Scientific World

Agriculture

Balancing the planet’s resource base with the growing nutritional demands of an expanding human population in a just, equitable and inclusive way, while simultaneously reducing GHG emissions from the world’s food system,…

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Water

Climate change and increases in drought and rainstorms pose serious challenges to water management, not only in terms of the quantity of water, but also its quality. However, according to the most recent report by the…

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Plant protection

Aloe vera peels have bioactive compounds that can ward off bugs, a recent study shows. The findings may offer a new use for peels that are usually discarded as waste and could be catalyst for organic farming and…

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Agriculture

A new study finds that standalone solar photovoltaic irrigation systems have the potential to meet more than a third of the water needs for crops in small-scale farms across sub-Saharan Africa.

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Agriculture

A two-year comparative study in Andhra Pradesh, titled "Natural Farming Through a Wide-Angle Lens: True Cost Accounting Study of Community Managed Natural Farming", has found that community-based natural farming offers…

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Livestock

To address the climate crisis, a paradigm shift in the global livestock sector is not an option – it is a necessity. But how and where should this transformation occur? Researchers have found that it is mainly five…

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Nutrition

Fruit and vegetable post-harvest losses are very high in East Africa. This leads to micronutrient deficiency among the population. In the FruVaSe Project at the University of Göttingen in Germany, non-perishable products…

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Plant breeding

ICRISAT, in collaboration with a team of researchers led by the University of Georgia, USA, has published a pioneering study on the finger millet genome offering new insights for breeders and hope for millions in the…

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Climate change

Global warming and drastic deforestation could dry out the Amazon rainforest faster and enforce the risk of keeping it downright fire-trapped, researchers of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in…

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Forestry

The world’s yearly wood harvests are likely to emit 3.5 to 4.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year, more than 10 per cent of recent global annual emissions of carbon dioxide a recent study by the World…

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