Researchers at Cornell University have developed nanoscale sensors that help breeders select water-efficient crops, enhancing their resilience against droughts caused by climate change.
Forecasts have been pointing out for years that water scarcity will become a problem. Here's one start-up's smart solution.
A new development from a US university - a gel that can absorb water from humidity in the air, before releasing it back into the soil - could help farmers struggling to cope with the effects of drought.
A young company from Berlin wants to use 3D soil maps to make agriculture lower in emissions and more resource-efficient. Satellite and aerial photographs provide the data. Co-founder Suvrajit Saha explains to RESET in an interview how the soil maps are produced and who is benefitting from this new knowledge.
The threat of drought is a constant for most farmers. Often lacking insurance cover altogether, small-hold farmers are particularly at risk from the consequences of a failed crop, which can mean not just reduced income, but also a reduced ability to feed their families and school their children.