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‘SAVE’ Project Awarded for Educating Youth on Green Farming

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AgraME Awards recognise regions leading sustainable agriculture innovations. Recognising the diversity and resilience of the country’s sustainable agriculture industry, the AgraME Awards, which took place last night (13 March) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, highlighted the best product and farm innovations as well as excellence in Emirati Agribusiness. The Planet Greeners, a team of Agricultural Scientists focused on innovation …

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Edible insects inch one step close

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By Andrea Rinaldi – SciDev.Net  Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body. The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and environmental risks of insect farming are similar to …

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UAE Ministry of Environment and Water & Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture sign MoU

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Partnership to support bilateral relations & boost agriculture & animal and fish farming. H.E. Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water and H.E. Dr. Sufian Sultan Al-Tamimi, Minister of Agriculture, Palestinian Authority, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the field of agriculture and animal and fish farming. The collaboration is a major leap in …

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Kuwait Launches Initiative To Advance Food Security, Health And Education Development Across Africa

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Kuwait today launched a major initiative to spur sustainable development across Africa with an annual prize recognizing the best research or development efforts in food security, health and education that contribute to significantly solving development challenges facing African nations. Named the ‘Al-Sumait Prizes’ after the late Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sumait, a Kuwaiti physician who devoted his life towards helping the poor …

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Edible insects inch one step closer

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By SciDev.Net – Andrea Rinaldi Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body. The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and environmental risks of insect farming are similar to …

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How the media can get agri-tech on the radar

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By Natalie Heng Better journalism can benefit farmers all over the world, raising awareness about major ethical issues, such as the use of genetically modified strains, but also informing smallholders about new technologies that can improve productivity. These are the conclusions of a panel discussion organised by SciDev.Net, in partnership with the Cornell Alliance for Science, on 10 June, at …

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Computer system identifies cattle from nose prints

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By Ola Al-Ghazawy – SciDev.Net Egyptian scientists have developed a computer-based technique to identify cattle using nose prints, a study says. The system, devised by researchers at Beni-Suef University, uses computer algorithms to detect distinct features in cattle muzzle images to classify animals. This technique has already been applied to similar biometric tasks, such as identifying human faces. Monitoring livestock …

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UAE’s innovative new rain enhancement program draws interest at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

Alia Mazroui: "Our country could become a world leader in rain science"

Alia Mazroui: “Our country could become a world leader in rain science”  Today, Alia Mazroui, Director of the UAE Program for Rain Enhancement Science, outlined the objectives of this ground-breaking initiative to an international audience at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, an event being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy …

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Global Forum for innovations in agriculture launches call for innovations

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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 sustainable agriculture, has today launched the Call for Innovations for next year’s event, to be held from 9-10 March 2015 in Abu Dhabi. The deadline for submissions is 31 August …

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FAO urges countries to step up action against destructive banana disease

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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 banana markets The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning countries to step up monitoring, reporting and prevention of one of the world’s most destructive banana …

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