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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 (…)

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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 (…)