Livestock

31.08.2018

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

24.08.2018

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

Biotechnology

17.08.2018

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

Agriculture

10.08.2018

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

Forestry

03.08.2018

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

Fisheries

27.07.2018

The “VicinAqua” project, supported by the European Union, aims to develop an efficient, flexible and robust system for wastewater treatment and reuse in aquaculture.more

Health

20.07.2018

The banana Musa acuminata, a wild species that grows in South East Asia, is not only a food crop. Scientists have found out that different non-food morphological parts of the plant bear various pharmacological properties,...more

Biotechnology

13.07.2018

ETH Researchers at the ETH Zurich in Switzerland have genetically modified a key variety of rice, making it very efficient at enriching its grains with iron and zinc.more

Climate change

06.07.2018

With the Paris Agreement’s ambition of limiting climate change to well below two degrees, negative emission technologies (NETs) have moved into the limelight of discussions in climate science and policy. Recent studies by the...more

Forestry

29.06.2018

The Center for International Forestry Research and the environmental reporting platform Mongabay have launched a partnership to spread more news about the world’s forest ecosystems.more

Agroecology

25.06.2018

Agroecology embraces a collection of different disciplinary fields, ranging from agriculture and ecology to political theory. A stronger recognition of agroecology in agricultural research, which often has a strong production...more

Water

22.06.2018

An interdisciplinary research approach to sustainable resource management (IWRM) has succeeded in establishing a multi-resource mix for water use for the population of the Namibian Etosha basin which can permanently improve the...more

Health

15.06.2018

A cheap and effective tool that could save lives by helping health authorities target mosquitos infected with Zika virus has been developed by researchers from the University of Queensland, Australia, and colleagues in Brazil.more

ICT

08.06.2018

In Latin America rice is seriously threatened by the rice hoja blanca virus (RHBV). Now scientists of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) are applying drones to evaluate rice breeding lines in the field that...more

Climate change

01.06.2018

Rice is one of the chief foods for more than two billion people world-wide. In future, however, the nutrient content of this grain could be measurably reduced. The reason for this is the rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in...more

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