Scientific World

Siphon irrigation in Tunisia.<br/>Photo: © FAO

Improved agricultural water management could halve the global food gap by 2050 and buffer some of the harmful climate change effects on crop yields.


Many insects are important pollinators for agricultural products. <br/>Photo: © pixabay

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is intended to raise awareness of the value of biodiversity. The first assessments on the importance of pollinators for food supply will be…


The new generation of hybrid plants in the greenhouse.
Plant breeding

As hybrid plants provide a very high agricultural yield for only one generation, new hybrid seeds need to be produced every year. However, natural cloning via seeds might enable the efficiency of such plants to be passed…


Insects like the stink bug could contribute to the world’s food security

A new study by African scientists has identified essential nutrients in an edible insect known as stink bug and suggests it as an alternative food source to help meet the dietary demands of an increasing human…


Signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding for the ‘Africa Rice Development Partnership’. <br/> Photo: Rural Development Administration (RDA)

In an enhanced strategic partnership under the Korea-Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI) a new generation of productive and stress-tolerant rice varieties will be developed and the African rice…


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