CIMMYT joins International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium as sponsoring partner

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) has announced that the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has joined the organisation as a sponsoring partner.   The IWGSC is an international, collaborative consortium of wheat growers, plant scientists, and public and priv...Read more


Climate resilience and protection of natural resources are critical to global food security: Economist Impact

Economist Impact released the 10th annual Global Food Security Index (GFSI). The report states a decline in global food security for the second consecutive year and strongly implies that climate resilience and the protection of natural resources are critical to global food security.    Sponsored by Cor...Read more


S&P Global Platts to launch daily carbon offset premiums for 14 major crude fields

S&P Global Platts, a leading independent provider of information, analytics and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, has announced that commencing October 1, it will launch the first-ever daily carbon offset premiums alongside monthly carbon intensity calculations for 14 major crude fields ...Read more


How hydroponic farming mitigates the gaps of healthy eating?

Agriculture has undergone a tremendous technological revolution. Traditionally, it relied on natural factors including climatic conditions. However, heatwaves and unexpected rains affected the harvest, thereby hindering the supply chain. With technological advances, traditional farming witnessed advancements in ir...Read more


Study confirms Solvita's role in evaluating soil health

Solvita Soil Tests capture key biological, chemical and physical traits indicating healthy functioning in a farm system. The usefulness of Solvita commercial soil health tests as valuable tools to predict soil health indicators such as Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) and Total Nitrogen (TN) has been confirmed by long-te...Read more


Normal monsoon holds potential for agri sector

Rainfed farms in India occupy about 51 per cent of the country's net sown area, therefore, monsoon rains are of utmost importance and benefit. Rainfall has a direct impact on agriculture since water is an essential input for farm production. And thus, countries with low irrigation coverage become more vulnerable t...Read more


Origin Agritech ties up with China-based Biology Research Institute

Origin Agritech, an agriculture technology company, has entered into an exclusive rights agreement with the Biology Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences for its drought-resistant GMO trait.The licensing agreement gives origin exclusive global rights to the GMO trait for the full term ...Read more


Scientists develop bio-compatible nanogenerators to harvest electricity from vibrations

Dr Shankar Rao and his team from the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Bengaluru, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, have designed a transparent triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG), using thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) either in the form of ele...Read more


Nestle to implement measures to protect forest

Nestlé will move beyond protecting forests to restore and help thrive, as part of its efforts to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. With its new forest positive approach, the company will also further promote sustainable livelihoods and the respect of human rights.The actions build upon a decade of work to e...Read more


Arla explores opportunities to reduce its CO2e footprint

Arla has set an ambitious science-based climate target of reducing CO2e emissions by 30 per cent in 2030 and has an ambition of becoming carbon net zero by 2050. With a strong focus on sustainability across the entire value chain, Arla is exploring all opportunities to reduce its CO2e footprint and improve its gre...Read more


CropLife Asia highlights importance of plant science industry

In concert with the theme for this year's International Day for Biological Development (or Biodiversity Day), We're part of the solution, CropLife Asia and its members are commemorating the day by raising the necessity of a biologically diverse planet in ensuring our sustainable future and highlighting that plant ...Read more


Yara launches of Agoro Carbon Alliance to promote sustainable farming

  Yara, a leading crop nutrition solutions provider, has announced the commercial launch of Agoro Carbon Alliance, a global business created for farmers to earn additional revenue from positive climate action. By adopting climate-positive practices farmers can produce Farm Carbon Credits or climate-smart cer...Read more