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 (SSSA)
- Feed the future strategy unveiled by Obama administration
SAGCOT on agri in Tanzania: “Someday agriculture will truly uplift the country and the region at large”
Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025 and ASDS (Agricultural Sector Development Strategy) established clear priorities for the transformation process towards a modern commercial Tanzania to be private sector-led. This is according to Mr. Geoffrey Kirenga, CEO of the SAGCOT Centre Ltd, (Southern Agricultural Corridor of Tanzania), a public-private partnership that seeks to develop the agricultural sector of Tanzania by fostering responsible agribusiness investments in the country’s southern corridor.SAGCOT...
Rivulis Irrigation Featured on Israel Agricultural News Website
(Israel – December 6, 2016) The following article was recently featured on the online news website, IsraelAgri. Rivulis Drip Tape/Lines, Software and More We interviewed Sharon Morag, Regional Sales Manager at Rivulis who is responsible for the following markets: former CIS countries and Turkey. Sharon has been with Rivulis since its establishment. “Rivulis is focused on bringing trusted innovation to growers. Some of our new products are in our traditional field of irrigation such as drip tape...
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’s Resnick Sustainability Institute, and colleagues report in Nature Geoscience...
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...