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Australian scientists have bred a high-yielding, fast-maturing medium-grain rice variety that ups water efficiency by 10 percent and enables farmers to harvest two rice crops a year.
It’s time to bring more voices to the table and take a system-wide approach to defining the collective roles and responsibilities of producers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers in delivering sustainable food.
According to the 2017 State of the Fertilizer Industry report from TFI, the US industry made gains in safety, sustainability and environmental responsibility in 2016, with firms along the value chain reporting improved water efficiency, lower GG emissions, less wasted heat and more research into reducing run-off.
Hundreds of thousands of sterile Queensland fruit flies were dropped from planes over the Adelaide region on 2 March 2018, launching an ambitious national plan to reduce the numbers of this costly, endemic crop pest.
A Brazilian scientist who developed a method that cuts harmful nitrous oxide emissions from sugarcane cultivation by 95 percent has netted the International Fertilizer Association’s prestigious Norman Borlaug Award.
Under the federal government’s Interim Great Artesian Basin Infrastructure Investment Program, a cool AU$8 million will flow to projects conserving water across regional and remote parts of NSW, Queensland, SA and NT – with NSW projects first off the block.
Aussie start-up AgUnity, already boasting of a string of wins for its blockchain-based AgLedger app, which helps boost efficiency and income for some of the world’s poorest farmers, will go global in 2018, pitching to major investors at the World AgriTech Innovation Summit in San Fran and at the Global Future Agro Challenge in Turkey.
What should ag-tech entrepreneurs bear in mind as they look towards a food-strapped future? The annual World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit attempts to answer this question and more. Check out the top 10 takeaways from last year’s San Francisco Summit, then register for this year's.
At its 4th Annual Awards for Excellence, held in mid-November 2017, independent organics-industry body Australian Organic Ltd announced an exceptional crop of ‘organic champions’: producers, processors, retailers, innovators and products – including, for the first time, wine.
Compared with conventionally farmed soils, those farmed organically contain nearly 60% more microorganisms that are significantly more active, finds a new meta-study from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Humus-rich organic soils also sequester more carbon, reducing harmful CO2 emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.