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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.

 

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.
environmental policy

Environmental policy in the UK: Investing in the soil bank

Graeme Willis, Senior Rural Policy Campaigner at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) explains why soil has long been a Cinderella issue of environmental policy in the UK
food research

Developments in food research: Exeter University students join the fight to save the banana

Banana exports are threatened by pests, diseases, and climate change. Students at Exeter University have joined researchers to address food research challenges, as Dr Daniel Bebber, Senior Lecturer in Microbial Ecology describes
endocrine disruptors

The European Commission takes action on endocrine disruptors: A call for a multidisciplinary network

Alberto Mantovani, Research Director at Istituto Superiore di Sanità reveals how the European Commission is taking action on endocrine disruptors (EDCs) and calls for a multidisciplinary network of cross-cutting silos
fight hunger

Global efforts to fight hunger and feed the planet in a sustainable way

Commissioner Phil Hogan shares his remarks on World Food Day 2018 at the Civil Dialogue Group Discussion - Global Food Security, Sustainable Development and Relations with Africa on 16th October 2018, where he charts global efforts to fight hunger and feed the planet in a sustainable way
farmers

Post-Brexit fair funding for farmers across UK

The Government has announced that it will issue fair funding for all farmers across the UK when we leave the EU in March 2019.
global market

eHarvestHub gives small farmers centre stage on the global market

Our global economy is leaving our small farmers behind, yet they produce more than 60% of the fresh food we consume. eHarvestHub gives farmers direct access to the global market making our food more affordable and accessible, as this analysis from Alvaro Ramirez at eHarvestHub reveals 
agricultural research

Advancing food and agricultural research in the U.S

The USDA’s Agricultural Research Services and National Institute of Food & Agriculture both play key roles in advancing food and agricultural research, effective resource management and economic opportunities for rural communities, as Open Access Government learns
cereal production

Meeting the challenges of climate change for dryland cereal production

The effects of climate change threaten food security worldwide. What needs to be done to improve the resilience of vital dryland cereals to more extreme weather?
INRA - Researching crop protection

IGEPP – Focusing on crop protection

Crop protection research at IGEPP is focussed on the reduction of pesticides, using the combination of academic and applied research.
plant cold hardiness

Agricultural Research: Plant cold hardiness in a changing climate

Michael Wisniewski and David Livingston III from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) share their expert thoughts on the topic of plant cold hardiness in today’s changing climate

Water, temperature and crop science productivity research

Prof Robert Aiken, research crop scientist at Northwest Research—Extension Center tells us about his fascinating research into water and temperature, including the extent to which they limit crop productivity.
humanitarian assistance

U.S. efforts to promote food security and provide humanitarian assistance

The vital work of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is examined here by Open Access Government, with a focus on their efforts to promote food security and provide humanitarian assistance in other countries, such as Ethiopia
storing silage

Storing silage: A guide on how to safely store it on a farm

When it comes to how to safely store silage on a farm, this article by Charles Renwick from Lycetts explains who is responsible for which elements and what to expect when it comes to getting in touch with the Environment Agency.
European health

Steering Europe towards a healthy future

Karin Kadenbach MEP (S&D, AT), Vice-President of the European Health Forum Gastein details her priorities to steer Europe towards a healthy future.
School of Integrative Plant Science

School of Integrative Plant Science

School of Integrative Plant Science aims to progress fundamental insights into better plants and sustainable growth in order to help serve the world
farming scheme

Environmental farming scheme given green light

The Environment Secretary has today announced that the Payment by Results (PBR) project will be the first agri-environment scheme directly funded by the UK
ammonia emissions

New voluntary guide to help farmers reduce ammonia emissions

A new guide has been released which sets out simple steps farmers, advisors and contractors can take to reduce ammonia emissions to help improve air quality.
British farming

Government salutes pioneering females in British farming at Royal Welsh Show

Leading women from the food and farming sectors from around the country will join Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns at an event to celebrate Welsh women’s contributions to British farming at the Royal Welsh Show today
agriculture industry

Agriculture industry has highest death rate, report shows

The latest report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that the agriculture industry still has the highest rate of fatal injuries compared to any other sector.

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