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Agriculture is the cultivation of land and the breeding of both animals and plants for the purpose of sustaining life. The development of agriculture allowed the expansion and growth of the human race. The major agricultural products are grouped into foods, fuels, fibres and raw materials. then sub-groups such as cereals, vegetables, fruits oils etc. within food.

Modern

Modern agronomy, plant breeding, pesticides and fertilisers have massive enhanced the yields from cultivation. However, the effects of these have caused widespread ecological and environmental damage. Problems are also present when concerning selective breeding. Although the results are prosperous there are active concerns about animal welfare. Backlash against the environmental effects of conventional agriculture. This resulting in organic, regenerative and sustainable agricultural movements.

 

insecticide resistance

What causes insecticide resistance?

Dr. Joel R. Coats, Distinguished Professor of Entomology & Toxicology, sheds some light on the causes of everchanging insecticide resistance.
crop variety

Agriculture: Finding the crop variety with a stronger root force toward higher yield

Chang-Soo Kim, Professor from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering – Missouri University of Science and Technology, details his expertise on finding the crop variety with a stronger root force toward higher yield in this agriculture focus.
challenges of covid-19

How innovation is helping U.S. farmers rise to the challenges of COVID-19

The role of technology and innovation in helping farmers overcome the challenges of COVID-19 and meet future demands are discussed here by David Green from the U.S. Sustainability Alliance.
Fertilising products

From farm to market: Upcycling manure to improved fertilising products

Laia Llenas explains the FERTIMANURE project, which aims to close the manure nutrient cycle by providing innovative manure management strategies and business models to take new fertilising products to the EU market.
Sustainable agriculture

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.
sustainable food supply, solar energy

The “Green Deal” Greenhouse: A promise for sustainable food supply

Brite Hellas S.A, discusses the “Green Deal” Greenhouse, A Promise for Sustainable Food Supply starting with problems and needs.
information technology

How can we harness information technology to be more sustainable?

Here, Defra’s Chief Digital and Information Officer and Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) for sustainable technology across government, Chris Howes, tells us why the departments first Sustainable Information Technology (IT) strategy is such a significant development.
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.
beavers in devon

After 400 years, beavers are living wildly in Devon’s rivers

Wild beavers are living naturally on Devon’s River Otter for the first time in 400 years after a five-year trial showed their dam-building activities were good for people and wildlife.
hedgehogs extinction

British Hedgehogs announced as vulnerable to extinction

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) recently announced that Hedgehogs have now been classed as ‘vulnerable to extinction’ as their habitats continue to decline.
land management, indigenous

Scientists erase role of land management by Indigenous people

Research suggests that climate scientists should re-consider the role of Indigenous communities in land management.
2020 North America

July 2020 North America Analysis

The July 2020 edition of North America Analysis covers a range of policy topics from the region, including comment from the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock about the importance of anticipatory action when it comes to humanitarian affairs.
Asia Analysis, July 2020

Asia Analysis – July 2020

The latest Asia Analysis edition sheds light on some of the most important policy issues sweeping across the region of Asia.
Soil and agriculture

Sustainable agroecosystems: Agriculture needs to be the Foundation for a Sustainable Future

Richard Teague, from Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Texas A&M University discusses the importance of soil and agriculture.
cattle production, meat

Improving cattle production by counting chromosomes

Here, Professor Darren Griffin and Drs Beckky O’Connor, Giuseppe Silvestri and Lucas Kiazim, the University of Kent, discuss new innovations that are changing the cattle industry.
water purification

Making nanocellulose filters for water purification with underutilised biomass

This chemistry focus delves into making nanocellulose filters for water purification with underutilised biomass, as described here by Benjamin Hsiao from Stony Brook University in the U.S.
developing world, IoT

IoT can make a difference in the developing world

Christine Sund, Senior Advisor, ITU Regional Office for Africa at International Telecommunication Union argues that the Internet of Things can make a difference in the developing world.
US-china trade relations, COVID-19

How will COVID-19 impact US-China trade relations?

Gidon Gautel, China Foresight Project Coordinator at LSE IDEAS, discusses how COVID-19 could impact US-China trade relations as the economy attempts to recover.
global agricultural output

COVID-19 threatens to impact global agricultural output and food security

Dr Suchith Anand, Chief Scientist at Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to impact global agricultural output and food security and why Governments need open data to address it.
Asia Analysis April 2020

Asia Analysis – April 2020 edition

In this April 2020 edition of Asia Analysis, we hear from Agnieszka Kuczynska from AGH University of Science and Technology, who charts the prominence of digital transformation in Japan and the European Union today.

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