmers will likely be farming oceans, as aquaculture—the cultivation of fish and other aquatic species—continues its expansion as the fastest growing food sector. New research shows that in order for this next generation of farmers to thrive, there is an urgent need t...

Pest-proof bags and bins slim Tanzania’s ‘lean season’

by Wesley Langat Reuters September 9, 2018

Improved storage techniques have shown they can cut the loss of harvested maize by 10 percent in Tanzania, and help one-third fewer households go hungry in the lean season, Swiss researchers said....

Photo: A grasshopper on a plant [Tengku Bahar/Getty]

The Very Hot, Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Ed Yong The Atlantic September 2, 2018

Climate change will mean more insects, and less food for humans. A new study attempts to calculate how much of our food crops will be impacted by these changes....

Photo: A woman farmer uses hand tools on her farm [Neil Palmer/CIAT]

Agroecology key to food security in developing countries

by Rachel Wynberg and Laura Pereira The University of Cape Town News September 2, 2018

Rachel Wynberg, Associate Professor and DST/NRF Bio-economy Research Chair, University of Cape Town and Laura Pereira, Researcher/Lecturer at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University, argue that developing countries should not strive for industrial agriculture. Inste...

Sugarcane fields in Sezela, South Africa
Sugarcane fields in Sezela, South Africa. Photo by Dean Hutton/Bloomberg

What Will the World Eat in the Next Decade?

by Agnieszka de Sousa, Alan Bjerga and Cindy Hoffman Bloomberg August 30, 2018

India will eat more butter and drink more milk. Africa’s sweet tooth will grow bigger. But China’s appetite for pork is on the wane. Each of these trends will reshape global trade flows in agriculture, creating new winners—and forcing companies to adjust their food chains to serve shifting tas...

Photo: Debisi Araba [courtesy Debisi Araba]

Technology Could Soon Revolutionize Agriculture In Africa

by Lorin Fries Forbes August 28, 2018

Forbes interviews CIAT's Debisi Araba, the dynamic regional director for Africa at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) about the potential for technology to transform agriculture in Africa....

Are forgotten crops the future of food?

by Preeti Jha BBC Future August 24, 2018

Just four crops - wheat, maize, rice and soybean - provide two-thirds of the world’s food supply. But scientists in Malaysia are trying to change that by reviving crops that have been relegated to the sidelines....

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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