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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.

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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.

 

hobby farms

Why are hobby farms growing in popularity?

Here, we highlight some of the most common reasons people start hobby farms and why you may want to consider starting one of your own.
shared prosperity fund

What is going on with the Shared Prosperity Fund?

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director, Institute of Economic Development, expresses his frustrations with the lack of communication on the Shared Prosperity Fund consultation.
the plant microbiome

Harnessing the plant microbiome for commercial applications

Philippe Rolshausen, Cooperative Extension Specialist based at University of California, Riverside, explains how the plant microbiome can be harnessed for commercial applications.
Uk palm oil sustainability, animal extinction

How is UK palm oil sustainability stopping deforestation?

In this article, the role of UK companies via palm oil sustainability is examined as part of the cure to animal extinction.
eradicating hunger

Agriculture: Key to eradicating hunger and securing food

Cristina Cruz from FCiencias.Id explains why agriculture is the key to accomplishing the UN Sustainable Development Goals of eradicating hunger and securing food
agricultural issues

Agricultural issues: Protecting the United States from harmful invasive plant pests and diseases

The work of the Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in the United States covers a wide range of agricultural issues, including protecting the U.S. from harmful invasive plant pests and diseases, as this article uncovers.
pig farming

Smart Agri-Systems: A resilient future for pig farming

Research at the University of Leeds provides innovative, systems-based solutions to help the UK pig farming industry navigate future challenges to resilience.
Common Agricultural Policy

The future of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Europe

Commissioner Phil Hogan details what the future has in store for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in Europe, in an address to Plenary session of the EESC: “Future of CAP” on 20th February 2019.
Open Access Government 22 - April edition

Open Access Government April 2019

Open Access Government April 2019 showcases a wide array of insightful opinion articles on government policy issues across the globe, including health and social care, research and innovation, environment, agriculture, energy, transport, industry, ICT, blockchain innovation, government, legal affairs and HR & training.
diversified waste treatment

The environment: Diversified waste treatment in Taiwan

The Environmental Protection Administration (Taiwan) charts their efforts when it comes to diversified waste treatment.
blockchain pilot, world bank project

World Bank blockchain pilot sows fresh narrative for Haiti’s farmers

AgriLedger, an agricultural-focused blockchain systems provider, is working on a World Bank backed pilot that offers end-to-end full traceability through their platform to enable transparency along the value chain.
EDC Endocrine Disruptors Project-Instituto Superiore di Sanita

Climate changes, risk assessment and resilience

Alberto Mantovani discusses the consequences of climate changes for human health and welfare, including the disruption of agricultural productions.
British pig industry

Where next for the British pig industry?

Zoe Davies, Chief Executive of the National Pig Association asks where next for the British pig industry and provides a fascinating response.
food and agriculture

The future of food and agriculture

Håkan Sandin explores the future of the world’s food supply and the need to reduce unsustainable agriculture, in this analysis.
iron-deficiency chlorosis

Plant nutrition: The design of efficient Fe-shuttles to prevent iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC)

Maria da Conceição Rangel, Associate Professor at ICBAS_University of Porto and REQUIMTE-LAQV details an aspect of plant nutrition that concerns the design of efficient Fe-shuttles to prevent iron-deficiency chlorosis (IDC).
Biomass sidestreams

Biomass sidestreams: Promising feedstock to achieve a sustainable bioeconomy

Hartmut Welck, Project Manager at Steinbeis 2i GmbH puts across the point that biomass sidestreams offer a high potential to achieve the goal of a sustainable bioeconomy
agricultural health

Protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has a wide-ranging mission that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, as this article by Open Access Government Editor, Jonathan Miles uncovers.
plant science in europe

Improving the impact and visibility of plant science in Europe

The European Plant Science Organisation discuss improving the impact and visibility of plant science in Europe plus an example of research in the field.
World Soil Day

World Soil Day marks importance of healthy farmed environment

The importance of soil health for both productive farming and a healthy environment has been highlighted today on World Soil Day (5 December)
cowpea

Harnessing the genetic diversity of a dynamic crop: Cowpea

Shawn Yarnes from The Integrated Breeding Platform highlights harnessing thegenetic diversity of a dynamic crop, cowpea and why it is important today.

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