traditional plant breeding method News

  • International crop breeding programme needed for African farming

    Climate change poses a large threat to African agriculture, but there is little research on how to respond. A recent study indicates that traditional adaptation methods are not enough and international collaboration is needed in 'planned adaptation' by collecting and conserving certain crops for the future. A large proportion of the African population - mainly the poor - depend on agriculture for ...

  • Traditional farming `can save threatened species`

    Traditional farming methods are crucial for protecting a number of threatened bird species in the developing world, including bustards, cranes, ibises and vultures, a study has found. Livestock grazing and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The J.R. Simplot Company Announces Innate™ All-Native Plant Technology

    The J. R. Simplot Company's Plant Sciences business announces Innate™ Technology, the all-native biotechnology platform for improving crops, leading to new, better and healthier foods. Innate™ Technology is a patented plant biotechnology process that works with a plant's own genes to ...


    By J.R. Simplot Company

  • Innovation stifled by High Court decision

    Crown Research Institute Scion says that the recent High Court decision concerning new plant breeding technologies demonstrates that the 15-year old legislation and regulations covering genetically modified organisms are seriously deficient.  Scion CEO Warren Parker said, “Indeed, the judge noted that the regulations are not well drafted, and led to the different ...

  • Can GM crops feed the hungry?

    Golden Rice burst into the public imagination a decade ago, in the form of a cover article in Time magazine that claimed the genetically modified (GM) rice could 'save a million kids a year'. The rice gets its golden hue from an excess of beta carotene, a precursor to vitamin A that could help half a million children who go blind each year from an often-fatal vitamin A deficiency. But ten years ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Department of Energy Announces 18 New Projects to Accelerate Technologies for Efficient Residential Combined Heat and Power Generation and Bioenergy Crop Development

    The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $55 million in funding for 18 innovative projects as part of ARPA-E’s two newest programs: GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) and Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA). GENSETS projects are aimed at developing generator technologies that ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New Moringa Cultivar Enhances ROI of Moringa Biodiesel Production

    Rising use of biodiesel in the fuel and power generation application segments have led to an increased demand for biodiesel globally. To date, food crops (corn, sugar, and vegetable oil) have been the primary source of biodiesels for transportation, but increased use of these fuels has created more problems than solutions: rising food prices and food price volatility, and accelerated expansion of ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • World agribusiness R&D controlled by `cosy cartel`

    The increasing consolidation of global agribusiness is leaving the world's food production in the hands of a corporate "cartel", warns a new market report from ETC Group, a civil society organization based in Canada. According to the report, six multinational corporations — BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growt

    umping 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 ...


    By DESMI A/S

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