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Agriculture & food production contribute up to 29 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions

Amid population growth and escalating food demands, 2 global analyses determine climate change mitigation and adaptation equally critical for global food security COPENHAGEN (31 October, 2012)—Feeding the world releases up to 17,000 megatonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere annually, according to a new analysis released today by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, […]

Bio-Innovate funded bean consortium working towards increasing productivity, value addition and marketing of the bean crop in eastern Africa

The Bio-Innovate Program held a two-day meeting with the project consortium 3 on ‘Value added bean technologies for enhancing food security, nutrition, income and resilience to cope with climate change and variability challenges in eastern Africa’ at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) complex in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 27-28 June 2012. Tags: crop, […]

Hermetic bags save African crop, but not how experts once thought

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The hermetic grain storage bags that cut off oxygen to weevils and have saved West and Central African farmers hundreds of millions of dollars by putting the brakes on the insects’ rapid multiplication don’t merely suffocate them as once thought, a Purdue University study shows. Tags: crop, central africa, milligram, infestation, […]