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Editorial (March 2012)

Editorial (March 2012)

Bridging the gap for the improvement of agricultural productivity in the smallholder sector is an underlying theme for this edition. Choosing the right strategies to generate and share information is vital, but with the widespread decline in extension services, new approaches are urgently needed.

Date published: March 2012

Editorial (January 2012)

Editorial (January 2012)

Keeping track of our changing environment and humanity's impact and dependence on natural cycles is a key theme of this edition. A new year also heralds new beginnings as New Agriculturist launches two new sections, supported by the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR).

Date published: January 2012

Editorial (November 2011)

Editorial (November 2011)

Whether on a small or large-scale, the motivation for social change and doing things differently is a strong thread throughout this edition. In an era of unprecedented food, water and energy shortages, how can we feed more, with less, in a warming world?

Date published: November 2011

Editorial (September 2011)

Editorial (September 2011)

Whether preparing for natural disasters or seeking to improve health or food security, our challenge is not lack of knowledge, but using the scientific knowledge we have to address the challenges we face. With a focus on the multiple benefits of tree cultivation, this edition provides evidence of what science can teach us.

Date published: September 2011

Editorial (July 2011)

Editorial (July 2011)

The complex challenges of achieving food security and protecting the environment in the context of global warming, increasing population and constrained resources, are recurring themes in this edition of New Agriculturist. Views on the controversial issue of land grabbing, and a focus on coastal livelihoods are also featured.

Date published: July 2011

Editorial (May 2011)

Editorial (May 2011)

Change is unsettling, but growing pressure from population increase, fresh water depletion and high food prices means that business as usual is not a sustainable option. But there is cause for optimism in the development of rural entrepreneurship taking place around the developing world - a key focus in this edition of New Agriculturist.

Date published: May 2011

Editorial (March 2011)

Editorial (March 2011)

With continuing tension in the Middle East, a surge in oil prices is expected to put further pressure on global food prices. The impact that this will have on resource-poor, rural communities has not gone unnoticed. In this edition we focus on some of the initiatives providing the skills and support for women and youth to fulfil their potential as farmers and rural entrepreneurs.

Date published: March 2011

Editorial (January 2011)

Editorial (January 2011)

With extreme flooding already causing havoc in 2011, most climate experts agree that global warming will exacerbate such events. In this edition, we present viewpoints from the Cancun climate summit and the effect of two degrees warming on agriculture. We also focus on the impact of knowledge sharing and, with your input, we hope to learn the impact of sharing New Agriculturist with you.

Date published: January 2011

Editorial (November 2010)

Editorial (November 2010)

Like the woes released from Pandora's box, the challenges we face are numerous, and if we are to hold onto hope, we must be prepared to change. In this final edition of 2010, New Agriculturist looks at key areas where change is paramount, including restoring soils, reducing hunger and improving women's right and access to land.

Date published: November 2010

Editorial (September 2010)

Editorial (September 2010)

With forthcoming summits on the Millennium Development Goals and climate change, the dual challenges of feeding the world and protecting the environment must remain foremost in decision-makers' minds. Greater investment in agricultural science and its communication is required to achieve global food security with less water, less land, higher energy costs and global warming. In this issue, demonstrating the impact of agricultural development is also a key theme.

Date published: September 2010

 

 

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