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<strong>Japanese farmers use technology to balance wildlife conservation and farm protection</strong>

To help curtail widespread agricultural losses from wild animals, Japan's hunter associations began introducing robotic counterparts in several rural communities.

<strong>Months designated to highlight agriculture in the Philippines</strong>

The Philippines celebrates the wonders of the country's agriculture every year through different national month-long celebrations and festivals. From rice to fish, there is a lot to celebrate and appreciate around the country.

<strong>Using cotton seeds to make animal feed and cooking oil may provide relief to farmers and the environment</strong>

In a bid to achieve sustainable cotton and beef production, an Australian company uses discarded cotton seeds to produce high-protein cattle feed and cooking oil.

Agrivoltaic farming can help agriculture become more sustainable

Integrating renewable energy production in farming provides several benefits for farmers and the environment. Installing solar panels in fields enables farmers to harvest solar energy alongside their crops.

Precision agriculture may be the way to go amidst environmental uncertainty

Agriculture is considered the backbone of many developing nations worldwide. During a forum in Pakistan, experts shared a collective call for countries to adopt precision agriculture to ensure food systems sustainability.

Moringa is a "green diamond" in the local agribusiness sector

Locally known as malunggay, moringa leaves and seed oil are major raw materials used in the food and nutrition industry, cosmetics, and herbal medicine in the Philippines.

An African island nation is metamorphosing its economy through sustainable butterfly farming

São Tomé and Príncipe, an African island nation in the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. It is famously known for its 116 species of butterfly, several of which are endemic to its islands.

Collaboration is key to sustainable agriculture - Israeli experts

Benchmarking of best practices is vital to ensure sustainability in agriculture. This is what experts from Israel shared with local stakeholders on Thursday, November 10, 2022, during a one-day learning exchange at the Bureau of Plant Industry in Quezon City.

UN FAO will launch a roadmap to curb agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

Making agriculture sustainable and more environment-friendly is vital in tackling climate change mitigation. That's why the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) announced that a global plan will be released this year to transform the world's food system into a more sustainable one.

A promising perennial rice variety is transforming farming in China

In a newly published article on nature sustainability, researchers at Yunnan University in Kunming, China, reported the successful cultivation of Perennial Rice 23 (PR23). This cultivar of rice doesn't have to be replanted each season and could reap up to eight harvests, researchers reported.

Bio-dynamic farming leads to healthier crops and humans

During a webinar spearheaded by SOYA Producers, Inc. on November 11, 2022, Dr. Grace Zozobrado-Hahn and her husband, Walter Siegfried Hahn, shared insights on how to make farming healthier for both the environment and humans through bio-dynamic agriculture.

More and more women are becoming farmers and transforming agriculture

Agriculture is traditionally considered a man’s field, with women typically just in the background. However, women have also played critical roles in farm production, from egg and butter sales to victory gardens, to growing food for the family.

Why your food's journey matters

Food products often travel long distances, crossing several trading points, markets, and roads before they reach the plate.

Cultivating rice with aquatic animals naturally boosts production - study

In a bid to introduce environment-friendly rice cultivation, Liang Guo, a postdoctoral fellow at the College of Life Sciences at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, and his colleagues conducted experiments integrating carp, mitten crabs, and softshell turtles in rice paddies.

Scientists discover fish getting second-hand drug addiction from polluted waters

Everything flushed down the toilet eventually goes into the rivers and seas, affecting ecosystems along the way.

Investing in agricultural technology is a must for food security

Each night, as many as 828 million people go to sleep with a hungry stomach, and around forty million face life-threatening levels of hunger, according to United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power.

Cavite farm’s "unli samgyup" proves that innovation unlocks unlimited opportunities

Being one of the towns adjacent to Tagaytay City, the town of Amadeo in Cavite also experiences a relatively cool climate suitable for growing a variety of crops – and eating samgyeopsal, a Korean grilled pork belly cuisine.

Revisit the crops of the past for sustainable future

The worsening effects of climate change, pandemic, and raging wars have altered global patterns of food production, trade, and consumption. The crisis in food supply exposed the different lapses in the global food system neglected for the past several years.

Booming online farming games cultivate interest in agriculture

Gaming connects millions of people worldwide. It is not surprising that the online gaming industry continues to grow, but a trend is getting clearer: more and more games are now about growing things.

Use of volcanic rock dust in the fields for carbon capture benefits farmers and the environment alike

Lithos, derived from the Greek word for "rock", is a startup in the United States aiming to unleash the potential of rock dust in capturing carbon from the atmosphere.

Ube production could be the Philippines’ next big agribusiness

During the two-day Usapang Agribiz: Purple Yam Forum spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture-AMAS last October 18-19, 2022, experts shared the challenges and opportunities in local purple yam production.

The "Last Generation" farmers are aging

The aging farmers toiling on the land since the 1970s and 80s are what Riney-Kehrberg calls "last generation" farmers.

Aztec artificial farm islands still provide food for Mexico City seven centuries later

The food supply problem pushed the people to reflect on how their forefathers made Tenochtitlan, the predecessor of modern-day Mexico City, self-sustaining hundreds of years ago.

Fighting climate change through agriculture

Agribusinesses need to adapt to the ongoing climate change and mitigate their impact on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.