Agriculture

Nobel laureate explains how new technologies measurably boost farmers' productivity

shaun coward qRySL7xKzH4 unsplashMobile technologies and digital agriculture are a great promise for the world’s farmers, making it all the more important to foster appropriate institutions capable of generating innovation that benefits smallholders and disadvantaged groups, said Nobel laureate economist Michael Kremer in a special lecture hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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FAO, PhosAgro unveil joint Soil Doctors Programme

pexels lukas 296230The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and PhosAgro, a leading producer of mineral fertilisers, have launched the joint Soil Doctors Programme in sustainable agriculture

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Arrigoni unveils Agritela Lux to protect apple and pomegranate trees

Agritela Lux apple tree 1Arrigoni has introduced Agritela Lux, a reflective mulching fabric designed to improve the colouring of fruits, making it more homogeneous

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Global food production poses an increasing climate threat

johny goerend xaSM1R157vI unsplashRising nitrous oxide emissions are putting reaching climate goals and the objectives of the Paris Agreement in jeopardy, according to the authors of a study published in Nature

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Organisations call for radical transformation of food systems

pexels john lambeth 2255801According to a report launched by the largest international space of grassroots organisations and indigenous communities working to eliminate food insecurity and malnutrition, the COVID-19 food crisis is closely related to economic, social, gender and environmental injustices of free market neoliberalism

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