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  • Finalists Announced for the World Agri-Tech Demo Day

    Rethink Events, hosts of San Francisco’s upcoming World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, together with Royse AgTech Innovation Network, are delighted to announce the twelve companies selected to pitch their ag and food-tech solutions to local VCs at the newly launched “World Agri-Tech Demo Day”. The Demo Day, taking place on March 27, offers an opportunity to very early-stage, ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Shrimp growth breakthrough

    Aligning the right high-specification nutrition with precise feed management procedures could bring a new golden era for shrimp farmers in Ecuador and across Latin America. Skretting has gone through countless aspects of shrimp feed management, with strong emphasis on confirming the best nutrient composition of its feeds as well as to establish the optimal number of feed occasions. In controlling ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Paying farmers to protect the environment?

    Carefully targeted payments to farmers could serve as an approach to protect the environment and to address growing concerns about climate change, biodiversity loss and water supply, FAO said today in its annual publication The State of Food and Agriculture. The report however cautions that payments for environmental services are not the best solution in all situations, and that significant ...

  • 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 ...

  • Vermicompost leachate improves tomato seedling growth

    Worldwide, drought conditions, extreme temperatures, and high soil saline content all have negative effects on tomato crops. These natural processes reduce soil nutrient content and lifespan, result in reduced plant growth and yield, and ultimately translate to lower profits for tomato producers. As an alternative to unsustainable practices such as the use of synthetic fertilizers, producers are ...

  • NASCAR green continues steady growth with addition of Eaton

    Drivers, charge your engines. NASCAR announced today a new multi-year official agreement with Eaton, a leader in developing global solutions for today’s most critical electrical power management challenges. The new alliance designates Eaton as the ‘Official EV Provider for NASCAR Green,’ bolstering the growing roster of companies utilizing the NASCAR Green platform to validate ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Third quarter 2013: sales growth accelerating

    Sales up 11 percent at constant exchange rates to $2.9 billion Strong start to Latin American season Full year sales target maintained Exceptional US corn seed production yields: 2013 inventory write-down Sales in the third quarter of 2013 increased by 11 percent at constant exchange rates. ...


    By Syngenta

  • DSM reports strong Q2 results with solid growth

    ·         Q2 EBITDA from continuing operations €339 million, above both Q2 2010 and Q1 2011 ·         Strong Life Sciences results driven by robust growth in Nutrition ...


    By DSM

  • Discovering how nanoparticles affect the environment

    Although nanotechnology remains at an early stage of development, engineered nanoparticles are already interacting with fungi, bacteria and algae in natural ecosystems. A recent paper indentifies gaps in our knowledge about this interaction which require intensive attention. Engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) are of a more regular shape and composition than those formed naturally (e.g. by volcanoes) ...

  • USDA Announces $14 Million in Grants Supporting Economic Growth for Rural Communities

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nearly $14 million in grants to support four programs to increase prosperity in rural America through research, education, and extension programs focused on promoting rural community development, economic growth, and sustainability. "Nearly 60 million Americans live in rural areas, and ...

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growth

    Pumping systems manufacturer DESMI’s Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to meet production pressures. With fewer and fewer fish in our seas, fish farming has grown to become an enormous industry worldwide – with billions of dollars in revenue and continued growth forecast for decades to come. Like any ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Reduced humidity seriously restricts leaf growth of beech trees

    Beech trees are extremely sensitive to drought and are known to be one of the European tree species most at risk from climate change. New research found a dramatic reduction in the leaf growth of young beech trees growing in Central European forests when air conditions were dry, even where there was sufficient moisture in the soil. While previous experiments have shown the damaging effect of ...

  • Market Research Projects Bioplastics Market Growth at 22% CAGR Through 2017

    MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "Bioplastics - A Global Market Overview" to their collection of Plastics market reports. For more information, visit http://www.marketresearch.com/Industry-Experts-v3766/Bioplastics-Global-Overview-6739154/ Bioplastics are no longer the ...


    By Marketwire

  • Significant progress made in first year of The Good Growth Plan

    Syngenta has published the first update on progress towards meeting the six ambitious commitments in The Good Growth Plan, which was launched in 2013 to support the future sustainability of agriculture and rural communities. Syngenta established a global network of over 3,500 reference and benchmark farms in 2014. ...


    By Syngenta

  • Ahlstrom interim report January-September 2010: sales growth continued

    July-September 2010 compared to July-September 2009: Net sales EUR 482.4 million (EUR 400.6 million), up 20.4%. Operating profit EUR 16.9 million (EUR 13.1 million). The figure includes non-recurring items of EUR 0.3 million (EUR -4.4 million). Profit before taxes EUR 8.3 million (EUR 7.3 million), and earnings per share EUR 0.06 (EUR 0.10). Net cash ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Environment: Pooling information to combat the threat of alien species in Europe

    How many plants can be found in the Alps that are not native to that region? Which animals were deliberately or accidently introduced to the Danube? How big a threat will they become to local wildlife? EASIN, the European Alien Species Information Network, launched today by the European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), takes a first step towards answering ...

  • Statement by Achim Steiner at the 18th Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

    Your Excellency, Juan José Guerra Abud, Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico, Excellencies, colleagues, esteemed guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am deeply honoured to address this distinguished gathering as we meet here in the beautiful city of Los Cabos, thanks to the generous hospitality of the Government of Mexico. It has ...

  • Has Rio+20 made a difference to international cooperation on the environment?

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I have been asked to reflect on whether the Rio+20 Summit has taken forward international cooperation on the environment and sustainable development. Perhaps more importantly, to address whether Rio+20 has made any dent, any fundamental difference, to the current unsustainable pathways and sobering scenarios science is increasingly signaling. And whether Rio+20, in ...

  • Report finds Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) creates jobs and stimulates economic growth

    A new report finds that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has had a positive economic impact on the region. According to the report by the Analysis Group, RGGI, a carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program for large power plants in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, has ...

  • World environment day 2011 - celebrating the forests that sustain us.

    World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event on June 5th that is becoming the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. This year's WED theme - chosen by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) -  is 'Forests: Nature at Your Service', which is meant to highlight the crucial environmental, economic and social roles played by the world's ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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