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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.

 

zero carbon bill, food security

OECD: Discussing the Zero Carbon Bill, agriculture and climate change

Here, two policy analysts from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) talk to Open Access Government about the Zero Carbon Bill.
businesses post-Brexit

The benefits of R&D for businesses post-Brexit

Radeep Mathew, Head of Consulting at Leyton UK looks at the unrealised potential of R&D for British businesses post-Brexit.
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.
robotics for microfarming, sustainable farming

ROMI: Robotics for Microfarming

Developing technology towards sustainable farming practices: Learn about a new generation of farmers are starting small innovative market gardens in rural, peri-urban and urban areas across Europe.
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.
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.
protect plant health

2020: This is the year to protect plant health!

Greg Rosenthal, Communications Specialist at the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, highlights why 2020 is the year to protect plant health and argues that thriving plants mean thriving people.
organic crops

Late blight and organic crops: Solving the arduous copper equation

Didier Andrivon from INRA underlines late blight and organic crops, including solving the arduous copper equation.
environmental research,

Environmental research in Africa: The Congo Biogeochemistry Observatory

Dr Sebastian Doetterl, group leader of the Congo Biogeochemistry Observatory, discusses environmental research in the heart of Africa.
regenerative grazing

Sustainable agroecosystems: Regenerative grazing and cropping

Richard Teague from Ecosystem Science and Management, highlights how regenerative grazing and cropping can be used to create a sustainable and resilient agroecosystem.
future of agricultural hemp

A vision for the future of agricultural hemp

Paul McCourt, CEO and Founder of Celtic Wind Crops, outlines his vision for the future when it comes to how growing hemp in the local community can help a global crisis.
fertility in pigs

Biosciences: Screening for reduced fertility in pigs – bright new ideas

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.

Lifescience Legal Design – Legal, Regulatory and Corporate Advice

Lifescience Legal Design is your one stop shop for Legal, Regulatory, Corporate hands-on, and strategic advice; provided by Kathleen Denoodt
agricultural innovation, agritechnica 2019

Agritechnica 2019: Agricultural innovation in the field

Here, we discuss what to expect from Agritechnica 2019, an ongoing culmination of agricultural innovation in Hanover.
women in agriculture, AWIEF

Open Data intitiatives empowering women in agriculture

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) discuss Open Data initiatives for women in agriculture.
University of Guelph

School of Environmental Sciences – University of Guelph

The School of Environmental Sciences focuses on the integration of the life and physical sciences to address important environmental problems we face today.
business and economy

How will climate change affect UK business and economy?

With the help of Fulton Umbrellas, this article will explore how changing weather patterns may affect UK business and economy.
pests and pathogens

Protecting U.S. agriculture from pests and pathogens

APHIS, part of the USDA, is using a risk-based approach to protect U.S. agriculture from potentially devastating plant pests and diseases, as we discover here.

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