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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...

COVID-19: Resilience of Seed Sectors in Africa and Asia at stake

Wageningen University & Research launches an important synthesis on effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the seed sector in four countries this week, informing...

Bayer to Provide Crop Relief to Two Million Smallholder Farmers Impacted by COVID-19

To assist smallholder farmers in Asia, Africa and Latin America who are facing additional challenges resulting from COVID-19, Bayer, as part of its societal...

The National Association of Plant Breeders Borlaug Scholars News

The National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) established the NAPB Borlaug Scholars travel grant and mentoring program in January 2018 to attract and encourage...

Think Farmers Can’t Grow Food in Situations of Crisis or Disaster? Think Again

How FAO is helping farmers and rural people in some of the planet's most pressing humanitarian crises Many people equate FAO to a knowledge centre...

100 New Young Leaders Join The Journey Towards Zero Hunger

Bayer is excited to announce that it has selected the 100 participants, coming from 45 countries, for the fourth edition of the Youth Ag...

The Seed Chain in the Americas: Looking Toward a New Meeting

When asked “What’s new?” I always have to stop and pause. If you’ve asked me this and wondered why the pause, it’s not because...

ESFIM: Collaborative Action Research Strengthens the Position of Farmers in Developing Countries

In 2015, AgriCord and Wageningen University & Research launched the ESFIM (Empowering Smallholder Farmers in Markets) Research Support Fund. Between 2015 and 2018, no...

S&W Expands European Horizons

S&W Seed Company has announced a key new executive appointment expected to expand global business opportunities for European farmers. Ernst Topitschnig, a senior agribusiness executive...

China Intensifies Canadian Canola Battle

The drama continues surrounding China’s refusal to accept Canadian canola. News broke March 26 that Viterra is the second Canadian grain company to lose its...