“While the third agricultural revolution boiled down to the effects of a small number of actors focusing on the singular goal of maximizing the yields, I believe the fourth revolution will be the opposite — a huge amount of actors across disciplines will crowdsource multivariable solutions, based on a greater understanding of the emergent phenomena in agricultural systems.”
Unlike oranges or apples, NUS species perform well under extreme weather conditions and adapt easily. Neglected species are insurance crops that will provide in difficult times, and apart from immediate effect on famine prevention, underutilized species are also donors of genes for future climate-proof plant breeding.
Yusra Moshtat is from Baghdad, Iraq. She fled the Gulf War in the 1990s and came to Sweden. This blog tells her astonishing story and how she ended up working with new immigrants, helping them to integrate through exploring Swedish nature.
Youth involvement and empowerment is not about having young people at the workplace fetching ‘drinking water’, but about truly, actively and genuinely involving them in all processes at the workplace.
Coming into the project we believed, as many people do, that increased fish farming although not free of ecological impacts, relieved pressure from ocean fisheries. However, we soon came to learn that some aquaculture systems put even more pressure on wild fish stocks. This is greatly due to the high demand on carnivorous species such as tuna and salmon, that require large inputs of wild fish for feed.
What influences consumers’ choice when it comes to organic food? And are they willing to pay premium for organic food?
År 2016 var det internationella året för baljväxter. Syftet var att öka allmänhetens medvetenhet om fördelarna med baljväxter för en hållbar livsmedelsproduktion och tryggad livsmedelssäkerhet.
Hand on your heart: Is animal health one of your main considerations when you think about international development cooperation or food security?
I was intrigued to be presented this reflection of how research methods are shaped by personal agendas and preconceived ideas. It can play a central part in directing the evidence.
A workshop in Nairobi at the end of January 2017 brought together agricultural scientists from around sub-Saharan Africa, along with policy-makers, representatives of agri-businesses, grassroots organizations and policy studies networks.