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Online tool to raise profile of agriculture at COP19

Online tool to raise profile of agriculture at COP19

In the run up to COP19, an online guide has been launched by Farming First to provide knowledge, information and support to farmers, industry leaders and policymakers who want to raise the profile of agriculture within the UN climate change negotiations.

Date published: September 2013

Climate change pushing pests towards the poles

Climate change pushing pests towards the poles

Crop pests are moving towards the North and South Poles at an average rate of 3 km a year due to global warming, a new study has revealed.

Date published: September 2013

New tool selects best water technologies for specific regions

New tool selects best water technologies for specific regions

A new tool, which aims to boost the livelihoods of poor African farmers in the Limpopo and Volta river basins, pinpoints areas where proven agricultural water management technologies and methods would be most effective.

Date published: September 2013

Climate change threatens water supply in Volta

Climate change threatens water supply in Volta

The combined effects of higher temperatures and diminished rain could mean that by 2100, all current and planned hydroelectric projects in the Volta River basin will generate less power than existing facilities do now, a new study has revealed.

Date published: September 2013

Caribbean farmers abandoning diseased banana fields

Caribbean farmers abandoning diseased banana fields

Black Sigatoka is currently threatening Caribbean banana and plantain crops, causing some farmers to abandon their crops.

Date published: September 2013

Gabonese entrepreneur wins top business prize

Gabonese entrepreneur wins top business prize

A new business cultivating banana and cassava in Gabon has been awarded the Project Incubator Award at this year's Africa Finance and Investment Forum

Date published: August 2013

India to begin commercial production of olive oil

India to begin commercial production of olive oil

Commercial production of olive oil is due to begin in September 2013 in Rajasthan as part of a state government-funded project that has supported the planting of more than 144,000 olive trees planted on 260 hectares since 2008.

Date published: August 2013

Competing for beans

Competing for beans

In an effort to secure premium beans and satisfy discerning customers, international coffee companies are increasingly providing direct support to farmers in Asia and Africa.

Date published: July 2013

Priorities determined for conserving wild relatives

Priorities determined for conserving wild relatives

A new study, which has detected 'gaps' in collections of wild relatives of staple foods and identified their locations, could help global efforts to improve crops and make them more productive and resilient.

Date published: July 2013

Mobile phones to stop illegal logging

Mobile phones to stop illegal logging

A pilot project to detect and prevent illegal logging in the Indonesian rainforest using recycled mobile phones has just been completed in western Sumatra by San Francisco-based startup, Rainforest Connection.

Date published: July 2013

 

 

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