Agriculture

September 5 2014
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This review, published in Nature Climate Change, concludes that the role of no-till agriculture in mitigating climate change may be over-stated . No-till and reduced tillage are methods of establishing crops with low soil disturbance as opposed to...

June 23 2014
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The International Trade Center’s (ITC) Trade and Environment Unit has recently released a training manual aimed at addressing climate change in the tea sector. With climate change already having an impact on both...

March 12 2014

This research shows that it is possible to modify plant seeds to produce omega 3 fatty acids. Through a process of  genetic modification,  the research modifies the plant Camelina sativa  (false flax) with genes from microalgae...

March 18 2013
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The USDA has published a report entitled Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation. Written by 56 expert authors from Federal service, universities, and non-government organizations, it reviews the evidence...

February 6 2013
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The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) revealed postgraduate ‘Agriculture and related subjects’ saw the biggest increase in UK university enrolment over the last year. Between 2010/11 and 2011/12 the number of postgraduate students studying...

January 20 2014
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A group of multinational agri-food businesses are launching a web version of the Cool Farm Tool carbon calculator this week. The launch coincides with a call for more businesses to join the newly-formed Cool Farm Institute. The tool can be accessed...

March 11 2013
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Tom MacMillan, the Soil Association’s Head of Innovation has written a blog for the UK research councils’ Food Security website where he profiles the Association’s Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme, which it is running in partnership with the...

November 2 2012

A paper in Nature Climate Change finds that more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and rising temperatures cause rice agriculture to release more of the potent greenhouse gas methane (CH4) for each kilogram of rice it produces.

September 15 2014
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This report, Farm animal welfare: Past, present and future, looks back at how farm animal welfare assurance schemes have developed over the past 20 years, and assesses potential future development of such schemes.

July 22 2014
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This twentieth edition of the Agricultural Outlook, and the tenth prepared jointly between OECD and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), provides market projections to 2023 for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish across 41...