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  • Assessing crop damages after extreme weather

    Original story at MIT News Producing torrential rain and wind gusts exceeding 180 miles per hour as it made landfall in the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan left more than 6,000 dead and 4 million homeless. The November 2013 storm also obliterated thousands of ...

  • The common agricultural policy (CAP) and agriculture in Europe – Frequently asked questions

    Farming in Europe – an overview How rural is the EU? Over 77% of the EU's territory is classified as rural (47% is farm land and 30% forest) and is home to around half its population (farming communities and other residents). How many farmers are there in the EU? 12 million (full-time). ...


    By European Commission

  • Agriculture: the unlikely earth day hero

    Rising temperatures, erratic weather, population growth, and scarce water resources - along with growing civil unrest and skyrocketing food prices - are putting unprecedented stress on people and the planet. For over 40 years, Earth Day has served as a call to action, mobilizing individuals and organizations around the world to address these challenges. This year, Worldwatch Institute's ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Valmont Acquires Majority Stake in AgSense, a Leading Agricultural Technology Company

    Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in South Dakota-based AgSense (www.agsense.net). The acquisition further extends Valmont’s industry-leading offerings in remote monitoring and control technology ...


  • EU agriculture ministers discuss proposals for strict pesticides regulation

    At the meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, chaired by Slovenian Agriculture Minister Iztok Jarc, EU Ministers discussed the proposal for a Regulation concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. Mr Jarc gave a report on the progress achieved by the Slovenian Presidency on this dossier, and returned the dossier to the working level. The Ministers also discussed ...

  • New Mapping Tool Reveals Thousands of Record-Breaking Extreme Weather Events in 2011

    In 2011, there were at least 2,941 monthly weather records broken in communities throughout the U.S., as detailed in a new interactive extreme weather mapping tool and year-end review released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The powerful web-based tool allows Americans to draw the connections between climate change ...

  • Ontario Releases Draft Pollinator Protection Health Action Plan

    On January 22, 2016, Ontario released for consultation a draft Health Action Plan (Plan) to reduce losses of honeybees and other pollinators caused by several “stressors” stated in the Plan to include: (1) reduced habitat and poor nutrition; (2) diseases, pests, and genetics; (3) exposure to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New Analysis On Europe Crop Protection Industry Outlook to 2016

    The report titled Europe Crop Protection Industry Outlook to 2016 provides a comprehensive analysis of the market size of herbicides, fungicide, insecticides and bio-pesticides, micro-nutrients and adjuvant segments in the Europe region with major focus on France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The report provides the market share of the leading agro-chemicals manufacturers in the region along with ...


  • `Waterproofing` gene may also protect rice from droughts

    Farmers facing extreme weather conditions associated with climate change could benefit from the finding that a gene that 'waterproofs' rice plants also appears to protect them from drought. The Sub1a gene, which naturally occurs in some low-yielding varieties in India, was discovered in the 1990s at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in the Philippines. Subsequent research showed ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New Report Publishes On Global Crop Protection Industry Outlook to 2016

    The report titled Global Crop Protection Industry Outlook to 2016 Bio-pesticides: The Next Generation Crop Protection Product provides a comprehensive analysis on the size of agrochemical market, herbicides, fungicide, insecticides and bio-pesticides, micro-nutrients and adjuvant segments. The report covers the sales of crop protection products across all the regions in the world with detailed ...


  • New limits on pesticide uses will protect salmon, says EPA

    EPA has announced plans to place additional limitations on the use of three organophosphate pesticides — chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion — to protect endangered and threatened salmon and steelhead in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Anticipated changes to product labels include the addition of pesticide buffer zones; application limitations based on wind speed, soil moisture and ...

  • UN Secretary-General urges greater protection for world`s forests

    Governments, businesses and civil society must commit to protect forests by reducing deforestation, preventing environmental degradation, and providing sustainable livelihoods for all of those who depend on this precious ecosystem, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. "Forests are vital for our well-being. They cover nearly a third of the globe and provide an invaluable variety of social, ...

  • CropLife Asia Supports UN FAO Call for Food & Agriculture to ´Change´ along with Climate to Meet Growing Demands

    Plant Science Technology Highlighted as Key "Tool in the Toolbox" for Smallholder Farmers As Asia and the world prepare to mark World Food Day, CropLife Asia expressed its strong support for the 2016 theme put forth by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - 'Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.' The impact of climate change is ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • USDA Awards Research Grants to Address the Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Agriculture Production

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today (April 22, 2014) that USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $6 million to 10 universities to study the effects of climate on agriculture production and develop strategies to provide farmers and ranchers with the solutions they need to supply the nation with quality food. Vilsack made the announcement during remarks at ...

  • Keynote Address by Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA)

    Agriculture is the single most important sector in providing the basic necessities for human existence and livelihoods today. In addition to producing bioenergy and foodstuffs, it accounts for roughly 40 per cent of the world's labour force, or about 1.3 billion people. Honourable Ministers, Distinguished guests, Colleagues, Ladies and ...

  • The Climate Corporation Expands Operations with New Office in Seattle, Washington

    The Climate Corporationtoday announced the official opening of its newest office, located in Seattle, Washington. The Climate Corporation combines Big Data, ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • Agro-ecology methods are key to food security

    Agro-ecological farming methods, not industrial-scale agriculture will be needed to ensure food security and protect food supplies from the impacts of climate change, argues Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He challenges the widely held view that food production needs to be scaled up to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Importance of ag research highlighted with funding

    The continuing importance of agricultural research is evident with the proposed funding for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) in President Obama’s FY 2012 budget.  Strong AFRI funding will support land grant, USDA, and industry scientists in meeting global challenges including food security needs, maintaining soil ecosystem health, adapting crops to a changing ...

  • A Canadian winter fairy tale

    If the Canadian winter doesn‘t throw a spanner into our plans our engineers are confident that the 335 kW plant will be ready for commissioning at the end of January. “Till now we consider grape pomace, grass silage, chicken dung and glycerine as input materials, but we already send an application for fermenting leftovers like oils and drippings.“ explains Jan- Hendrik Thesing, project and ...


    By Triangle Ltd

  • Monsanto Completes Acquisition of The Climate Corporation

    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of The Climate Corporation. The announcement follows the satisfaction of closing conditions, including regulatory review. Both companies will now focus on providing farmers access to more information about the many factors that affect the success of their crops, and providing new ways to ...


    By Monsanto Company

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