Month: September 2016

29 Sep 16'

WHAT EMISSION TRADING COULD MEAN FOR AGRICULTURE INSURANCE

Just a few days ago, the Chinese government started the acceleration of the emission trading platform which will serve the so-called Carbon Cash generation for GREEN industries such as agriculture....

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26 Sep 16'

AGRICULTURAL R&D SPENDING—CHINA AND INDIA INVESTING HEAVILY, BUT INVESTMENT RETREATING IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES

Two reports into the global patterns in agricultural R&D spending have recently caught my attention.  Agricultural research is critical for greater productivity, efficiency and poverty reduction. Rapidly growing countries with large...

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13 Sep 16'

CITIZEN SCIENCE VALIDATION OF CROP MASKS

When we build agricultural risk models it is important to have accurate data describing where crops are grown. Most of the existing so-called crop masks are derived from a combination...

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