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  • First raisin grape that dries naturally on vine developed

    Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in California have developed a new raisin grape that dries naturally on the vine, making it unnecessary for growers to cut into the woody “canes” connecting the grapes to the mother vine weeks before harvest. For mechanically harvested raisin grapes like Thompson Seedless, growers have to cut the canes each summer, usually about 2 weeks ...

  • Biodiesel Business Academy demonstrates Jojoba Gains in Desert Land Farming

    Jojoba farming gains have been made in the fight against desertification, demonstrating that the dry lands can grow beyond crisis, suffering and insecurity towards a prosperous, secure future through innovations by land users aided by policy reforms and applied science and development. Jojoba ( Simmondsia chinensis), is a medicinal and oil-yielding, multi-purpose species of the family ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • New training, ultra-high-density planting systems recommended for sweet cherry

    As a result of new dwarfing rootstock selections, improvements in crop protectants, and better methods of postharvest handling and storage, production of sweet cherry is increasing around the world. New sweet cherry cultivars that allow for improved mechanical harvest have also been introduced, and semi-dwarfing and dwarfing rootstocks have improved the potential for developing high-density ...

  • Biofungicide CR-10 Keeps Winning Battles Against Coffee Rust In Guatemala And Costa Rica

    BioNovelus, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ONOV) is pleased to share the latest very successful test results of its bio-fungicide CR-10, in the fight against coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix or “roya” in Spanish) in Costa Rica and Guatemala. BioNovelus is fighting the ongoing battle against coffee rust with our eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable CR-10, in Guatemala and Costa Rica. By putting our ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • AUS$28.5m Govt funding for soil carbon projects

    The Rudd Government has announced more than AUS$28.5 million in funding to support 137 local and community groups with environmental and sustainable farming projects under Caring for our Country. Environment Minister, Peter Garrett and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Tony Burke, said grants of between AUS$80,000 and AUS$400,000 would assist catchment management bodies, farmer ...


    By Australian Government

  • Jatrophaworld 2014: Global Biodiesel CropSphere - Final Agenda Released

    The CJP – The Advanced Biofuel Center, announced that the main agenda for the 77th Global Jatropha World 3.0 Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme which shall be held November 24-28, 2014 at Jaipur, India, unveiling that the CJP’s scientists/ experts will be discussing the latest advances in nonfood Biodiesel commercialization, research and finance ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Building resilience to climate change in Niger

    Climate change poses a major threat to the world’s 2 billion rural poor, but sustainable natural resource management can help developing countries like Niger adapt to the threat. Droughts and desertification associated with climate change will hit Africa hard. Already, more than 300 million (out of 930 million) Africans live in drought or drought-prone areas. And a 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on ...

  • Reality check for `miracle` biofuel crop

    The hardy jatropha tree as a biofuel source may not be the panacea for smallholders that some have claimed, say Miyuki Iiyama and James Onchieku. It sounds too good to be true: a biofuel crop that grows on semi-arid lands and degraded soils, replaces fossil fuels in developing countries and brings huge injections of cash to poor smallholders. That is what some are claiming for Jatropha curcas, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Cargill gives first sustainable premiums to increase Cocoa farmer incomes

    Cargill's Cocoa & Chocolate business has handed over the first UTZ CERTIFIED premiums to two farmer cooperatives in Cote d'Ivoire. The two farmer cooperatives - Co-operative Agricole de Fiedifoue and Coopaga - received over U.S. $400,000 (200,000,000 CFA) for deliveries of UTZ CERTIFIED sustainable cocoa beans since the beginning of October 2009. The premiums will be shared amongst the ...

  • 6th Annual Global Jatrophaworld Training Programme Final Agenda Released

    The Biodiesel Business Academy, the training portal of Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) , announced that the main agenda for the 6th Annual Global Jatrophaworld Training Programme has been finalized, unveiling that the CJP’s scientists/ experts will be discussing the latest advances in nonfood Biodiesel commercialization, research and finance at the industry’s only ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Economic Feasibility of Sustainable Non-Food Feedstock Based Biodiesel Production: Part I

    CJP sees the future position of biofuels within the broader scope of the global transformation of the energy system from fossil-‐based to renewable energy-‐based sources. A main threat for an accelerated transformation is the struggle for better fuel security. A second threat is of a global warming up to 6 ° C in this century as it is predicted by IEA officials on the basis of the ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

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