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Seawater Greenhouse: Cheap Drought-Busting Greenhouses For The World's Most Arid Regions

A severe drought can devastate harvests and lead to nationwide famine. This low cost greenhouse could make that a thing of the past. A growing world population combined with climate change induced weather patterns means food security is fast becoming a critical global concern, especially in developing nations where these factors are generally more prevalent. Read on

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Ugly Fruit and Veggies Unite for Higher Farm Incomes and Environmental Benefits for All

As the recognition grows across communities, governments and businesses that food waste is no longer tenable and its economic, social and environmental impacts are no longer justifiable, initiatives that seek to tackle the issue have been springing up globally. By reducing food waste at the farm level, this organisation tackles the problem at the source. Read on

 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

 Lorie Grieg

Hydroponics – Making Cities Self-Sufficient in Food Production

The CEO of Lufa Farms' childhood of growing up in a farming family enables him to see today’s food production challenges in a different way. Me, growing up in Hong Kong, a city described as where ‘agriculture does not exist at all’ and that imports over 90 percent of its food to feed its seven million inhabitants, I also feel the urgent need to raise our self-sufficiency in food production. 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