G20 Agriculture Ministers Draft Plan to Improve Global Water Security

Sustainable agriculture is necessary to conserve water resources and enhance water security in the future, according to the agriculture ministers of the G20 countries. On Sunday (Jan. 22), the agriculture ministers of the G20 met in Berlin to discuss the contributions of the agriculture sector to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ahead of the (…)

Study assessed organic farming performance with respect to yield, drought-resistance and pollution

Organic farming systems produce lower yields compared with conventional agriculture. However, they are more profitable and environmentally friendly, and deliver equally or more nutritious foods that contain less (or no) pesticide residues, compared with conventional farming, according to a paper published in the journal Nature. Agronomists at Washington State University argue that organic farming can trump conventional (…)

Smart Agriculture in a Climate Changing World – CMCC Event at EXPO 2015

A dialogue between private sector, policy makers, scientists and experts to explain how and in which way climate change is interacting with agriculture and food related sectors and cultures. The event is organized by CMCC (Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change), the Italian center that develops international research on climate change and its interactions with the (…)