Water

Launch of Mobile App That Controls the Perfect Amount of Fertilizers and Water

Fertigation allows for simultaneously applying the necessary water and fertilizers via irrigation systems. It offers significant advantages compared to other traditional methods, though it...

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...

Biodiversity as Cornerstone to Food Security and Sustainable Development

The FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Assessments, has just published a milestone report on biodiversity for food and agriculture (BFA)....

Can Rice Filter Water From Ag Fields?

Rice is a staple food crop of 20 percent of the world's population. It's also grown on every continent except Antarctica. While it's an important...

Irrigating Vegetables with Wastewater in African Cities May Spread Disease

Urban farmers growing vegetables to feed millions of people in Africa's ever-growing cities could unwittingly be helping to spread disease by irrigating crops with...

Irrigating Vegetables with Wastewater in African cities May Spread Disease

Urban farmers growing vegetables to feed millions of people in Africa's ever-growing cities could unwittingly be helping to spread disease by irrigating crops with...

Soil Phosphorus Availability and Lime: More than Just pH?

Plants can't do without phosphorus. But there is often a 'withdrawal limit' on how much phosphorus they can get from the soil. That's because...

Water Re-Use And Smart Farming Key Ways to Improve Water Quality and to Save on Water Resources

Copa and Cogeca underlined the great strides European farmers and cooperatives have made in improving the quality of Europe’s freshwater at a launch event for...

Optimising Vegetable Crops for Organic Farming: Launch of 4-Year EU Research Project BRESOV

The recently started European project BRESOV (“Breeding for Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Organic Vegetable Production“) has set out to improve the competitiveness of three...

New Programme to Boost Soil Productivity and Reduce Soil Degradation in Africa

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its Global Soil Partnership launched 13 June a new programme to boost soil productivity and reduce...