Saturday, December 17th, 2011
The State of Land and Water Resources (SOLAW) is FAO’s first flagship publication on the global status of land and water resources. It is an ‘advocacy’ report, to be published every three to five years, and targeted at senior level decision makers in agriculture as well as in other sectors.
Friday, November 18th, 2011
It’s not as futuristic as greenhouses on Mars, but farmers on terra firma are using space-based technology to certify organic crops. Satellites have been used to prove that crops were fertilizer-free in a year-long project by Ecocert, one of Europe’s leading organic certification agencies, and the European Space Agency. Read More
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
The demand for such surveys has been made on sharp deterioration in soil fertility due to erosion, repeated cropping, and agro practices that deplete nitrogen and micro nutrients. Director, Centre for Community-Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS) University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Prof Kolawole Salako, said detailed soil surveys would help in-depth study of the capacity for
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
No one denies that all living organisms need food in order to survive, but not everyone draws an immediate connection between food and social, economic and environmental security. Food security is, in fact, something that the European Union takes very seriously. A new project, Plant and Food Security (or PLANTFOODSEC), is an initiative of the