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Port Augusta farm shows how to grow food in the desert

Source: foodworldnews.com Sundrop Farms, a privately owned enterprise, uses existing technology to grow tomatoes in the desert. Powered by solar panels, the company uses sunlight and seawater to heat and cool plants all year-round. This has caught the attention of partners Coles supermarket, that gave out a 10-year contract to …

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Farming by the sub-inch: What the future of food looks like

Source: cnbc.com Farmers for decades have relied on gut checks and generations-deep knowledge to make crop decisions. This tradition of land stewardship has meant preemptively wiping out an entire field to thwart what might be, for example, a small localized pest problem. But agriculture, like many industries, is increasingly digitized. …

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China-funded lab to boost Kenya’s agricultural innovation

Source: allafrica.com The ongoing building of a China-funded laboratory in a Kenyan university is to enhance agricultural research and innovation, and in a long run, benefit the farmers in the East African nation, said a Kenyan scholar. Professor Richard Mulwa from Egerton University said that the crop molecular laboratory, which is …

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Australia’s agriculture industry heads for bright future in China

Source: Weekly Times China’s slowing economy may not be good news for Australia’s mining industry, but agriculture commodities still have a bright future in China. That’s according to NAB senior Asia economist Gerard Burg, who said Chinese economic growth would continue to fall but changing Chinese diets would boost food demand. China’s …

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A farmer harvests rice in China's Jiangsu province,. Photo: Xinhua
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China to enhance public awareness of GM technology

China will step up its efforts in improving public awareness of genetically modified (GM) technology in agriculture in 2015, according to a key policy document released by the Communist Party of China and the government. Source: China Daily The country will strengthen the technical study, safety management and better public …

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Kenya and Taiwan join Delta Alliance
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Kenya and Taiwan join Delta Alliance

In 2009, Alterra Wageningen UR set up the Delta Alliance, an international knowledge-driven network for enhancing safety and sustainability in the delta regions of the world. Now that Kenya and Taiwan have joined the network, fourteen deltas over the whole world are members. Source: Wageningen UR Together the member countries …

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