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    A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% - here's why scientists are worried

    EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too...

    By Philip Donkersley 3 Mar 2021

    Farmers fight back: Making animal feed from a locust plague

    Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but startup The Bug Picture hopes to transform the pests into profits...

    By Baz Ratner 23 Feb 2021

    Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils

    Researchers have unearthed a 'biological switch' which could boost crop yield worldwide...

    By Malcolm Bennett, Bipin Pandey and Sacha Mooney 18 Jan 2021

    We found a way to turn urine into solid fertiliser - it could make farming more sustainable

    If rolled out worldwide, our method could replace a quarter of all the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in agriculture...

    By Prithvi Simha, Björn Vinnerås and Jenna Senecal 10 Nov 2020

    Overview of the African fertiliser market

    The international fertiliser market had a slow start in 2020 and the upcoming Lunar New Year in February might result in a quieter month. Higher freight rates will also have a possible impact on global producer netbacks...

    21 Jan 2020

    Ethiopia is making maps to help improve soil health

    Ethiopian researchers put together maps which show where there are soil fertility issues and whether nutrients are missing...

    By Ermias Betemariam 5 Dec 2019

    Europe-banned insecticide 'threatens Africa's food security'

    Scientists are calling on African policymakers to act urgently to control the use of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which threaten the wider ecosystem and food security, and have been banned by the European Union.

    By Munyaradzi Makoni 25 Nov 2019

    Dangote, Togo partner to transform phosphate into fertiliser

    Under the partnership, Togo will provide access to phosphate resources and the Dangote Group will provide access to ammonia and to the Nigerian market...

    12 Nov 2019

    Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

    New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

    3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

    Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

    Pesticide research must stay transparent and independent

    Most studies on the use of pesticides are funded by those that produce the chemicals but only independent research can inform us about the best agricultural practices.

    By Sébastien Sauvé 13 May 2019

    Cutting nitrogen fertiliser amounts raise rice yields

    The amount of nitrogen in fertilisers could be reduced to achieve high rice yields and boost food security in sub-Saharan Africa...

    By Paul Adepoju 29 Mar 2019

    Boosting R&D capacity for sustainable agriculture

    Africa's over-reliance on external institutions is undermining the continent's capacity to strengthen agricultural research and development for improving the livelihoods of millions of people...

    By Nteranya Sanginga 10 Dec 2018

    Living Soil: A documentary for all of us

    Our soils support 95% of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years...

    6 Dec 2018



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