Jul. 29, 2020
Over the course of six months, farmers, scientists and other stakeholders in the global agri-food business will propose and debate solutions to some of the sector’s most pressing issues surrounding sustainability and climate change.
Jul. 29, 2020
Up to two billion tons of CO2 could be absorbed each year by adding crushed rocks to farmlands. The technique could be employed by countries to help them meet their climate targets.
Jun. 30, 2020
Newly proposed legislation in the United States seeks to create additional sources of revenue for the agricultural sector while helping to cut down on greenhouse gases.
Jun. 23, 2020
Science may provide the answer to the consequences of global warming on olive trees to find cultivars with built-in tolerance to temperature extremes.
Jun. 1, 2020
The strategy aims to promote sustainable food and environmentally-friendly production practices. Critics say more must be done to reduce the production of industrial animal meat products.
Apr. 22, 2020
A moderate drought affecting the Southwestern states and northern Mexico can evolve into a megadrought -- a prolonged, extreme drought that lasts longer than two decades.
Jan. 16, 2020
Producers around the world were asked to rate this year's harvest and share their concerns. Climate change, low prices and a lack of consumer knowledge are at the top of their minds.
Jan. 13, 2020
Australia's olive growers have mostly been spared from the wildfires that have been ravaging the country. Persistent drought, however, continues to cause concern.
Dec. 11, 2019
Under the new scheme, olive farmers can be an important cog in the wheel of Europe’s agricultural sector by providing feedback for improved agricultural and sustainability practices.
Aug. 29, 2019
New data reveals that global GDP per capita will decrease by 7.22 percent by 2100 if average global temperatures continue to rise. For several olive-producing countries in the Mediterranean basin, the figure may be much higher.
Aug. 26, 2019
Reminding climate skeptics that they believe in basic scientific principles might prompt them to accept that climate change is real, a new study from the American Psychological Association suggests.
Jul. 24, 2018
Growing olives in Valle d’Aosta, a mountainous region enclosed by the Alps, seemed unthinkable until a group of daring farmers decided to try.
Mar. 5, 2018
As Europe was struck by an intense cold wave originating in Siberia, concerns arose among farmers.
Feb. 6, 2018
A new study warns that aridification, drought and wildfires could affect a quarter of the earth's land if average world temperatures continue to rise.
Jan. 24, 2018
ABC news chief meteorologist Ginger Zee traveled with her crew through Italy to talk about climate change with producers and scientists during the 2016 harvest.
Sep. 11, 2017
Researchers have estimated the amount of carbon lost worldwide through agricultural practices to be 133 billion tons.