AgriBriefing launches industry wide survey on women in food and agriculture

agribusiness feagAgriBriefing’s Women in Food and Agriculture campaign, which promotes the role of women across the agribusiness supply chain, has launched the first industry-wide diversity and inclusion survey, supported by Alltech

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Purdue economists warn palm oil solutions may have unintended consequences

rainforestAs the European Union (EU) and others call for measures to slow palm oil sales to limit deforestation, carbon and biodiversity losses, a decrease in palm oil production may have repercussions in Malaysia and Indonesia, affecting the rest of the world, said Purdue University economists

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Research uncovers gene that improves drought resistance in cereals

heriottAs climate change is having a devastating impact on cereal crops, scientists at Heriot-Watt University have identified a gene responsible for drought resistance in barley which is thought to help future-proof the cereals industry

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Vietnam and IRRI explore collaborations to enhance rice sector productivity

vietnam riceDr Matthew Morell, director-general of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) met with Dr Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Vietnam’s minister of agriculture, to discuss ways to increase the resilience of domestic agriculture to climate change, enhance the productivity and access to markets of rice farmers

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Biobest unveils product to prevent cracking in soft fruit

PIC strawberries 1200x628Biobest Group has launched Bluestim with an aim to help soft fruit growers with fewer micro-cracks in strawberries, raspberries and blueberries production by reducing the effects of abiotic stress

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