Category: Food Security

1 Feb 17'

How Agtech trends are overcoming the food production shortage – It’s all about the data. Part 1: Data Collection

There are many ways in which food productivity gains can be, and are being achieved, but none more effective than through the application of technology. AgTech or AgriTech is the...

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26 Jan 17'

ERADICATE HUNGER THROUGH INTENSIVE FARMING?

To hit the Sustainable Development Goal to eradicate hunger by 2030, Sir Gordon Conway of Imperial College London estimates that we must double food production in developing countries by 2050, and by 70%,...

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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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22 Aug 16'

CLIMATE CHANGE INCREASED PROBABILITY OF FRENCH FLOODS IN 2016

Attribution science is the science of determining the causes of unusual climate trends and climate-related events. Extreme events are a fundamental characteristic of our planet’s variable climate. However, the degree...

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10 Aug 16'

DO FLOODS OR DROUGHTS CAUSE MOST CROP DAMAGE IN CANADA?

A recent news article piqued my interest as it suggests that in recent years floods have been the major driver of crop damage in the important agricultural states of Saskatchewan and...

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8 Aug 16'

HALF-TIME REPORT ON 2016 INDIAN SUMMER MONSOON

After two years of deficit rainfall in India all eyes were on this year’s monsoon to bring adequate moisture to the sub-continent, boosting crop production and the economy. As we...

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4 Aug 16'

GRAIN OUTPUT AND CONSUMPTION PREDICTED TO BE AT NEAR RECORD LEVELS IN 2016-17

According to the latest update from the International Grains Council, world grain output in 2016/17 is expected to be the second highest ever at 2.046bn tonnes – just 1m tonnes...

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5 Jun 16'

HOW WILL WE ERADICATE HUNGER BY 2030?

High up on 2015’s Sustainable Development Goals at number 2 is the goal to End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. However, the latest long term...

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