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Global Forum for innovations in agriculture launches call for innovations

Agriculture, Featured, Innovation July 16, 2014 at 11:39

Submissions for 2015 event open to all applicants – deadline 31 August 2014 The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), the world’s most influential event for the future of […]

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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease

Agriculture, Featured April 16, 2014 at 09:30

FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease / Following its spread to Africa and the Middle East, Fusarium wilt TR4 increases the risks to livelihoods and […]

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HE Rashid bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture opened by he UAE Minister of Environment

Agriculture, Featured February 3, 2014 at 14:30

Day One of GFIA also saw Keynote Speeches from Bill Gates via video, and Dr Mark Post, scientist behind world’s first lab burger. HE Rashid bin Fahad, UAE Minister of […]

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Better land care may be worth US$1.4 trillion a year

Better land care may be worth US$1.4 trillion a year

Agriculture, Featured October 28, 2013 at 07:25

By Lou Del Bello – SciDev.Net Better management of degraded lands could deliver up to US$1.4 trillion a year in increased crop production, says a report presented at the UN […]

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Non-food crops lock up enough calories to feed 4 billion

Agriculture, Featured, Research August 16, 2013 at 11:00

By Lou Del Bello – SciDev.Net Global calorie availability could be increased by as much as 70 per cent — feeding an additional 4 billion people — by shifting cropland […]

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Ancient Egyptian river could be revived for farming

Agriculture, Featured, Green Technologies July 4, 2013 at 04:05

By Ian Randall – SciDev.Net A 5,000-year-old river could be resurrected to bring sustainable agriculture to one of the planet’s rainiest yet driest deserts, according to a study, which proposes […]

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Nanotech filter may protect farmed fish from fungus

Nanotech filter may protect farmed fish from fungus

Agriculture, Featured, Research May 23, 2013 at 01:34

By Wagdy Sahel – SciDev.Net Iranian scientists have coated a water filter with silver nanoparticles to prevent fungal infections in fish farmed indoors, in a step that they say could […]

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In Perspective: What really holds back Islamic science

In Perspective: What really holds back Islamic science

Agriculture, Featured, Research May 22, 2013 at 01:09

By David Dickson – SciDev.Net Conservative traditions, rather than religious belief, seem to be the main barrier to modern science in Muslim countries, says David Dickson. Earlier this month, I […]

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Developing countries to share community-based adaptation experience

Developing countries to share community-based adaptation experience

Agriculture, Featured, Government May 2, 2013 at 02:30

By T.V. Padma – SciDev.Net Countries in Asia and Africa have formed an open and informal ‘government group network’ to help mainstream community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change and share […]

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Focus on Gender: Business can do more to aid women

Focus on Gender: Business can do more to aid women

Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Featured April 4, 2013 at 03:00

By SciDev.Net – Henrietta Miers Companies have much to offer when it comes to helping female entrepreneurs in developing countries access markets, says Henrietta Miers. Ongoing research into controlling cassava […]

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