Food


Out Goes Paddy Rice Farming, In Comes A New Efficient Method

Source: nation.co.ke Published: February 5, 2016 Mr Kyshan Rao, an Indian engineer and farmer, shows farmers how to select good planting seeds in Ahero Irrigation Scheme, Kisumu County. @ ANITA CHEPKOECH Time seems to be up for paddy rice farming as researchers unveil...

Farming with Forests

Source: news.aces.illinois.edu Published: September 22, 2016 By Lauren Quinn September 22, 2016  In the race to feed a growing population, it is important to consider sustainability. University of Illinois researchers are promoting the practice of agroforestry—the...

20 Food Leaders Under 40 Who Are Shaping the Future of Our Food System

Source: foodtank.com Published: May 3, 2017 At Food Tank, we are constantly amazed by the variety of ideas, initiatives, businesses, and research put forth by talented individuals making waves in the food and agriculture sectors. They come from varying backgrounds,...

Food That Does Not Waste Water

Source: pursuit.unimelb.edu.au Published: May 2, 2017 By Gary Tippet, University of Melbourne Water is life, the world’s most precious resource. Yet across rural Australia, irrigation systems covering an estimated 2.5 million hectares of land are in desperate need of...

Water Use Efficiency in Action

Source: pyxeraglobal.org Published: April 26, 2017 By Jens Soth, Luc Beerens, Arjumand Nizami, and Gisela Keller Multi-stakeholder Perspectives on the Water and Productivity Project in Pakistan Bracing for the scorching July heat in Pakistan, thirty-five-year-old...

Gaia’s Peace Garden Blooms as Model Urban Oasis

Source: huffingtonpost.com Published: April 15, 2017 Blair Frank Jeff Biggers, Contributor Tucked away at the end of a residential cul-de-sac in Iowa City, just south of Interstate 80 and growing suburbs, the daffodils, violets and hyacinth in bloom, among the peach,...

Organic Farming Could, Maybe, Feed the World, Say Scientists

Source: modernfarmer.com Published: February 5, 2016 Shutterstock Dan Nosowitz Previous studies have looked specifically at the cost or yield of organic farming, sometimes in specific countries, or at the cost of transitioning to an all-organic system. But this new...

Livestock Production

Source: climatechangeconnection.org Published: April 17, 2017 Because some degree of climate change is now inevitable, sustainable agricultural practices are critical to climate change adaptation. A focus needs to be on the implementation of farming practices that...