Agriculture

Growing reliance on foreign crops threatens diversity

shutterstock 381293695New research has revealed that countries increasingly rely on introduced plants for food and need to cooperate to protect crop diversity

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Bayer, Yara join hands to deliver technology to farmers

2017 0008 1Bayer and Yara International ASA (Yara) have entered into a software collaboration and technology license agreement to provide farmers worldwide with digital farming tools that help increase farm productivity, profitability and sustainability

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International Year of Pulses closes with call to build upon strong momentum

chana 390705 640At the closing ceremony of the International Year of Pulses (IYP) hosted by Burkina Faso with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the organisation said that the year helped raise awareness globally of the many benefits of pulses, and boosted knowledge sharing and partnerships, but gains must be further strengthened to achieve the international community’s sustainable development goals

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FAO, Japan collaborate to fight food insecurity in Myanmar

5335814456 70d43fe3ef z 1The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it has successfully delivered emergency assistance to more than six thousand rural households across Rakhine State, a region of Myanmar where nearly half the population is engaged in the agriculture sector

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ERL: half of world's calories is produced by small farms

Small farm Dalaman 2833283000A study published in Environmental Research Letter (ERL) estimates that more than 50 per cent of the world's food calories are produced in regions where the average farm size is less than five hectares, particularly in South and East Asia 

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