sustainable agriculture industry News

  • World population day: Agriculture offers huge opportunities for a planet of 7 billion

    Worldwatch’s Nourishing the Planetteamhighlights sustainable ways to feed a growing population while also providing economic opportunities and enhancing the environment.. As the global population increases, so does the number of mouths to feed. The good news is that in addition to providing food, innovations in sustainable agriculture can provide a solution to many of the challenges that a ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Agriculture secretary announces electric system improvements in eight states

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for projects in eight states, including Virginia, to improve electric service for about 10,000 rural residents. Rural Utilities Service Administrator John Padalino made the announcement on the Secretary's behalf in Norfolk, Va., during the 2013 regional meeting of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. The loan guarantees are ...

  • Trimble Launches First-of-its-Kind VerticalPoint RTK System for Agriculture

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has launched a world-first, patent-pending VerticalPoint RTK™ system for grade control in agriculture. VerticalPoint RTK provides significantly enhanced vertical accuracy and stability of standard single-baseline RTK systems reducing the downtime and costly delays experienced by many agriculture land improvement contractors today. VerticalPoint ...


    By Trimble

  • Achieving a sustainable food system with organic farming

    Despite a slight decline between 2009 and 2010, since 1999 the global land area farmed organically has expanded more than threefold to 37 million hectares, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service (www.worldwatch.org). Regions with the largest certified organic agricultural land in 2010 were Oceania, including ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Harnessing carbon financing to boost sustainable farming

    Some 100 experts from five continents have met to chart the way to harnessing a large new flow of funding – carbon finance – to agricultural development and to improving the lives of poor farmers the world over. Billions of dollars are available every year under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism to finance initiatives helping reduce the amount of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions into ...

  • Agriculture MEPs endorse deal with Council on promoting EU farm produce

    A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event of market disruptions was approved by the Agriculture Committee on Monday. "This deal will further improve the promotion of EU farm products worldwide. New measures will help EU farmers and the food industry both to boost their ...


    By European Parliament

  • Indian Ocean islands link up via agriculture web portal

    As part of a new project to improve biodiversity and agriculture science reporting within the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Yasheng Group's Development of Modern Dry Farming Agriculture Technologies Drives Growth

    REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/20/10 -- Yasheng Group (OTCQB: YHGG), a leading agriculture conglomerate which focuses on Chinese and international markets, utilizes modern dry land cultivation technologies to drive growth. The company continues to implement their 5 and 10 year plan of transforming their land resources into industrial cultivation within their current agriculture bases as ...


  • Safeway signs on as first U.S. retailer of sustainability consortium

    Safeway announced on Monday their involvement in the Sustainability Consortium initiative, which is funded by Wal-Mart, in support of its science-based work towards a more sustainable global supply chain.  They are the first U.S. grocer to join the group as a founding ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Sustainable crop protection - what’s around the corner?

    With sustainable usage likely to be a continued focus following the Brexit result, stringent safety criteria is only likely to increase the pressure on pesticide use in the UK, explains David Chandler from the Crop Centre at the University of Warwick. “We’ve experienced ten years of decline in the number of actives available to the industry, and products are not getting easier to ...


    By Certis UK

  • Environmental topics at EU Agriculture/Fisheries Council, 26-27 November 2007

    The Agriculture & Fisheries Council will meet in Brussels on Monday 26 (starting at 11 a.m.) and Tuesday 27 November, under the Presidency of Mr Jaime Silva, Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries. Commissioners Mariann Fischer Boel (Agriculture and Rural Development) and Joe Borg (Fisheries and Maritime Affairs) will represent the Commission at the meeting. Ministers are ...

  • International seminar shapes path towards sustainable tourism

    An international seminar on climate change adaptation and mitigation in the tourism sector concluded on Friday in the United Kingdom after involving 30 high level tourism and environment officials from developing countries and Small Island developing states. Organised and coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Oxford University's Centre for the Environment ...

  • Innovative products and new approaches to promote sustainability in horticulture

    At the 29th International Horticultural Congress which takes place from August 17 to 22 in Brisbane, Australia, Bayer CropScience is showcasing its latest innovations and novel approaches for sustainable horticulture production. Under the theme ‘Innovating Together for Sustainable Horticulture’ experts from the company present recent product novelties and new solutions that underline ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Mapping tool to support sustainable palm-oil farming

    Two online mapping applications, designed to support sustainable production in Indonesia by helping to identify degraded lands that could be used to produce palm oil, were launched by the US-based World Resources Institute (WRI) last month (30 October). The Forest Cover Analyzer and Suitability Mapper aim to support government efforts to reduce ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • `Holistic grazing` wins sustainable practice award

    A project hoping to reverse desertification through "holistic management" of livestock has been awarded US$100,000 prize in a global competition on sustainable practices. By carefully planning the grazing of the cattle on fields, Operation Hope has reclaimed some 6,500 acres of grasslands at the Africa Center for Holistic Management, Zimbabwe — where the project is based — while ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EUBCE 2017: Round Table on Bioenergy for Sustainable Development

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the IEA Bioenergy agreement have jointly developed a brief on Bioenergy for Sustainable Development.  The brief was discussed at a Round Table on Bioenergy for Sustainable Development as part of the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Stockholm on Tuesday, June ...

  • Jatrophaworld 2011: Pongamia Pinnata: The Prospects For Profitable Sustainability

    Development of pongamia as a biofuel crop has largely been underway in India, at CJP where scientists have been assessing new crops to support sustainable rural development. There is significant interest in developing pongamia as a new source of biofuel. Its reputation in India as a sustainable rural fuel source, combined with its ability to establish on low fertility soils Cultivars are being ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Food security depends on sustainable nutrient management of soils

    Food security is being threatened by loss of soil nutrients that are essential for the high yield of crops. A recent study outlines strategies to ensure the sustainable production of food through a holistic approach to soil nutrient management. In response to the rising demand for food from an increasing world population, high-yielding crops are being grown with the help of artificial fertilisers ...

  • Sodexo commits to 100% contracted sustainable seafood by 2015

    Sodexo, Inc., the world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, announced today a comprehensive, industry leading Sustainable Seafood Initiative, including a commitment to have 100 percent of its contracted fresh and frozen seafood certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) by 2015. Sodexo's Sustainable Seafood Initiative is part of ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Dow Collaborates to Create Sustainable Vision of the World in 2050

    By 2050, global population will grow by 2-3 billion people, grassland and forestland will decrease 10-20 percent, and reactive nitrogen, which increases atmospheric ozone levels, will have increased by 66 percent. To aid and advance human progress toward dealing with these changes, ...


    By The Dow Chemical Company

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