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Editorial (July 2010)

Editorial (July 2010)

Agriculture is more than just farming; it is about business, education, health, land rights and culture. Cutting across these vital aspects of a country's structure, agriculture should no longer be seen as one sector or confined to one government ministry but should be fully integrated into national and regional development processes. Challenging the direction of agricultural development is a major theme in this issue.

Date published: July 2010

Editorial (May 2010)

Editorial (May 2010)

Transformation of the global research system, the value of partnerships and the need for governments to provide enabling policies to support the agricultural challenges that face the world, as well as honour existing commitments, are all highlighted in this issue. And, as always, we strive to report on successes as well as the challenges that lie ahead for effective agricultural development.

Date published: May 2010

Editorial (March 2010)

Editorial (March 2010)

As Chile and Haiti assess the damage caused by recent earthquakes, including to the agriculture sector, we focus on the overall health and wealth of the planet in terms of its agro-biodiversity. An overarching theme in this issue is also on optimising rather than maximising productivity, and how to reach farmers in order to achieve this.

Date published: March 2010

Editorial (January 2010)

Editorial (January 2010)

At the start of a new year and a new decade, it is a time to look forward and constructively face the challenges that lie ahead. In this edition, we review the outcomes of the Copenhagen summit and what has still to be achieved but also the success of agricultural development over recent decades and the lessons learnt for the future.

Date published: January 2010

Editorial (November 2009)

Editorial (November 2009)

Despite concerns over the forthcoming Copenhagen climate summit and whether a global treaty will be achieved, positive work continues to be done to address the challenges at a local level, which should inspire and encourage us. In this issue, we highlight some of the policies and agricultural approaches that are bringing benefits to rural communities.

Date published: November 2009

Editorial (September 2009)

Editorial (September 2009)

Coping with changes in the climate is a major theme in this issue of New Agriculturist. With less than one hundred days to go until the UN summit in Copenhagen, we examine some of the technologies, practices and policies that are helping, as well as hindering, climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Date published: September 2009

Editorial (July 2009)

Editorial (July 2009)

Investing in agriculture as a means to end poverty is a recurring theme in this edition of New Agriculturist. From coverage of global issues and concerns to exciting local initiatives, we bring you a selection of articles that demonstrate just why agriculture - in all its dimensions - must be kept in the development spotlight.

Date published: July 2009

Editorial (May 2009)

Editorial (May 2009)

Coping with change is a theme that weaves through this edition of New Agriculturist. Whether it is farmers coping with changes in climate or markets, or scientists grappling with the challenges for research, we report on some of the current developments in global agriculture.

Date published: May 2009

Editorial (March 2009)

Editorial (March 2009)

Finally, it seems, there is some good news: rice production is expected to reach record highs this year. In this edition of New Agriculturist, we report on some of the opportunities and threats for agricultural livelihoods and sustainable development around the world.

Date published: March 2009

Editorial (January 2009)

Editorial (January 2009)

Even the most dogmatic optimists will have had their faith tested in 2008, following the crises in food, fuel, fertiliser and now, finance. But in this New Year edition of New Agriculturist, we provide some examples of how to embrace the challenges facing agricultural development worldwide in 2009.

Date published: January 2009

 

 

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