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  • SEED initiative celebrates entrepreneurs accelerating transition to a green economy

    Nearly 200 participants of a Green Economy symposium organized by the SEED Initiative, which is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), met today with the 30 global winners of the SEED Awards to look at ways to accelerate the transition to a Green Economy in the developing world. The Symposium focused on policies needed to accelerate the transition to a Green Economy and on the ...

  • Crisis-hit farmers receive seeds and tools in Central African Republic

    A major operation to distribute seeds and tools has been launched in the Central African Republic to support crisis-hit farming families. This is the largest ever intervention in the country led by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its humanitarian partners. Some 16 international and national non-governmental organizations are working with FAO to overcome the challenges of ...

  • Indian Trees & Crops to Address the Global Demand for Sustainable Aviation & Transport Fuel.

    The 5th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme is being held September 5-9, 2012 at Jaipur, India, a 5 day ’one stop shop’ assemble the various nonfood biofuel feedstocks  value chain with featured discussion of new feedstocks and accelerate the commercialization of sustainable mobility. . This only dedicated event ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • JATROPHAWORLD 2011 Showcases How Jatropha Can Become A Sustainable Aviation And Transport Fuel?

    What is the fuss about Jatropha and alternative energy all about? The answer to that question and many more will be presented at JATROPHAWORLD 2011. JatrophaWorld debunks the hype and features experienced operators and researchers who'd provide real data and actual experience on cultivation, processing. Global JatrophaWorld India 2011 marks the 4th edition with resounding success. For those who ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Proactive stewardship is critical in sustainable agriculture

    Bayer CropScience is committed to proactive stewardship to underline the company’s strong commitment to sustainable agriculture. “We help growers around the world produce high-quality and high-yielding crops,” said Matthias Haug, Head of SeedGrowth at Bayer CropScience. “We take product stewardship very seriously, as it is important to maximize the benefits of seed ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • GM cotton genes found in wild species

    Genetically modified (GM) cotton genes have been found in wild populations for the first time, making it the third plant species — after Brassica and bentgrass  — in which transgenes have established in the wild. The discovery was made in Mexico by six Mexican researchers investigating the flow of genes to wild cotton populations of the species Gossypium hirsutum. They found ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • AP article overlooks positives in agriculture, unfairly criticizes biofuels

    A recent article by the Associated Press attacks American agriculture by blaming biofuels for harming our natural resources. Unfortunately, the story recycles the same tired arguments, and overlooks several facts that deserve to be highlighted. The article’s main conclusion is that biofuels have incentivized farmers to plant corn, and this increased corn production has led to environmental ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Big society can help tackle ragwort risk

    Tackling Common Ragwort can be a practical example of the Big Society in action, Agriculture Minister Jim Paice said today. Tackling Common Ragwort can be a practical example of the Big Society in action, Agriculture Minister Jim Paice said today. With the Common Ragwort season in full bloom, Mr Paice is calling on landowners, local groups and nature-lovers to work together to ...

  • Lack of science means jatropha biofuel `could fail poor`

    Mass planting of jatropha as a biofuel crop could benefit poor areas as well as combating global warming, but only if a number of scientific and production issues are properly addressed, a review has warned. Growing jatropha for biofuel on degraded land unsuitable for food and cash crops could help improve the earnings of small farmers and counter poverty, reports the Food and Agriculture ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • IAS Wins 2012 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award

    International Asset Systems® (IAS), the leader in cloud-based solutions for intermodal transportation and global cargo container shipping, announces winning the 2012 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive. IAS was chosen for helping clients reduce the environmental effects of ...


    By Marketwire

  • BBA Scientists to Discuss & Describe Potential Nonfood Biodiesel Feedstocks in JatrophaWorld 2013

    The 6th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme is being held September 23-27, 2013 at Jaipur, India. A 5 day ’one stop shop’ assemble of the various nonfood biofuel feedstocks value chain, with featured discussions of new feedstocks and how to accelerate the commercialization of sustainable mobility. This dedicated event is for ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • 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

  • Alcoa Bauxite Mine Reforestation Done in a Natural Way

    Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is using a new, natural method for reforestation at its Juruti bauxite mine in Brazil that is efficient, cost effective and ...


    By Alcoa Recycling

  • Ceres Showcases Energy Crop Advances at Field Day

    Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. (Nasdaq: CERE) today hosted a bioenergy field day at the company’s 200-acre research center near Houston, Texas. The outdoor event, which draws industry representatives, policymakers and investors, highlighted innovations in the company’s development pipeline that are expected to increase yields and enable greater use of ...


    By Ceres

  • Huge opportunities for agricultural growth in West Africa

    West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective  regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). To be competitive with large global actors, West African ...

  • Engineering rice that needs less fertiliser

    Genetic modification (GM) of crops is one of the more recent technological advances in agriculture designed to meet increasing demand for food. New research reveals that rice can be modified to use nitrogen more efficiently, thus reducing the need for nitrogen fertilisers while increasing yields. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has estimated that food production ...

  • Composting of biological waste

    A composting plant based on new technology has been built in Savonlinna, in Finland, and came into operation at the beginning of this year. The technology was supplied by the Finnish company Vimelco Oy. The owner, Konepalvelu Suomalainen Oy, composts separately organic waste collected from the Savonlinna area, and organic waste from the food industry. In addition the nearby local authorities ...


  • New partnership to promote sustainable mechanization of agriculture

    FAO and the European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association CEMA , an international non-profit organisation, today forged a new partnership that aims to promote wider use of sustainable agricultural mechanization in developing countries. The two organizations will work together to manage and disseminate knowledge on sustainable approaches to agricultural mechanization. They will ...

  • Interactive Center Brings Agriculture History, Innovation & Exploration to the Public

    The young and young at heart will be at home inside the IQhub, a 9500-square foot center for agriculture history, innovation and exploration. The facility features 23 museum-quality exhibits chronicling the changes in agriculture over roughly four-hundred years. Beginning with Squanto's interactions with the pilgrims and the contribution made when he taught them to plant seeds alongside fish for ...

  • Call for Abstracts: I International Symposium on Quality Management of Organic Horticultural Produce

    The organizing committee of the First International Symposium on Quality Management of Organic Horticultural Produce (QMOH2015) to be held in Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand, during 7-9 December 2015, would like to invite you to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation at the symposium. This event is organized by Ubon Ratchatanai Rajabhat University (UBRU) and is suppprted by the ...

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