The Svalbard Global Seed Vault holds nearly one million seed samples from the world's gene banks as an agricultural back-up in the event of disasters like nuclear war or climate change. How does it curb the challenges facing agriculture?
Ee Ling Ng
and Deli Chen, Robert Edis –
Greenhouse gas nitrous oxide is 300 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide, yet the impact of nitrogen on climate change seldom makes headlines the way carbon dioxide does. Solving it will require the world to relook its agricultural practices and dietary choices, say researchers.
Barbara Unmuessig –
Healthy soils are crucial to human nutrition and eliminating hunger, but are erosion and contamination are placing soils under stress. Heinrich Böll Foundation president Barbara Unmuessing makes a case for protecting this precious resource.
and Jesica Andrews –
Climate change threatens to make crops less nutritious, bringing bad news for Africa's food systems which are already under significant stress. But conservation-oriented approaches to agriculture can help, says Richard Munang.
Recent scandals about food safety in China have spurred calls for a shift to less chemically intensive agriculture. Wang Xuan addresses concerns about whether 'ecological agriculture' will still be able to meet China's demand for food.
On United Nations biodiversity day, Kumi Naidoo puts the focus on biodiversity in agriculture, highlighting how industrial agriculture or the standardisation of biological processes undermines climate change resilience.
Aberrations in monsoon behaviour are not uncommon. What is new is the difficulty in forecasting caused by factors coming under the generic title, ‘climate change', writes M. S. Swaminathan in The Hindu.
Elga Reyes –
Philips, in partnership with Chicago-based Green Sense Farms, has created one of the largest indoor commercial farms using an innovative lighting technology that consumes less energy while producing higher and fresher yields.
Biofuels are becoming big policy and big business as countries around the world look to decrease petroleum dependence, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector, and support agricultural ...
In a previous articles titled "Economic Feasibility of Sustainable Non-Food Feedstock Based Biodiesel Production: Part 1 and Part 2 ",we have covered how Pongamia Pinnata and Moringa oleifera are going ...
In a previous article titled Economic Feasibility of Sustainable Non-Food Feedstock Based Biodiesel Production: Part 1, we have covered how Pongamia Pinnata is going to be sustainable low cost feed ...