can aquaculture be that missing piece of jigsaw in the food security puzzle? And if yes, how does it fit in the new development agenda?
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) offers Advanced International Training Programmes (ITPs) as part of its global development assistance of strategic importance to the social, environmental and economic development. ITP 313d will focus on building human capacity in Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources – in Support of Innovation.
“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.
The change across world’s cities and rural areas is obvious, constant and rapid. Growing demand for food, driven by population growth and rising incomes, creates opportunities and challenges for...
Rapid globalization and a surging global demand for food, feed, bioenergy, renewable materials and agricultural land are radically changing the conditions of the bioeconomy. At the same time,...
Economies in sub-Saharan Africa are hampered by low productivity, high vulnerability to climate change and poor market infrastructure.
Drones, aquaponics systems, solar power water desalinization, LED-lit farms with optimized photosynthesis and digital soil mapping. That’s the list of top five innovations in agriculture for 2015. How many of these are applied in Africa?
One of the plant’s genes has been “edited”, so to speak, using CRISPR/Cas9 technology in which a small part of the DNA has been removed.
Another aspect of farming intensification is the increased use of antimicrobial pharmaceutical to avoid production losses from animal diseases. Therefore it is an assumed high priority on the...