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    How research, collaboration are contributing to food security in Africa

    Professor of Plant Breeding Maryke Labuschagne is working with a group of more than 20 African PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve the...

    2 days ago

    Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

    Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

    29 Apr 2021

    Nestlé Hatcher platform invites collaboration with African innovators

    Best-in-class innovators are presented with an opportunity to be future Nestlé suppliers...

    15 Mar 2021

    Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

    According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

    12 Mar 2021

    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

    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

    New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

    Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

    By Trevor Gareth Jones 15 Jan 2021

    Singapore approves cell-cultured chicken bites - who will be the first to try them?

    Cultured meat made from animal cells without animal slaughter has been approved for sale for the first time...

    By Chris Bryant 7 Dec 2020

    Global agtech market value to reach $22bn by 2025

    The agtech market is comprised of services such as agricultural sensors for crop management, GPS field mapping, and supply chain management...

    26 Nov 2020

    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

    FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems

    Turning the recovery from Covid-19 into an opportunity for cities to become more sustainable, resilient, and provide access to healthy foods for all...

    23 Sep 2020

    Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map

    Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has developed a new tool anyone, anywhere can access to obtain multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are...

    17 Sep 2020

    Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

    Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

    30 Jul 2020



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