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Climate and Sustainable Development Goals Begin on The Farm (press-release)
Don’t abandon farmers to climate change, minister tells audience of first CGIAR Development Dialogues 25th September 2014, New York, USA— Nigeria’s agriculture minister today issued an impassioned plea to governments and the agriculture research community “not to abandon farmers to climate change”, with the head of a UN specialized agency emphasizing the need for research in tackling rural poverty and climate change. “Agricultural research is one of our most powerful allies in [...]

BumbleBee program developed together with farmers at Deleware University
The Deleware University is testing the polllination with native bumble bee instead of honeybees. Pollinators are very important in crop production and their activity affects 80% of the whole crop production in Deleware. For this reason a research project is investigating the field application of bumble bee pollination, also to improve their pollinating performanches.

IFAJ launches IFAJ-Yara Award for Reporting on Sustainable Agriculture
The IFAJ Presidium signed an agreement creating a new professional development contest at its annual Executive Committee Meeting in Berlin January 22. From left rear: President Mike Wilson, USA, Vice President Markus Rediger, Switzerland. Seated, from left: Secretary General Owen Roberts, Canada, contest organizer Jørgen Lund Christiansen, Denmark; and Treasurer James Campbell, Ireland. [...]

2011 Winners Announced in Weed Science Society of America’s Annual Awards Program
This week during its 51st annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored nearly two dozen individuals from academia, government and private industry for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. “These are true innovators who are making a significant mark on our profession through their research, teaching, publishing, outreach and development of new best practices,” [...]

Green Super Rice is coming
Rice bred to perform well in the toughest conditions where the poorest farmers grow rice is a step away from reaching farmers thanks to a major project led by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Green Super Rice is actually a mix of more than 250 different potential rice varieties and [...]

Consortium to rebuild AG extension in world's poorest countries
In an effort to alleviate poverty and improve the livelihoods of millions of rural farmers in 20 of the world's poorest nations, UC Davis' College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is partnering with a consortium of five other research universities and several private organizations to modernize and [...]

The Crop Genebank Knowledge Base (CGKB)
According to the recently released Second Report on the State of the World’s PGRFA, the number of genebanks worldwide has reached nearly 1700. These genebanks store millions of germplasm samples that need to be properly managed The people who take care of these samples — genebank managers, [...]

WTO Secretariat reports drop in anti-dumping investigations and measures
The WTO Secretariat reported that during the period 1 January — 30 June 2010, the number of initiations of new anti-dumping investigations showed a 29% decrease compared with the corresponding period of 2009. The number of new measures applied also decreased during the first semester of 2010 when [...]

ASLA Green Roof Earns Top North American Design Honor
The American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) green roof, located in downtown Washington, has earned recognition as one of the best in North America. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will present ASLA with its 2010 Award of Excellence in the Institutional Intensive category, which honors innovative green roof design in the United States, Canada and [...]

Cornell University, U.S. government launch new $1.15 million produce safety alliance
A new public-private organization based at Cornell University is being created to help produce growers and packagers promote safety and prepare for future federal safety regulations. Cornell, along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service announced the creation of the Produce Safety [...]

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A selection of links to press-releases, news-articles and documents about agriculture:

- A team of experts from the University of Hohenheim, GrainPro, Inc., and IRRI have designed a new rice dryer - International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)(Philippines), March 26, 2014

- Cabinet Office research finds happy farmers - National Farmers Union (NFU)(UK), March 21, 2014

- FAO initiative brings global land cover data under one roof for the first time - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO), March 17, 2014

- Disinfecting Honey Comb with Ozone - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)- Agricultural Research Service, March 13, 2014.

- Scientist SWAT team combats stink bug invasion - Washington State University College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS), WSU Extension and the Agricultural Research Center, March 12, 2014.

- Family Farming in the United States - United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: 'Amber Waves' magazine, Releases for the week of: March 03, 2014 to March 07, 2014.

- Genomics for Judges - Educating Illinois Judges On How Genetic Information Can Impact Court Decisions - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - The Institute for Genomic Biology, e-Newsletter, March 4, 2014.

- 2012 Census of Agriculture: Preliminary Highlights for Kansas - K-State Research and Extension News (Kansas State University, USA), March 3, 2014.

- Offshore wind turbines could weaken hurricanes, reduce storm surge - University of Deleware Research News, February 27, 2014.

- UC Davis News: Campus ranks #1 in agriculture again - UC Davis News Service (California, USA), February 27, 2014.

- Purdue research: Lots of 'brain waste' among highly educated immigrants - Purdue University - West-Lafayette (Indiana-US), Agriculture News, February 24, 2014.

- Members: Your guide to the EU agenda - National Farmers Union (NFU)(UK), February 20, 2014.

- FAO rules out human-to-animal transmission of influenza A(H7N9) - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO), February 19, 2014.

- Millions hear GM success story (a news-article about the Sainsbury's Lab's late-blight-resistant potato) - National Farmers Union (NFU)(UK), February 17, 2014.

- Biocontrol Wasps Unlikely to Threaten Non-target Insects - Entomological Society of America (ESA), February 4, 2014

- Drone on the range Agricultural uses for drones endless - University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group - College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources, January 30, 2014.

- Farming for bees - what farmers can do - National Farmers Union (NFU)(UK), January 17, 2014.

- Medical imaging helps reveal lasting impacts of soil compaction - American Society of Agronomy, Madison (WI), January 15, 2014.

- Senegal nears first victory in war on tsetse fly - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO), January 10, 2014.

- EPA Seeks Nominations for Prestigious Annual Environmental Quality Awards; [..] - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, December 26, 2013.

- ELCA disapproves of a prohibition list of invasive species uniformly applying all over Europe - The European Landscape Contractors Association (ELCA), December 18, 2013.

- Bed Bugs can Survive Frost but Cold can Still Kill Them - Entomological Society of America (ESA), December 8, 2013.

- EPA and DOE Release Annual Fuel Economy Guide with 2014 Models - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), December 3, 2013.

- NCGA, Allies Call for Farm Bill Resolution - National Corn Growers Association (NCGA, USA), November 26, 2013

- Zinc Sulfate, Sugar Alcohol Zinc Sprays Improve Apple Quality - American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), November 18, 2013

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Climate and Sustainable Development Goals Begin on The Farm (press-release) - Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research’ (CGIAR), September, 26, 2014

IFAJ launches IFAJ-Yara Award for Reporting on Sustainable Agriculture - International Federation of Agricultural Journalists, January, 26, 2011

2011 Winners Announced in Weed Science Society of America’s Annual Awards Program - National & Regional Weed, February 8, 2011

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