On 21 May, the Global Agricultural Development Initiative published a special edition of the Global Food for Thought news brief with coverage of the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/GLOBALAGDEVELOPMENT/gad/Events/Symposium.aspx, including the Obama Administration’s Feed the Future document; remarks from keynote speakers; and media coverage of the event.
- Soil Science Society of America
- Feed the future strategy unveiled by Obama administration
Cement develops an appetite for C02
Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again. Sometimes, human agency is at work, but nature takes care of it anyway – as one of the studies reveals in the case of cement, the world’s most widely-used building material. Zhu Liu, postdoctoral scholar at California Institute of Technology’sResnick Sustainability Institute, and colleaguesreport in Nature Geosciencethat...
China: agricultural production and groundwater
As in many parts of the People’s Republic of China, Shanxi Province is experiencing reduced water security for the agriculture sector. Changing climate conditions, including reduced rainfall, are increasing reliance on groundwater resources in the province. Unsustainable groundwater use for food production intensifies the impacts of climate change, and cost-effective adaptation responses are needed to better equip vulnerable agricultural regions. Groundwater is the main source of water supply for many...
MARVIN™ technology saves agriculture & horticulture time and money
Four hundred thousand seedlings, nearly half of what a plant grower of, say, young tomato plants, produces in one season; this is the amount that sorting machines with the MARVIN technology can process in a single day. They rapidly make 3D models of the plants and accurately evaluate their size and features in milliseconds. “The information can be automatically recorded in a database and used to sort out uniform batches,” Van de Zedde explains. “In addition, the measurements also provide insight...
Agriculture and food security at heart of climate change action
The world must rapidly move to scale up actions and ambitions on climate change FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told delegates at the United Nations Climate Change conference (COP22) in Morocco today. Speaking at the high-level action day on agriculture and food security, Graziano da Silva noted that climate change impacts on agriculture - including crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries, land and water - are already undermining global efforts to assure food security and nutrition. And the...
Sentera Features Inspection & Agriculture Products at InterDrone 2016
Sentera, LLC, a global provider of software, sensor, and dronetechnologies to the infrastructure inspection and agriculture industries, will display a range of solutions at itsexhibit during the InterDrone Conference and Exposition, which takes place at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas,Nevada, September 7-9. Sentera’s Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Business Development, Greg Emerick, will participatein a panel discussion on Wednesday, September 7. The topic will be Infrastructure Insights: DroneInnov...