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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.

 

cereals

The research priorities for the cereals and oilseeds sector

Tim Isaac, Head of Arable at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board shares his thoughts on research into the cereals & oilseeds sector
Genomics and precision agriculture

Genomics and precision agriculture: A perfect match for improving farm sustainability

Nicolas Friggens, coordinator of the GenTORE project at INRA, France reveals why genomics and precision agriculture are a perfect match for improving farm sustainability
Healthy Minor Cereals Project

Small grain cereal production and the challenges of diversity

HealthyMinorCereals discuss the challenge to diversify cultivation of small grain cereals. HealthyMinorCereals aims to boost cultivation and consumption of currently less cultivated cereal species in order to diversify cereal production in Europe
sustainable development

Common Agricultural Policy (CAP): Helping the EU to implement Sustainable Development Goals

Commissioner Phil Hogan shared his views on how the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is helping to shape the EU to implement Sustainable Development Goals, during a speech he delivered on 11th May 2018 at the at German Catholic Days, Muenster in Germany
crop research

Crop resilience gets multi-million pound government investment

Environment secretary, Michael Gove has announced that UK universities and research centres which improve the resilience, sustainability and quality of major crops, will be the lucky recipients of a £5.3 million government fund.
Agricultural Systems for Sustainable Development

Agricultural systems are key for sustainable development

Cristina Cruz from the Foundation for Science and Technology discusses agricultural systems and their crucial link to maintaining sustainable development.  

Carmen Rottenberg

Carmen Rottenberg Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) USDA: Protecting Americans from foodborne illness
crop productivity

Water, temperature and crop 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.
blockchain resolution

Could blockchain provide a boost to post-Brexit farming?

University of Hull, School of Politics, Philosophy and International Studies, Graduate Student, Tom Jones, asks if blockchain technology might provide a boost to post-Brexit farming.
sustainable intensification of agriculture

The sustainable intensification of agriculture in Europe

In this in-depth analysis, Cristina Cruz, Professor Auxiliar at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) shares her thoughts on the sustainable intensification of agriculture (SIA) in Europe today
agricultural problems

Finding new solutions to agricultural problems in the U.S.

Open Access Government looks at the work of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in finding new solutions to agricultural problems in the United States
NIFA

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

The work of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is examined here by Open Access Government
rural development

Agriculture, forestry and rural development in Portugal

The background and current work of Luís Capoulas Santos, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government
plant protection

How right-sizing regulation can optimise plant protection

Greg Rosenthal of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service explains how right-sizing regulation can optimise plant protection
FCiencias

Agriculture sustainability: a question of crowd control!

Cristina Cruz from FCiencias.Id discusses agriculture sustainability, high demand and the need for the use of fertilizers We all know how much pressure agriculture is under. An increasing and more demanding population is pushing farmers towards an intensive and super-intensive farming to supply the markets with quality, cheap and safe food....
sustainable intensification of agriculture

The sustainable intensification of agriculture in Europe

Cristina Cruz, Professor Auxiliar at Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL) shares her thoughts on the sustainable intensification of agriculture (SIA) in Europe
Agricultural Policy

The future of the common agricultural policy (CAP)

Commissioner Phil Hogan shared his views on the future of the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) during a speech he recently made at the Berlin Green Week to the political leaders of Germany’s farmers
precision farming

Precision farming market set to reach $4 billion in 2018

New insight predicts precision farming, blockchain and sensor technology will revolutionise agriculture
international trade

International trade changes needed to tackle agricultural challenges

A conference organised by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Brussels, Belgium, on 8 March has discussed the current international agricultural trade rules and how to establish fairer international trade
future farming policy

Once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape future farming policy

Reducing direct payments could free up £150 million for the environment and other public goods

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