Content tagged with agriculture

 Peter Nijenhuis

A Pedal-powered Tractor That Saves Fuels with ZERO Emissions

Good news for those who own small-sized farmland! Sustainable farming means using resources within an agricultural setting without much external input needed, but it is inevitable to use small tractors to do many jobs such as plowing, weeding, seeding and harvesting. Tractors consume fuel, compact soil, cost a lot, and cause physical damage to the operator. Is there an alternative? Read on

 CGIAR Climate

New Approaches to Farming in the Age of Climate Change

A pre-release event for the upcoming report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has presented a bleak future if inaction is still remains the biggest form of action. A recent seminar held at Humboldt University looked at some of the report's findings and discussed the need to keep agricultural policy one step ahead of the game. Read on

 World Agroforestry Centre

RISE – Bringing Sustainability Down to Earth

Sustainable development has become one of the most frequently used frameworks for analyzing farms in a comprehensive and holistic way. To evaluate sustainable farming systems, many approaches were developed to communicate the notion of ‘sustainability’ from perception level to practical content through indicator-sets based assessment. Read on

Rosewoman

A New Force Behind Farming

Mobile communication technology has evolved so quickly and become one of the world’s most common way of transmitting information. In Sub-Saharan Africa there are more than 650 million people subscribed to mobile services. Imagine - how does a smallholder farmer in Africa gets updates on market trends, advice on farming technologies, interesting know-how and even weather condition? Read on

Unsplash

The Privatisation of Seeds

Year in and year out farmers are losing the seeds from their own plants, and are forced to purchase them anew from seed providers. Monsanto has monopolized the seed market which has significantly limited the variety of plants available on the market. The consequences of which have had fatal effects on both our environment, and the farmers that harness crops from it. Read on

 Divine Harvester

India’s ‘Pink Revolution’

India has already seen the ‘green’ and ‘white’ revolutions in its food industry come to pass; it now seems well on its way to realising a ‘pink revolution’ too; the modernisation of meat production processes. Is going pink a health and environmental hazard in the making? Read on