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Sustainable agriculture in Japan

Open Access Government explores how Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is working towards sustainably reducing the environmental impact of agriculture and livestock.
plant protein fertilisers

Plant protein discovery could decrease our dependence on fertilisers

Researchers have discovered a protein in plant roots that could improve the tolerance of crops to climate change and reduce the need for chemical fertilisers.
superfoods

Can R&D activities raise rice to the league of superfoods?

Aarthi Janakiraman, Research Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, ponders if R&D activities raise rice to the league of superfoods.
global methane emissions

Global methane emissions reach record high levels

Global methane emissions have reached the highest levels on record caused by coal mining, oil and natural gas production, cattle and sheep ranching, and landfill.
wild bee

94% of wild bee and plant species lost due to climate change and agricultural...

According to researchers from York University, climate change and agricultural developments are responsible for a 94% loss of wild bee and native plant species networks.
locust outbreak in india, GODAN

Locust outbreak in India continues to harm food security

Andre Laperriere, the Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) discusses the locust outbreak in India.
rice production

Agricultural practices in Thailand maximise rice production and cultivation

Open Access Government explores Thailand’s Department of Agriculture, and how it is a centre of excellence particularly regarding its research and development of rice cultivation.
legumes, processors and growers research organisation

Agriculture focus: Legumes contribute to a better world

Roger Vickers, CEO of the Processors and Growers Research Organisation explains the LegValue project and how in the world of agriculture, legumes contribute to a better world.
smart agriculture, fisheries

Current efforts to realise smart agriculture in Japan

Taku Eto, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan charts the country’s efforts to realise smart agriculture.
agri-food

Enhancing crop diversification to support transitions towards sustainable agri-food systems

Antoine Messéan, Research Manager and Lise Paresys, Scientific Officer for the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment in France, walk us through what we need to know about enhancing crop diversification to support transitions to sustainable agri-food systems.
Fighting infectious crop diseases

Fighting infectious crop diseases with big data analyses

Dr Kim Hammond-Kosack, Research Programme Leader Wheat Pathogenomics at Rothamsted Research, explores how big data analyses and knowledge networks can be used to protect global wheat crops from infectious diseases.
sustainable agroecosystems

Sustainable agroecosystems: Cropping using regenerative agricultural principles

Richard Teague, from Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University, provides more insight into sustainable agroecosystems, focussing on cropping using regenerative agricultural principles.
land policies

An operational platform to reconcile agriculture and environmental protection in Europe

Fabio Terribile discusses the potential of LANDSUPPORT, a Horizon 2020 project showing a way to better manage our landscape and better implement European Union land policies.

Europe: Ensuring a modern and sustainable agriculture sector

Here, we learn about Janusz Wojciechowski and his priorities: Ensuring a modern and sustainable agriculture sector in Europe that adapts to changes in climate, demographics and technologies.
potato and tomato blights, multi actor research

Potato and tomato blights in Europe: Multi-actor research is crucial for sustainable control

Didier Andrivon from INRA directs our thoughts to potato and tomato blights in Europe and as such, argues that multi-actor research is crucial for sustainable control.
organic fertilisation management

LIFE VITISOM: Vineyard organic fertilisation management

Here, Paolo Mulotto discusses LIFE VITISOM, vineyard organic fertilisation management through a variable-rate distribution system.
demand for wheat,

Global demand for wheat set to increase by at least 50% before 2050

Aarthi Janakiraman, Research Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, provides further insight into crops, focussing on wheat, the demand of which is set to increase by at least 50% before 2050.
European Commissioner for Agriculture

The priorities of the new European Commissioner for Agriculture

The priorities of the new European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski are placed under the spotlight here by Open Access Government.
agroecology, Europe’s farming,

Agroecology: The way to sustainability in Europe’s farming

Geneviève Savigny, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, argues that agroecology is the way towards sustainability in Europe’s farming.
wheat cultivation

Agriculture and crops: A focus on wheat cultivation

Aarthi Janakiraman, Industry Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, provides an in-depth focus on wheat cultivation across the globe, within the wider field of agriculture and crops.

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