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Tunisia’s Unique Farming Systems Win Recognition as Part of the Global Agricultural Heritage

Tunisia's traditional Ramli agricultural systems in the lagoons of Ghar El Melh and its hanging gardens from Djebba El Olia, have been recognized as Globally...

Global Food Markets Still Brace for Uncertainty in 2020/21 Because of COVID-19

Food markets will face many more months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, but the agri-food sector is likely to show more resilience to the...

ANICAV Sets Up ‘Organic Tomato Products’ Division

Italy uses 8% of tomato fields to grow organic In order to support the significant growth that the “organic” products sector continues to record, the...

Improved Heat-Resistant Wheat Varieties Are Identified

Wheat, in its own right, is one of the most important foods in the world. It is a staple food for more than 2.5...

Crop Pathogens ‘Remarkably Adaptable’

Pathogens that attack agricultural crops show remarkable adaptability to new climates and new plant hosts, new research shows. Researchers at the Department of Biosciences, University...

Soil Health Trailblazer Honored as 2020 World Food Prize Laureate

Distinguished pedologist Dr. Rattan Lal becomes this year’s recipient of the $250,000 award for promoting soils for sustainable development. Leading soil scientist Dr. Rattan Lal...

CIOPORA Elects President and New Board in its First Electronic Elections

In the association’s first electronic elections, CIOPORA members confirm Steven Hutton, Ball FloraPlant/Star Roses & Plants (USA), as CIOPORA President, elect CIOPORA Board 2020...

Hyperspectral Imaging For Sustainable, More Productive Food Crops

Hyperspectral imaging, a growing area in remote sensing, holds the promise of providing a solution for crop monitoring over large areas, and scientists at...

Protecting Europe’s Plants: Pest Survey Cards Go Digital

The first batch of EFSA’s plant pest survey cards are now available in an easy-to-use interactive format. Ten of the existing 28 cards –...

Euroseeds Welcomes Limitation of Patentability by European Patent Office

On 14 May 2020, the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office declared that plants obtained by essentially biological processes are not...