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High-tech agriculture: Farmers risk being 'locked in' to unsustainable practices
High-tech agriculture: Farmers risk being 'locked in' to unsustainable practicesArticle

Digital approaches in farming are called "precision agriculture", which aims to measure the needs of crops or livestock as precisely as possible to be able to apply "the right amount at the right time". This has proven to be a valuable approach, particularly for crops...

8 Mar 2019

Honey bees are the most important single species for crop pollination.
Managed bees versus wild bees? It's not that simple in South AfricaArticle

There's widespread concern about the global decline of honey bees and the associated loss of pollination services...

Tlou Masehela 10 Jan 2019

New report highlights opportunity for companies to improve their biodiversity performance
New report highlights opportunity for companies to improve their biodiversity performanceArticle

Biodiversity produces a wide variety of goods and services on which businesses depend. Examples include crop pollination, water filtration, flood attenuation...

7 Nov 2018

A bee economist explains honey bees' vital role in growing tasty almonds
A bee economist explains honey bees' vital role in growing tasty almondsArticle

It's sometimes reported that one in every three bites of food depends on bees. As is often the case when an easy to grasp notion spreads, there's a dose of truth and a dollop of exaggeration...

Brittney Goodrich 20 Aug 2018

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Honeybees hog the limelight, yet wild insects are the most important and vulnerable pollinatorsArticle

A broad library of evidence suggests there has been a widespread decline in their abundance and diversity since the 1950s. This matters because such insects are critical both for the reproduction of wild plants and for agricultural food production...

Philip Donkersley 16 Apr 2018

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The decrease in honey production and its impact on local producers and consumersArticle

Six questions and answers around the decrease in production of honey and the hive of concern around its impact on local producers and consumer markets...

15 Aug 2017

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Common pesticides can harm bees, but the jury is still out on a global banArticle

Some of the world's most widely used pesticides can be harmful to bees, according to the first large-scale studies aimed at measuring the impact of compounds called neonicotinoids...

Phil Lester 3 Jul 2017

How the energy crisis impacts on food security in SA
How the energy crisis impacts on food security in SAArticle

In 2008, scores of South Africans responded in angry disbelief to calls to switch off their lights for an hour in WWF's annual Earth Hour campaign...

Tatjana von Bormann 10 Mar 2015

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