Experts from around the world are calling on governments to give more power to smallholders. In the “Berlin Memorandum”, they demand that the G7 countries step up their efforts to combat hunger and support smallholders.

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Agriculture

African countries cannot blindly adopt food policy initiatives that spurred the Green Revolution in Asia as a way to promote agricultural development, according to new award-winning findings by researchers at the…

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Study shows Brazil’s Soy Moratorium is still needed to preserve Amazon.

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Food security

Space-based geo information is playing an increasing role in agricultural production. At the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, experts reported on satellite monitoring as an important contribution to better…

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ICT

A low cost phablet aimed at empowering local farmers through easy access to information on market prices, weather conditions and new innovative ideas is launched by ICRISAT.

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ICT

CGIAR opens agricultural data to the world using Amazon Web Services.

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Agriculture

The future holds considerable challenges for agriculture. While it is to meet the demand for food, which is on the increase world-wide, it is also expected to make a growing contribution to a bio-based economy and a…

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Rice production

An Indian student with a farming background finds a green alternative to burning tons of rice husks and straw by using the waste as housebuilding material.

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Food safety

Following a request by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the FAO and the WHO have prepared a report on the most serious food borne diseases and are developing new guidelines to control parasites in food.

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The programme Afrisoils aims to support African countries in implementing sustainable soil management, leading to agricultural growth, improved food security and better adaptation to climate change.

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