Agriculture

 
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/ Agriculture, Food

22 Jun 2015

 

Innovation and pragmatism are being deployed to tackle the problem of one third of global food production being wasted

 
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/ Agriculture, Conservation, Environment, Technology

18 Jun 2015

 

Seed banks provide a treasure trove of genetic diversity. The challenge, say scientists, is bringing together existing banks and ensuring their financial security so as to conserve the world’s crop history before it is lost forever

 
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/ Agriculture, Environment, Food, Positive Perspective

02 Jun 2015

 

Cutting meat and dairy consumption will help the world to meet its 2050 carbon emission targets, says Giles Crosse. The problem can be tackled, but only if the world’s governments stop ignoring the issue and subsidising cheap agricultural products

 
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/ Agriculture, Culture, Environment, Sustainable Development

28 Jan 2015

 

In the wake of the UN’s climate negotiations, Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade discovers how climate change is affecting the Peruvian Andes and reports on the measures being taken to ensure sustainability for centuries to come

 
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/ Agriculture, Community, Environment, Food

19 Jan 2015

 

2014 marked the UN International Year of Family Farming, which celebrated the contribution family-based agriculture brings to the global food system. Ilaria Bertini headed to Italy to attend two of the year’s most significant family farming events

 
Growing Underground Produce, Richard (c) Zero Carbon Food
 

/ Agriculture

12 Dec 2014

 

Just 33 metres beneath London’s streets a subterranean farm is taking root. Using the latest technology, micro-salad is being grown in a network of forgotten air raid shelter tunnels

 
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/ Agriculture, Community, Food, Innovation, Justice, Sustainable Development

25 Sep 2014

 

A new initiative will help farmers overcome intellectual property law restrictions on quality seeds

 
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/ Agriculture, Food

21 Aug 2014

 

Supermarket chain Intermarché in France has been selling ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables to customers at a discounted rate to highlight the problem of food waste and provide customers with a cheaper shopping alternative

 
Freshly-threshed rice (c) Neil Palmer (CIAT)
 

/ Agriculture

10 May 2013

 

A groundbreaking method of rice growing is gaining traction in India, thanks to its ability to produce larger amounts of crops and allow for independent farming

 
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/ Agriculture, Environment

26 Apr 2013

 

A new method of farming has the potential to turn Bangladesh into a food-secure, poverty-free country within a decade

 
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/ Agriculture

05 Apr 2013

 

With Uganda recently celebrating 50 years of independence, Tom Lawson speaks to two of the country’s farmers about the progress made in rural gender equality and how the country's agriculture can adapt to a changing climate

 
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/ Agriculture

18 Mar 2013

 

A Dorset-based entrepreneur is tantalising the nation’s taste buds with an offering of ‘British ethnic’ seeds inspired by immigrant cooking recipes, picked up from his travels around Britain

 
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/ Agriculture

21 Jan 2013

 

A new volunteer network has been set up to distribute free food to those in need, from unsellable farm crops that would otherwise go to waste

 
Farm Hack in New Hampshire. Credit- Lindsey Shute
 

/ Agriculture

16 Jan 2013

 

Thanks to a new collaborative programme and its open source ethics, young farmers in the US are working together to share sustainable and innovative farming technologies, ensuring the longevity of their livelihoods

 
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/ Agriculture

23 Nov 2012

 

A combination of government support and community food growing initiatives is changing the face of the Venezuela’s food sustainability. Miriam Ross shares a taste of the results

 
A Start- Up box scheme- Jean from Local Greens in Herne Hill, London
 

/ Agriculture

25 Oct 2012

 

A social enterprise supplying local food in east London has launched a programme to help other communities set up their own vegetable box schemes across the UK

 
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/ Agriculture

09 Oct 2012

 

Renowned permaculture expert Aranya talks about the environmental – and emotional – benefits of permaculture design

 
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/ Agriculture

18 Sep 2012

 

Bhutan has set a target of growing all of its own vegetables by 2014

 
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/ Agriculture

14 Sep 2012

 

Seed Freedom Fortnight will raise awareness of the issues facing farmers in India

 
British farmers are being encouraged to grow more spices Credit- Micha Eli
 

/ Agriculture, Food

13 Aug 2012

 

A major study into Britain’s food system shows how it must change in order to keep food affordable, protect the environment and keep up with increasing world population growth