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
Agricultural firm opts to remain baling with Riverside
Agrimin Ltd – world leader in animal health and nutrition – has invested in further baling technology from Riverside Waste Machinery. Based in North Lincolnshire, the business has always been passionate about its duties to recycle, and the recent purchase of a second baler – an RWM 75 – has helped them manage this more efficiently. The company – which has over 35 years’ experience in the development, manufacture and marketing of high quality livestock vitamin technology for the...
New Report Shows Agriculture Productivity Consistently Up
Ohio farmers have been producing more and, on average, earning slightly more too. Improved technology, rising crop yields, farmer ingenuity and lower prices for farm inputs have led to higher agricultural productivity, specifically annual increases of 1.6 percent since the 1950s, according to a report produced by a team of agricultural economists from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. The just-released report examines trends in Ohio’s...
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...