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Agriculture – A Climate Villain? Maybe Not!

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims that agriculture is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases, and is thus by...

Dutch-Based Bejo Acquires South African Distributor Nuvance

Bejo and Zaad Holdings announced Bejo’s acquisition of Nuvance as of July 1, 2020. Until June 30, Nuvance was a subsidiary of Klein Karoo Seed...

Computomics Moves to New Location

As of 1 July 2020, Computomics moved to their new location in Tübingen. This newly-constructed office building called “Western Point” is built on a former...

New Research Reveals Plant Control With the Power of Light

University of East Anglia scientists have helped find a way to control different plant processes - such as when they grow - using nothing...

ISF Reports on Current Outbreaks of COVID-19 and the International Movement of Seeds

On Monday, July 6th, Michael Keller, Secretary General of the International Seed Federation (ISF), released a letter about the current updates on the international...

Deforestation and Land-Clearing are Taking a Toll on Brazil’s Corn Yield

Brazil is one of the top three producers of both soy and corn globally, and its agricultural sector accounts for one-fifth of the country's...

Hutton to Participate in European Research on Integrated Pest Management

Agricultural scientists of the James Hutton Institute have been awarded £220,000 by Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation programme, to find ways...

SHAKE Climate Change Fund Announces Its First Investments

The £3.5m SHAKE Climate Change Programme has announced its first three ventures to invest in. Energy from manure, tools for smarter pest management and a...

FAO and the EU Highlight the Vital Role of Biodiversity in Building Sustainable Food Systems

If we want to shift towards healthy and sustainable food systems and build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to re-connect agriculture...

Funding to Study Resistance Genes in Wild Wheat will Help Combat Rust Diseases

The 2Blades Foundation and collaborators at the John Innes Centre, University of Minnesota, and Kansas State University, have received funding to study wild emmer...