Low food prices on the menu at Berlin agribiz trade fair

Berlin International Green Week, the world's biggest food and agriculture industry trade fair, is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Low food prices caused by abundant supplies are putting pressure on producers. Berlin International Green Week is still going strong 80 years after its 1935 launch. This year, 1658 exhibitors from 68 countries are taking … Continue reading Low food prices on the menu at Berlin agribiz trade fair

Could carbon farming save our soils?

By: Tom Oder Sustainable agricultural practices add essential carbon to soil's organic matter, which could be key to reviving soil quality Declining soil health could mean problems ahead as the world's population grows. (Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/flickr) The world’s soils are in jeopardy. Some scientists think agricultural soils are in such serious decline that … Continue reading Could carbon farming save our soils?

Union Agriculture Minister Urges Students and Scientists of Agriculture Faternity to Adopt one Village for Creating Awareness among Farmers

Delhi  Union Agriculture Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singhunderlined the importance of fundamentals of agricultural growth for the development of country as he mentioned improved soil health, high productive seeds, modern agriculture practces and best practices, effective irrigation facilities, water to every agricultural land, apt marketing facility for agricultural produce are essential points for development of … Continue reading Union Agriculture Minister Urges Students and Scientists of Agriculture Faternity to Adopt one Village for Creating Awareness among Farmers

Learning resilience from Peru’s ancient civilisations

As the UN’s COP 20 climate negotiations in Lima slowly progressed last month, I went on a journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a valley close to Cusco, the capital of the Incan empire of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. I wanted to see how climate change is already affecting the Peruvian Andes. … Continue reading Learning resilience from Peru’s ancient civilisations

Agriculture: State-of-the-art soil

A charcoal-rich product called biochar could boost agricultural yields and control pollution. Scientists are putting the trendy substance to the test. Rachel Cernansky 14 January 2015 Jeff Hutchens/Getty Biochar — a soil additive made by heating biological material — is catching attention as a means to improve crop growth and clean up contaminated water. For … Continue reading Agriculture: State-of-the-art soil

Pig farming improves its image (worldwide) | Business | The Earth Times

Pig farming improves its image (worldwide) By Dave Armstrong - 13 Jan 2015 19:21:14 GMT The breeds of pig that have developed from ancient wild boar lineages ae weird and wonderful. This woolly example is the Hungarian Mangalica pig, well adapted to outdoor breeding - and looking ready for shearing. Mangalica pig image; Credit: © … Continue reading Pig farming improves its image (worldwide) | Business | The Earth Times