A formula used to calculate basic wood density has recently been corrected. Basic density is widely used to compute carbon storage by trees. French researchers estimate that the error in the initial formula resulted in an...more

Plant breeding


A team of researchers from Germany and the USA have decoded the genome of two plants that show different degrees of tolerance to drought periods. They have discovered some characteristic differences that appear to relate to...more



Domestic migrants experience a substantial decline in mental and physical health, despite a significant increase in their incomes at destination, according to a new study conducted in Pakistan.more

Plant breeding


The massive rice collection stored at the International Rice Research Institute is to receive permanent financial backing from the Crop Trust, saving almost all known varieties of rice crops, forever. The grant will secure the...more

Climate change


Agriculture has a disproportionately high share of greenhouse gas emissions. Taking coffee as an example, a doctoral thesis written at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart/Germany, shows that food can also be produced without...more

Climate change


Current CO2 mitigation efforts are inadequate to accomplish the Paris Agreement temperature goals. The prospects of climate geoengineering technologies, either through atmospheric carbon dioxide removal or farther-reaching...more



The government of Burkina Faso has granted permission to release genetically engineered mosquitoes anytime, researchers announced in September 2018. It’s a key step in the broader efforts to use bioengineering to eliminate...more

Land tenure


Most of the land in sub-Saharan Africa is governed under various forms of customary tenure. Over the past three decades a quiet paradigm shift has been taking place transforming the way such land is governed.more

Climate change


A wetter future awaits South Asia, says a new study based on global climate change models that informed the fifth assessment report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.more



Scientists of the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS) have transferred a biochemical pathway found in sorghum, which produces a weed-killing compound, into rice plants.more

Animal husbandry


Today’s agricultural feed cultivation for cattle, pigs and chicken comes with tremendous impacts for the environment. Cultivating feed in industrial facilities instead of on croplands might help to alleviate the critical...more

Climate change


Over the last 25 years, soil respiration has already increased by 1.2 per cent across the world. With most soils, more carbon is bound than released into the atmosphere. Continuing global warming could change this, US researchers...more



A thirteen-year scientific effort has culminated in a paper published in the journal ‘Science’ on the 17th August: An international research team joined forces to map the genome of bread wheat. The sequence is the first nearly...more



Land-use intensification in agrarian landscapes is seen as a key strategy to simultaneously feed humanity and use ecosystems sustainably; but the conditions that support positive social-ecological outcomes remain poorly...more



Land-use intensification in the tropics plays an important role in meeting global demand for agricultural commodities but generates high environmental costs. A study by researchers of the German University of Göttingen analysed...more

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