Agriculture & Nutrition

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...

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...

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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....

‘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...

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