Saudi Arabia boosts agriculture ties with UN

LONDON: A Saudi delegation has met with the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in an effort to boost ties and explore how it can support the Kingdom’s economic diversification plans. Among the topics discussed were Reimbursable Technical Assistance (RTA) agreements aimed at supporting smallholder agricultural development. Gilbert F. Houngbo, president of IFAD, thanked [...]

Can American Agriculture Stand Together?

There are real threats to farming and ranching in America. Many well-funded forces want to drive as much animal agriculture out of business as possible – and with it, row crop production throughout our heartland. There are those who want consumers to turn their backs on the science and technology that improves food production because [...]

Haiti – Agriculture : Strengthening climate change, positive impacts

Since 2013, the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), have implemented the project "Strengthening Resilience to Change Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture to Improve Food Security in Haiti after the earthquake", funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This project [...]

How tech-enabled agriculture ventures are offering farm related services via mobile phones

Nearly 5,000 farmers in Samastipur, Begusarai and Muzzaffarpur districts of Bihar are reaping benefits of a smart decision taken last season. Instead of selling their produce cheap, immediately on harvesting, they warehoused yields and waited for grain prices to appreciate in the off-season. Ergos, a Bengaluru-based startup that offers micro-warehousing, seeded the idea. “Farmers are [...]

Head to NYC AgTech Week 2017 next month to hear about the future of food

From greens harvested in upcycled shipping containers to chemical-free hydroponic fertilizer, the future of food is growing fast. And next month you’ll have a chance to see the latest advancements in food tech. NYC AgTech Week 2017 kicks off Sept. 16. Hosted by the NYC Agriculture Technology Collective the five-day event brings together the entrepreneurs, developers, consultants and [...]