15.08.2019

African swine fever (ASF) is spreading across Asia; millions of pigs have been culled during the last months. Small-scale farmers are hit hardest. They often lack the expertise or funds to protect their animals from the disease. 

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Since seed patterns have to be regularly tested for germinability, seed bank management is complicated. Now scientists at the University of Osnabrück/Germany have developed an efficient germination test.

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In the context of the global initiative Sustainable energy for food – Powering Agriculture, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is running a newsletter providing information on the latest developments in...

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Agriculture

09.07.2019

New cultures or cultivation methods can provide higher yields, better income prospects and more sustainable production. However, it is not always easy to convince farmers of the advantages and find first movers....

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Poor farmers can obtain significant economic gains and other benefits by implementing modified farming practices aimed at boosting their ability to cope with disasters and natural shocks. This study by FAO is intended to guide...

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