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  • 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

  • Steady increase in incidents of low levels of GM crops in traded food and feed

    The increased production of genetically modified crops around the globe has led to a higher number of incidents of low levels of GMOs being detected in traded food and feed, FAO said today. The incidents have led to trade disruptions between countries with shipments of grain, cereal and other crops being blocked by importing countries and destroyed or returned to the country of origin. The trace ...

  • How climate data is bringing benefits to Senegal`s farmers

    Smallholder farmers have years of experience in assessing how climatic conditions, particularly rainfall, affect their crops. But as the climate changes, that knowledge — often gathered over a lifetime — may no longer be valid. As a result, vulnerable farmers need help to adapt or fine-tune their ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New test can detect plant viruses faster, cheaper

    A new test could save time and money diagnosing plant viruses, some of which can destroy millions of dollars in crops each year in Florida, says a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher. In a newly published study, Jane Polston, a UF/IFAS plant pathology professor, examined several ways to detect the DNA genome of begomoviruses. These viruses have emerged ...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 30 December 2010–12 January 2011

    Satellite data receiving station for Gambia A station for receiving satellite data has been installed at the Gambia's National Environment Agency as part of the Africa Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development Programme, a pan-African programme developing geo-information services on the continent. The agency will be responsible for analysing the received data and supporting ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Challenges in soil and water conservation

    Productive soils and clean water are essential elements for economic and social prosperity and environmental sustainability. Throughout history, civilizations have thrived or collapsed based on the availability of these vital resources. The lack of arable land and evidence of soil degradation have been identified as causes for the fall of many ancient civilizations, such as those in Mesopotamia, ...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 4–17 November 2010

    Below is a round up of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 4–17 November 2010 Establish green technology fund, experts say Nigerian experts have called for a green technology fund to help tackle many environmental problems the country faces. At the end of the 4th National Stakeholders' Forum for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development in Nigeria, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series: Restricted Use Pesticides Require an Extra Level of Care

    The owner of a horticultural company was fined recently for using a restricted use pesticide (RUP) in ways that were inconsistent with the product label. The product’s use was restricted due to human health concerns, but workers had applied the product without proper training or the required personal protective equipment (PPE). In another recent case, a company was fined because it failed to ...


    By PRWeb

  • USD 10-million facility for studying climate change effects on plant growth opens at IRRI

    On a hot, breezy afternoon on 21 January 2016, an international gathering of agricultural scientists and development officials dedicated the Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility (PGF) on the campus of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). The opening of the USD 10 million state-of-the-art facility manifests IRRI’s commitment to better understand the effects of climate change on ...

  • Stevia First Breaks Ground in California's Central Valley

    Stevia First Corp. (OTCBB: STVF) ("Stevia First." or the "Company") an early stage agribusiness focused on the industrial-scale production of stevia, the all-natural zero-calorie sweetener that is rapidly transforming the food and beverage industry, is pleased to announce the opening of its headquarters in Yuba City, California in the heart of California's Central Valley. The ...


    By Marketwire

  • Sub-saharan Africa news in brief: 24 February–9 March 2011

    Below is a round up of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 24 February–9 March 2011 African Academy of Sciences appoints new president The African Academy of Sciences has selected Ahmadou Lamine Ndiaye from Senegal as its new president. Ndiaye — former vice-president of the National Academy of Science and Technology of Senegal and special advisor to the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Countries need better science to win trade disputes

    With disputes about the quality of exports on the rise, developing countries need to boost scientific capacity to win claims, says Joel D. Adriano. In today's highly competitive global economy, science has a crucial role to play in commerce. Traditionally it has driven the technologies used in the industrial production of everything from mobile phones to pharmaceuticals. More recently, it ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Global Seeds Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Seeds Industry ...


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