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Agriculture’s role in creating a more sustainable future

Source: csrwire.com Producing enough food, fiber and fuel for more than nine billion people by 2050, while conserving natural resources is a challenge that has become increasingly complex. In the next 35 years, experts predict that we’ll need to double agricultural production to keep pace with population growth, changing diets and …

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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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Technology introduced to cut drought impact

Source: globenewswire.com Florida-based biotechnology business Xgenex LLC has entered into a commercial agreement with microorganism innovation company AquaBella Organic Solutions. The deal covers the North American sales of AquaBella bio-enzyme water treatment and TerraBella organic sustainable soil corrective and root inoculant, that improve produce quality and increase yield in a …

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The economy and ecology of sustainable agriculture

Sustainable agriculture is about conserving resources. Mike Phillips, a Rockingham County beef cattle farmer and field technician for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, said he believes sustainable agriculture is not only about maintaining one’s resources, but also improving them—especially the soil. “If you take care of your …

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Sustainable agriculture efforts come to South Africa through SAB

Source: African Business Review Sustainability and conservation is an important topic around the world, and one affecting practically every sector of industry. Whether a business’s goal is garnering goodwill by going green, or simply saving some green by reducing energy and resource costs through conservation, efficient best practices are on …

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Sustainable agriculture implemented in Brazil ahead of Olympics

The Dow Chemical Company, together with the Olympic Games and Official Carbon Partner of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee has announced that Dow AgroSciences Brazil is working with Brazilian farmers from the state of Mato Grosso to implement more sustainable agricultural practices that will generate climate benefits for the mitigation of …

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Lebanon looks to sustainable agriculture

Source: www.al-monitor.com Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren developed the concept of permaculture in 1978 as a creative design process bringing together knowledge, culture, habitats, and human and agricultural systems in the creation of a natural ecosystem. In 2014, the organization SOILS: Permaculture Association Lebanon began implementing permaculture in the …

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When was the last time you shared ideas with 10 brilliant minds?

The roundtable programme  at the upcoming Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture has been published.    Source: GFIA There are 25 roundtable discussions now scheduled at GFIA 2015. The format is one topic with ten participants, no audience, and 45 minutes to share views, debate solutions and network with people …

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Only the caterpillars of the cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) are cotton pests. The adult moths drink nectar from flowers
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Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton

Combining computer modelling and field research on cotton pests, an international study suggests that biotechnology and traditional agriculture can be compatible approaches toward sustainable agriculture. Source: University of Arizona Advocates of biotech crops and those who favour traditional farming practices such as crop diversity often seem worlds apart, but a …

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The Tana River watershed is Kenya’s life blood. Photo: Georgina Smith/CIAT
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When it comes to soil, only large-scale initiatives work

Can large-scale land interventions  fulfill their promises?< Author: Georgina Smith. Source: CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems Yes, in a word. It doesn’t have to cost the earth – but it’s not dirt cheap, and it takes a whole community. Ask Fred Kihara, fund manager at The Nature …

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