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
Establishing interdisciplinary approaches to agriculture and fundamental biological processes
Original story at MIT News From optimizing food production to feed a growing population to discovering the fundamental behaviors and processes of biopolymers, faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) are leveraging the interdisciplinary nature of the department to establish two new, innovative projects. H.M. King Bhumibol Professor Dennis McLaughlin, a hydrologist, and Mitsui Chair Professor Serguei Saavedra, a network and community ecologist, are working together to examine the...
Monitoring methane emissions from agriculture and dairy farming
Methane (CH4) is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted from human activities. In 2014, CH4 was responsible for around 11 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions caused by human actions. Methane is emitted by a range of natural sources such as marshlands, leakage from natural gas systems and livestock farming . Domestic livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats, produce significant amounts of CH4 as part of the normal digestive processes in the ruminant stomach system. Ruminant animals host...
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...