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  • Writing an equation for soil success

    Soil isn’t one size fits all. It may look the same under your feet – but under a microscope, that’s a different story. A plant’s roots, tiny bugs – these things can tell one soil from another quite easily. Soil scientists typically measure different aspects of soil — how much air it contains, how well it retains water, heat, and more — to ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Worldwatch Institute launches initiative to assess agricultural methods’ impacts on sustainability, productivity

    The Worldwatch Institute is launching a two-year project to point the world toward innovations in agriculture that can nourish people as well as the planet, supported by a $1.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project will focus specifically on sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, 1 billion people worldwide go to bed hungry each night. In the first study of its kind, the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • US `plans cut to global agricultural research funds`

    Despite rising food prices and restrictions on food exports the United States is planning to cut funding to international agricultural research, scientists claim. In February this year officials from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) warned that a cut in funding was likely. The actual figure is yet to be announced, but it could be as much as 75 per cent according to a ...

  • Africa and India cultivate agricultural research ties

    Africa and India are gearing up to further enhance cooperation in agricultural science, technology and innovation, and move beyond dialogue to a range of practical options from a virtual biotech platform to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Indian research boost overlooks agriculture, renewables

    India's science has received a 14 per cent boost in the 2011–12 budget presented yesterday (28 February) by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee. But renewable energy and agriculture research saw cuts of 24 and six per ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • US$5 billion agricultural research portfolio unveiled

    The CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers has formally presented its new US$5 billion research portfolio at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The CGIAR is a global ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • USDA Grants Support Organic Agriculture Research

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded five grants to support research, education and Extension programs that will improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers. "The organic industry is a rapidly growing segment of American agriculture and it is important we continue to invest in sound science to support ...

  • China's Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Research Report

    With the development of China’s economy and the government’s high attention to agriculture in preferential policies, price support, grain subsidy and other aspects, the agriculture rapidly develops in general.  As for farming industry, the grain output of China increased for consecutive seven years from 2005 to 2011. In 2011, the grain sowing area and output of China all ...


  • AgriMarine Signs Collaborative Research & Development Agreement With Chinese Fisheries Institute

    (TSX VENTURE: FSH)(FRANKFURT: A2G)(OTCQX: AGMHF) AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (the "Company" or "AgriMarine"), the leader in floating closed containment technology and production for sustainable finfish aquaculture, and Pearl River Fisheries Research Institute ("Pearl River") in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China, are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement for the ...


    By Marketwire

  • USDA Secretary Announces Creation of Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the creation of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) and the appointment of a 15-member board of directors. The new foundation will leverage public and private resources to increase the scientific and technological research, innovation, and partnerships critical to boosting America's agricultural economy. Authorized by Congress ...

  • NIFA releases fiscal year 2009 synopsis for agriculture and food research initiative

    USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) this week released the first Annual Synopsis for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) competitive grants program, which awarded more than $176 million in 470 research, education and extension grants in fiscal year 2009. Fiscal year 2009 was the first year that NIFA administered the AFRI program, which was created by the ...

  • Worldwatch institute`s state of the world 2011 shows agricultural innovation is key to reducing poverty, stabilizing climate

    Worldwatch Institute today released its report State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet, which spotlights successful agricultural innovations and unearths major successes in preventing food waste, building resilience to climate change, and strengthening farming in cities. The report provides a roadmap for increased agricultural investment and more-efficient ways to alleviate ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Worldwatch institute names new leaders

    Robert Engelman Is Executive Director, Ed Groark Board Chair; Christopher Flavin Named President Emeritus The Board of Directors of the Worldwatch Institute has named Robert Engelman as the Institute’s new Executive Director and Ed Groark as the Board’s new Chair. Engelman is a veteran researcher, author, and former journalist who had served as Worldwatch’s ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • USDA Awards $18 Million in Small Business Research Grants Supporting Agricultural Research and Development

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded more than $18 million in grants to small businesses for high quality, advanced research and development that will lead to technological innovations and solutions for American agriculture. NIFA awarded 100 grants through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. "Small ...

  • Bridging the information gap in agriculture

    AGORA, a programme that brings key scientific literature on food, agriculture and related fields to students, researchers and scientists, has become a crucial tool for some of the world's poorest countries. Ten years after its launch in 2003, AGORA (Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture) now provides free or low-cost access to over 3 500 key journals and 3 300 books in food, nutrition, ...

  • Sowing the seeds of stable agriculture

    In a country with a precarious history of food insecurity, one award-winning research institution is driving change in Senegal by focusing on training farmers and helping them to diversify their ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The Cloud and the Changing Face of Agriculture

    Enterprises, non-profits, and startups around the world are using the cloud to accelerate innovations that are changing the face of agriculture. In support of The Ohio State University’s Discovery Themes initiative, and in tandem with the 2016 Farm Science Review, Amazon Web ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Engelman to Step Down as Worldwatch Institute President

    Worldwatch Institute President Robert Engelman has announced his decision to step down as head of the pioneering environmental research organization. Engelman will become a Senior Fellow at Worldwatch and return to the environmental and population research and writing he has pursued for much of his career. Engelman informed the leadership of the Institute’s Board of Directors last fall of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Launching of the Sciences & Animals Paris Saclay Institute

    What types of animal selection should be used in farming in the coming years? How will the environment impact the phenotypes of animals and the expression of their genomes? How should new strategies for health be defined? Can appropriate and relevant models for prediction be developed? How are the biological systems of livestock and animal models for human health related? On February 12 2015, ...

  • Congressional briefing: climate change and agriculture

    Event Wednesday June 16 on Climate Change and Agriculture: Food and Farming in a Changing Climate Experts to discuss climate change impacts and agricultural adaptation strategies.   What: Briefing on agricultural adaptation to climate change, featuring presentations from experts in the fields of agriculture, climate change, and economics.   ...

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