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One of the most successful joint ventures in Australian agriculture, the partnership between CSD and CSIRO has resulted in the development of more than 100 new cotton varieties, tailored for conditions Down Under and underpinning the industry’s growing success.
Kondinin Group and ABC Rural Australian Farmer of the Year, Gippsland producer Andrew Bulmer, attributes his recent success – a 400% boost in production over 18 months – to innovation, best practices pre- and post-harvest, and some serious hard yakka.
A recent study has found that relocating Ethiopian coffee farms to higher-altitude sites can help farmers (and their cacao-bean crops) adapt to climate change, potentially quadrupling total production in one of the world’s major coffee-producing nations.
US startup Replantable, helmed by a pair of Georgia Tech grads with a culinary bent, just started manufacturing what could be the world’s most user-friendly mini-farm.
According to the latest FiBL-IFOAM report on organic farming worldwide, the global market for organics continues to grow, supplied by more than 2.4 million producers in 179 countries and 50-plus million hectares of organically farmed land – nearly half of it in Australia.
Dams, reservoirs and irrigation systems rob downstream water users while benefits tend to stay upstream, finds a recent global study of water use.
A WWF study has found that one quarter of UNESCO World Heritage sites are threatened by illegal species trade, fuelling poaching, illegal fishing and deforestation.
Dr Greg Bender and his partner at Australian Soil Management are solving complex soil problems in the simple, old-school way: holistically, with compost.
The Egyptian inventor of an innovative water-conserving machine claims it cuts by half the amount of water needed in rice cultivation, offering significant benefits to Egypt, whose share of Nile water is threatened by the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – and to farmers globally grappling with water scarcity.
Tired of trawling around the paddock at a snail’s pace for hours and days at a time, spraying your crop with chemical herbicides? Now, you don’t have to.