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01 09 2022 | 09:36

The rise of vertical farms: could indoor plant factories be the norm in 10 years?

Behind an airtight door, inside a warehouse 10 minutes walk from Bristol city centre, shelves of vibrant chives sprout enthusiastically towards a sky of multicoloured LEDs. The air they are…

01 09 2022 | 09:19

Diet for a hotter climate: five plants that could help feed the world

As the planet warms, these five drought-tolerant and highly nutritious crops offer hope for greater resiliency Over the course of human history, scientists believe that humans have cultivated more…

01 09 2022 | 08:58

The most damaging farm products? Organic, pasture-fed beef and lamb

Perhaps the most important of all environmental issues is land use. Every hectare of land we use for extractive industries is a hectare that can’t support wild forests, savannahs, wetlands, natural…

27 08 2022 | 06:12

Ireland targets 25% cut in agriculture emissions but farmers voice anger

Ireland has committed to a 25% cut in greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by 2030 after a bitter political battle between farmers, business groups and environmentalists. The coalition…

17 08 2022 | 17:08

GAMBIA: FAO installs 34 solar irrigation systems for 6 600 farmers

As climatic hazards take their toll on the arid rural areas of The Gambia, 34 solar irrigation systems will contribute to the resilience of 6 600 local farmers. This is an initiative of the UN Food…

07 08 2022 | 09:22

Earth hits 'Overshoot Day' ; NGOs warn the rest of 2022 will be lived in resource deficit

Dubbed "Earth Overshoot Day," Thursday marks a tipping point when people have used up "all that ecosystems can regenerate in one year," according to the Global Footprint Network and WWF. Mankind…

05 07 2022 | 08:08

UGANDA: Seoul grants $5m for farmers’ climate resilience

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is providing a $5.07 million grant to support the resilience of smallholder farmers in northern Uganda. The funds will be managed by the…

03 07 2022 | 21:47

Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week Set to Advance Climate Action in the Region

In less than a month, Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2022) will open in Santo Domingo, marking a return to in-person climate weeks in the region.  Climate Week sessions will…

29 06 2022 | 10:01

Here’s The Latest Data On Climate And Food And It’s Not Good

Challenges abound as industrial agriculture is threatened by access to key resources from water to healthy soils. As a devastating and historic drought from Illinois to Texas to California grinds on…

03 06 2022 | 13:46

AFRICITIES 2022: what concrete commitments for the future of intermediate cities?

Among the commitments made at the Africities summit held from 17 to 21 May 2022 in the Kenyan city of Kisumu, the leaders of local authorities and economic players agreed to promote green mobility,…

01 06 2022 | 09:45

COP15: Economic interests behind massive deforestation in Ivory Coast

While agriculture accounts for at least 25% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 75% of exports in Ivory Coast, this sector is also one of the main drivers of deforestation in this West African…

10 05 2022 | 07:30

Climate change: 'We're making wine in Norway'

Norwegian winemaker Bjørn Bergum talks to his grapevines. "You have to have a connection with them. When I woke up this morning, there was 3cm of snow. I was saying to them: 'Don't be afraid - it…

01 05 2022 | 14:47

Kenyan millers want the ban on Indian wheat lifted

The call comes in the wake of supply disruptions caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine Millers in Kenya have warned that the country could run out of options if the wheat import ban from India…

01 05 2022 | 14:36

Singapore firm gets a US$18m loan to build food storage and processing facilities in Nigeria

IFC support for the commodity trader Robust International could help optimise agriculture value chains The International Financial Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank has…

28 11 2021 | 08:41

India’s apple farmers count cost of climate crisis as snow decimates crops

Kashmiri farmers lose half their harvest to early snows for third year, with fears for future of the region’s orchards The homegrown apple is in danger of becoming a rarity in India, as farmers have…

22 11 2021 | 16:37

£27 million Farming Investment Fund opens to boost productivity

Farmers are now encouraged to apply for grants from the Government to purchase new equipment and infrastructure to help improve efficiency and help us build back greener. The Farming Investment Fund…

21 11 2021 | 10:55

‘Farmers are digging their own graves’: true cost of growing food in Spain’s arid south

Intensive agriculture’s insatiable thirst for water is turning wetland to wasteland, draining rivers and polluting groundwater

10 11 2021 | 14:31

Nations and Businesses Commit to Create Sustainable Agriculture and Land Use

45 governments pledge urgent action and investment to protect nature and shift to more sustainable ways of farming 95 high profile companies from a range of sectors commit to being ‘Nature Positive…

16 10 2021 | 12:23

Africa is not a monoculture, we reject the plan to make it one

Efforts to impose industrial agriculture on African countries threaten the sustainability of African food production. Organisers of this year’s African Green Revolution Forum claim the annual…