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30 06 2020 | 09:01

Either we change or we die': the radical farming project in the Amazon

A growing movement for sustainable agriculture in Brazil has taken on new urgency with the coronavirus pandemic. The cumaru trees could have been planted elsewhere in this Amazon reserve, where they…

30 06 2020 | 08:51

German far right infiltrates green groups with call to protect the land.

Extremists exploit rural nostalgia and farmers’ anger at globalisation to smuggle in ideology. The poster advertising the evening of debate and organic canapés in Halle’s university district looked…

30 06 2020 | 08:32

Forgotten farmers, mining and anti-green invective: how the Nationals became a party for coal.

In this extract from her Quarterly Essay, Judith Brett says mining has offered the Nationals a way to supplement their declining agricultural base At the gala dinner in March this year to celebrate…

18 06 2020 | 07:25

Credit from Safaricom's Farming App Sows Seeds Of Change in Kenya.

BOMET, Kenya, June 15 (Reuters) - Rachel Bor's neighbours chatted, laughed and shared milky tea from her tarnished kettle as they celebrated their most bountiful maize crop yet on her half-acre plot…

20 03 2020 | 07:21

Revealed: Monsanto’s secret funding for weedkiller studies.

The research, used to help avoid a ban, claimed ‘severe impacts’ on farming if glyphosate was outlawed. Monsanto secretly funded academic studies indicating “very severe impacts” on farming and the…

04 03 2020 | 17:27

'Like sending bees to war': the deadly truth behind your almond milk obsession.

Bees are essential to the functioning of America’s titanic almond industry – and billions are dying in the process Dennis Arp was feeling optimistic last summer, which is unusual for a beekeeper…

01 03 2020 | 08:23

Kenya bans commercial slaughter of donkeys following a rise in animal theft.

(CNN)Donkey slaughter will be halted in Kenya following concerns over the rise in theft of the animals for export production and the impact on families that rely on them, according the country's…

18 02 2020 | 13:30

Bees and flowers have had the world’s longest love affair. Now it’s in danger.

The oldest love affair in history is between the bee and the flower. It began more than 100m years ago, when nature devised a more efficient way than winds for plants to procreate. About 80% of plant…

01 02 2020 | 11:41

Solar help powers indoor farming to deliver reliable and sustainable food.

Schneider Electric and Scale Microgrid Solutionswill design, build and finance a microgrid for indoor farming pioneer Fifth Season. Scale Microgrid Solutions, will design, build, own, and operate…

28 08 2019 | 10:25

‘We must switch to renewable energy for the environment, rural jobs and agriculture’.

There has been little action by Government in terms of bioenergy and its role in renewable energy supply in Ireland. However, there is lots of potential and in order to support the environment, rural…