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Increasing cropping frequency offers opportunity to boost food supply

More frequent harvest could substantially boost global food production on existing agricultural lands MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/25/2013) —Harvesting existing cropland more frequently could substantially increase global food production without clearing more land for agriculture, according to a new study from the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota. The study, published in Environmental Research […]

Neglecting prominent role of women in agriculture hindering solutions to food security

With women handling almost half of farm work in poor countries, experts say ‘leveling the plowing field’ could help end hunger for 150 million people NEW DELHI (12 MARCH)—As developing countries battle multiple threats to food security—soaring prices, crop-crushing weather extremes and dramatic population growth—agriculture experts gathering in New Delhi this week warn that efforts to […]

Cutting-edge science creating solutions for African agriculture


From Eureka. We are frequently reminded of the complex challenges Africa faces when it comes to feeding its population, particularly in the sub-Saharan region. Dealing with hunger and famine – let alone broader food security issues – is paramount and needs a global effort. Overcoming these challenges in the longer term is equally important, but […]