agriculture

Nov. 30, 2022

New Tool Measures Soil-Atmosphere Interactions to Optimize Farming Practices

Mapping soil heat transmission may help determine optimal land management practices and appropriate crops to plant as the climate changes.

Nov. 22, 2022

Multinational Food Producers Call for Swift Change in Agricultural Practices

Some of the world’s largest food producers and agribusinesses said a shift to regenerative farming is necessary to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Nov. 17, 2022

Temperatures Rising Faster in Europe than Anywhere Else, Report Finds

The increase in annual average temperature poses an increasing theat to agriculture, health and the economy across the continent, a new report concludes.

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Nov. 14, 2022

E.U. Announces Measures to Ensure Fertilizer Supply, Lower Costs

The Commission's plans include excluding fertilizer producers from natural gas rationing, financial aid for farmers and the liberalization of international fertilizer trade.

Nov. 10, 2022

Europe and Morocco Sign Deal to Develop Sustainable Agricultural

The €115 million program is meant to modernize Morocco’s agricultural sector, promote reforestation and protect biodiversity.

Nov. 10, 2022

Nearly Half of the Farmland in Europe Faces Erosion Factors

Soil assessment and conservation measures are increasingly important due to climate change. Good farming practices could reduce erosion caused by tillage, water and wind.

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Oct. 12, 2022

Hot Weather Weakens Plant Immune System, Study Finds

Uncertainty exists among scientists worldwide about why plants’ defenses against pathogens fade away under rising temperatures. However, the cure may lie in genetics.

Sep. 30, 2022

European Awards Champion Organic Agriculture

Prizes were awarded to farmers, projects, retailers and regions to promote the bloc’s push to convert one-quarter of its agriculture to organic practices by 2030.

Sep. 29, 2022

Organic Olive Groves Continue to Flourish in Spain

Andalusia and Aragón experienced the most significant increases in organic olive cultivation.

Sep. 14, 2022

Temperatures Rising in Africa Faster than Global Average

A new report attributed steadily rising temperatures and climate change to more prevalent drought, increased water scarcity, poor harvests and more extreme weather events.

Sep. 9, 2022

Drought on Iberian Peninsula Expected to Persist Through November

With no signs of significant rains anytime soon, the debate about the future of agriculture on the peninsula is underway.

Aug. 23, 2022

Researchers Find a Way to Expedite Photosynthesis

By manipulating the genes that affect photosynthesis, the researchers increased yields in soybeans by 20 percent. The process could be repeated in other crops.

Aug. 10, 2022

Brussels Approves Plan to Use Treated Wastewater for Irrigation

Brussels has published new guidelines paving the way for the widespread use of treated urban wastewater in agriculture.

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May. 25, 2022

French Farmers Feel Impacts of Worsening Drought

A lack of rainfall last autumn and winter combined with low soil moisture and water levels means water restrictions are already being implemented across southern France.

May. 20, 2022

Worsening Drought Conditions Predicted in Southern and Central Europe

Water stress has already reduced expected winter crop yields in Italy and Spain. Exceptionally dry conditions are expected to continue for the next few months.

May. 16, 2022

Record Heatwave and Drought in Pakistan Threaten Crops and Olive Farming

The unprecedented heatwave also has caused glacial floods and power outages. Further temperature rises are expected.

May. 11, 2022

Syngenta CEO: Ukraine Crisis Calls for Shift Away from Organic Farming

Erik Fyrwald warned that focusing on following organic agriculture protocols instead of sustainable practices will exacerbate global food insecurity.

May. 9, 2022

NASA Climate Scientist Wins World Food Prize

Cynthia Rosenzweig was among the very first researchers who investigated the connections between climate change and agricultural output.

May. 1, 2022

Study: Multi-Year Droughts Will Significantly Impact European Agriculture This Century 

In the last 250 years, droughts throughout Europe have been progressively worsening. A new study found prolonged droughts may become more severe than originally estimated.

Apr. 28, 2022

Chile’s Ongoing Drought Leads to Water Rationing in Santiago

Six millions residents in the capital are feeling the tangible effects of the 12-year drought. The rest of the country is not faring much better.

Apr. 27, 2022

U.N. Panel: Time Running Out to Prevent Worst Impacts of Climate Change

The latest report from the United Nations panel warned that more needs to be done to accelerate the trend of slowing emissions, especially in the agricultural sector.

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