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How the Internet of Things has reached the ocean

Source: worldfishing.net Catalina Sea Ranch is the developer of the first offshore aquaculture facility in federally regulated waters of the United States. It holds a pioneering permit for developing 100 acres of ocean space approximately six miles offshore from Huntington Beach, California. This innovative company is developing an Ocean Internet …

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Can a ‘food computer’ prevent us from running out of farmland?

Source: huffingtonpost.com MIT research scientist Caleb Harper wants to build a real-life “Farmville.” He had taken a first crack at experimental agriculture following a visit to Japan shortly after the Fukushima disaster in 2011, where he saw that people were afraid to eat the locally grown food. He wondered if …

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African agriculture sector benefits from multi-million investment

Source: footprint2africa.com The Malawi agriculture sector is enjoying a massive investment of about $500 million in the 2015/16 financial year, running from July to June, but the question is whether the sector will get the maximum return from the investment. The donor contribution to the sector is estimated at $265 …

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Masdar’s soil enhancement research boosts UAE agriculture sector

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is working to develop a novel innovation that can help address the country’s food, water and energy security concerns, through UAE national graduate student Fatima Al Jallaf’s soil fertility-enhancing biodegradable “microbeads”, which will improve the UAE’s ability to support farming. In her research, …

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Study explores sustainable crop production in Namibia

Source: allafrica.com Ensuring sustainability from ‘farm to fork’ is a measure that enhances food security as it enables the provision of nutritious foods produced without degrading the environment. The issue of sustainability is paramount as the world grapples and tries to balance between producing enough food for everyone, and same …

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Global registry of small farmers for food security established

A group of standards-setters in food and agriculture are collaborating to develop an open global registry to recognise the contribution of millions of farmers and small agricultural businesses to the world’s food systems. Working neutrally under the umbrella of the United Nations Global Compact’s Food and Agriculture (FAB) Principles and …

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University launches food security program 

The American University of Beirut has established a food security program. The program offers an interdisciplinary approach to graduate-level education on the issue of food security, with a particular focus on the MENA region. Courses will run this summer, and the plan is to expand its offerings in early 2016, …

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101 global food organisations to watch in 2015

Food Tank has highlighted 101 “incredible organisations” who are playing a vital part in creating a better food system. Source: Food Tank Food Tank has the honor of highlighting organisations across the globe that are working to fight food waste, combat the dual paradoxes of hunger and obesity, recognise the …

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Record crop production and falling oil prices drive increased food affordability, says EIU Global Food Security Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit expects prices for the major food crops to continue falling in 2015. Results from the latest Global Food Security Index (GFSI) quarterly price adjustment update reveal that food affordability improved in nearly 75% of countries in September through November 2014 largely because of a 2.8% decline …

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Poor can benefit from commercial aquaculture

A new report from WorldFish shows that resource-poor Bangladeshis can participate in commercial aquaculture, challenging conventional assumptions that this was not possible. The report also highlights that more of the very poor in Bangladesh are profiting from commercial aquaculture than was previously thought. Source: WorldFish The report – Aquaculture, employment, …

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