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The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges
The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges The report sheds some light on the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and throughout the 21st century, and provides some insights as to what is at stake and what needs to be done. What emerges is that “business as usual” is no longer an option but calls for major transformations in agricultural systems, in rural economies and in how we manage our natural resources.
Why agriculture and food science?
How can we sustainably grow enough food to feed the world?
What Is Local Food and Agriculture?
Local food and agriculture has gained popularity, but what does "local" even mean? Isn't local food simply sustainable and healthy? It can be, but it's not always so simple. Here are some guidelines.
What Brexit Will Mean for Agriculture and the Food Supply Chain
The U.K. agriculture sector will face two major losses after the U.K. leaves the E.U. The first is t...
What it Means for Food and Agriculture
Yesterday, the Senate voted 51-49 on the Mikulski-Murray-Reid bill to replace the across-the-board automatic budget cuts (sequestration) of $85 billion for the current year, and reduce the deficit by $110 billion. The measure failed because under Senate filibuster rules, a simple majority is not sufficient and a 60-vote super majority is needed to pass most …
How will California’s climate ambitions reshape food and agriculture?
Some experts say Gov. Jerry Brown’s pledge for a zero-emissions state won't be possible without a fundamental shift
What Blockchain Means for the Agriculture and Food Industries
When most people think of blockchain, they think of its application to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. However, the technology has the potential for…
Top Agricultural Careers in Ag & Food Safety
What are the implications of blockchain technology for food & agriculture?
The frenzy for all things blockchain is exemplified by the Long Island iced tea company whose stock increased 6X overnight when they simply changed
Why We Need Innovation in Food and Agriculture
Two of our most beloved breakfast beverages — coffee and orange juice — are under serious threat from disease, insects and climate change. But don’t be too alarmed. Scientists are looking at innova…
How can nanotechnology revolutionize the agriculture and food system?
Nano Nugget featuring Dr. Scott from Cornell University
World Food Prize Laureate Offers Advice for Cotton and Agriculture
World Food Prize laureate Dr. Gurdev Khush provided valuable insights for the cotton and agriculture during a recent lecture at Texas Tech University.
Agriculture 4.0: How digital farming is revolutionizing the future of food
The next step in feeding the world's rapidly growing population involves self-driving tractors, precision farming, and Internet of Things sensors to quantify agriculture in vast new ways.
House Agriculture appropriations bill would promote vital food and nutrition programs
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2019 — The American Heart Association issued the following statement on the FY 2020 agriculture appropriations bill that passed yesterday in the House Appropriations Committee:“We are pleased the bill includes important ...
How urban agriculture can improve food security in US cities
Urban farming can make it easier for city residents to obtain healthy, affordable food. But to raise big yields from small pieces of land, farmers need training and support.
A systems approach to global agriculture could solve food insecurity
Challenges face the global agricultural value chain and food security — but a different way of looking at them could be the solution.
A Systems Approach to Global Agriculture Could Solve Food Insecurity
Meeting the nutritional needs of a population of 10 billion by 2050 will not be easy. A decentralized approach to the value chain may help.
Enabling Agriculture: How to Promote Increases in Productivity and Food Security
This post was written by Russ Webster, Vice President for Program Development at Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA). For further discussion on the enabling environment for agriculture, register to attend Tuesday's Agrilinks webinar: How Can Enabling Environment Reform Facilitate Agricultural Sector Growth?
How Agriculture Can Provide Food Security Without Destroying Biodiversity
According to conventional wisdom, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte (pop. 2.5 million) has achieved something impossible. So, too, has the island of Cuba. They are feeding their hungry populations largely with local, low-input farming methods that enhance the environment rather than degrade it. They have achieved this, moreover, at a time of rising food prices when others have mostly retreated from their own food security goals.