The John Innes Centre, a leader in plant and microbial research, has strengthened its alliance with Biosciences east and central Africa (BecA) to maximise the impact of JIC’s cutting edge science in Africa and to build capacity in the Nairobi-based research hub by supporting African scientists to find scientific solutions to African food security challenges.
Projected changes in climate are likely to alter growing conditions across important agricultural regions in the United States. This report from USDA's Economic Research Service explores regional patterns of change in fieldcrop production and in the intensity and extent of irrigation under various climate projections of future temperature and precipitation patterns. ERS looks specifically at changes in growing conditions and crop yields, changes in profitability due to shifting comparative advantages, and constraints on irrigation water supply.
The head of the company that led the breakneck expansion of Argentine soy cultivation over the last two decades said on Tuesday the country's grains output could climb by 50 percent over the next three years thanks to a change of government.
Some 30 years to the day after FAO first launched its International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides, the UN food agency is calling on countries to make sure that national regulatory frameworks governing the management of pesticides are kept up to date.
India's wheat planting has been delayed by at least a week due to high temperatures, threatening its output of the grain yet again after hailstorms during harvest earlier this year dragged down annual production levels for the first time since 2007.