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.
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.
Andre Laperriere, the Executive Director of Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) discusses the locust outbreak in India.
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.
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.
Taku Eto, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan charts the country’s efforts to realise smart agriculture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here, Paolo Mulotto discusses LIFE VITISOM, vineyard organic fertilisation management through a variable-rate distribution system.
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.
The priorities of the new European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski are placed under the spotlight here by Open Access Government.
Geneviève Savigny, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, argues that agroecology is the way towards sustainability in Europe’s farming.
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.
Didier Andrivon from INRA underlines late blight and organic crops, including solving the arduous copper equation.
Richard Teague from Ecosystem Science and Management, highlights how regenerative grazing and cropping can be used to create a sustainable and resilient agroecosystem.
Professor Darren Griffin and Dr Rebecca O’Connor from the University of Kent’s School of Biosciences, discuss their work on improving UK pig production and reaching out to South East Asia.