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...

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:...

This post is part of our Closing the Gap: Financial Inclusion blog series, which shares the views of selected experts and practitioners on different financial inclusion topics. Tags: insurance, farmer, crop ...

The key to tackling hunger in Africa is enriching its soil, according to a story in Nature. The big debate is how to do it. Go to Source Tags: crop, africa ...

A breakthrough in plant-root imaging may help breeders develop crops that are more resilient to harsh conditions, say Mexican researchers. Go to Source Tags: breakthrough, plant root, imaging technology, crop, resilience ...

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: central africa, infestation, crop, weevil,...

Research involving scientists at The University of Nottingham has taken us a step closer to breeding hardier crops that can better adapt to different environmental conditions and fight off attack from parasites. Go to Source Tags: crop, root, parasite, nottingham ...