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The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap discussion paper released today. “Research and development and the ability to innovate and develop new technologies across the economy will shape our capacity to transition to a low emissions future,” NFF CEO Tony Mahar said. “The report rightly seeks to have all options on the …

Ayuba Abimiku, a young rice farmer at Gidan Mai-Akuya community in Nasarawa state, North-central Nigeria, is excited. Ayuba is witnessing the operation of a pressured plastic-piped sprinkler for the first time! “This system allows for proper water management and the farmer can determine the right amount of water needed in the field per time,” he …

When it comes to the contribution of Bt technology towards yield increase in cotton vis-à-vis other agri-inputs, the field evidences squarely differ from the findings of Keshav R Kranthi and Glenn Davis Stone, published in Nature Plants, March 2020, and their contentions as published in the article ‘Bt cotton only increased cost of cultivation: Study’, …

Farm Technology as a Service Tim Hammerich News Reporter With California Ag Today, I’m Tim Hammerich. What will it take to solve agriculture’s labor shortage? Many say technology and automation are the future, but often these technologies are expensive and the payback periods can be too long. Parker Jones saw this as an opportunity and …

Image copyright Reuters The rules around the use of human sewage waste as crop fertiliser are more than 30 years out of date, a report for the Environment Agency says. Every year 3.6 million tonnes of sewage sludge is reprocessed and spread onto agricultural land across the UK. But the report said current regulations do …

The FTC and Justice Department must change their interpretation of antitrust laws to protect fair competition in agriculture. In 2007, food sovereignty activists from around the world convened in Sélingué, Mali to write the Declaration of Nyéléni. That declaration asserts that activists should seek to democratize the flows of power, wealth, and resources that have …

A project expo for college students to display their technological innovations related to organic farming will be held in January next year. This expo will be a part of Velan Thiruvizha 2020, an event to create awareness on organic farming organised by Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology from January 3 to January 5. …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cows on an organic farm in the UK A new study suggests that a switch to 100% organic food production in England and Wales would see an overall increase in greenhouse gas emissions. While going fully organic would produce fewer direct emissions than conventional farming, researchers say it would …

New research that claims red and processed meat is probably not harmful to our health has caused controversy among experts who maintain people should cut down. The World Health Organization has classified red and processed meats as cancer-causing. Public health bodies worldwide urge people to limit their intake of red and processed meat to reduce …

The public is providing more than $1m per minute in global farm subsidies, much of which is driving the climate crisis and destruction of wildlife, according to a new report. Just 1% of the $700bn (£560bn) a year given to farmers is used to benefit the environment, the analysis found. Much of the total instead …