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Nitrogen-efficient crops on the horizon: Can we grow more with fewer emissions?

Science now offers an option to boost crop productivity and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the authors of a report that will appear this week in the journal Plant Science.
Author: CIAT Comunicaciones
Posted: May 17, 2017, 4:55 pm

The disruption starts now: new big data program promises to shake up agriculture

The CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture is launched today. It plans to disrupt food production across the developing world, with the aim of making it more productive, efficient and resilient – all through the power of information.
Author: Neil Palmer
Posted: May 15, 2017, 3:40 pm

Kenya’s drought masks a deeper problem with livestock feed

This opinion piece first appeared in Kenya’s Business Daily Newspaper on May 1st. As this week’s Nairobi Burger Festival draws to a close, we revisit the underlying cause of a spike in milk prices and draw attention to an issue which could bring us fewer burgers to bite into in future. By Dr. An Notenbaert: […]
Author: Georgina Smith
Posted: May 12, 2017, 5:06 pm

Five surprising ways people’s diets have changed over the past 50 years

Newly released interactive infographics show how the so-called “globalized diet” has emerged. They unearth a number of surprises about the foods we eat across the world. Who’d have thought that Cameroonians officially consume the greatest variety of food crops, or that the global average diet looks a lot like what Cape Verdeans eat every day? These are just some of the nuggets you can explore in a new interactive website on the status and trends of the global diet.
Author: Colin Khoury
Posted: April 24, 2017, 5:28 pm