Purdue Startup Aims to Improve Agricultural Industry

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., July 29, 2016 — Aerial Agriculture LLC, a startup company launched by Purdue University students, aims to revolutionize the agricultural industry by building drones to capture multispectral images of entire crop fields. “Our technology can pinpoint crop areas that need more attention, which allows farmers to then apply more inputs and address […]

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Sustainable soil management is key to increasing agricultural productivity

At a forum organized by IICA, experts explained why good practices such as sound management of soil organic matter are necessary to promote resilient agricultural systems. San Jose, 10 June 2016 (IICA). In 2050, food will be needed for more than nine billion people, and the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries are expected to meet a large proportion of this demand. […]

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Ancient Maize Varieties Provide Modern Solution to Tar Spot Complex

In southern Mexico and Central America a fungal maize disease known as tar spot complex (TSC) is decimating yields, threatening local food security and livelihoods. In El Portillo, Chiapas, Mexico, local farmer Felix Corzo Jimenez surveys his maize field sadly… “It’s been a terrible year. We’ll be lucky if we harvest even 50 percent of […]

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El mayor consumo de cereales previsto para 2016/17 abre la puerta a la reducción de las existencias

La última previsión de la FAO sobre la producción mundial de cereales en 2016 se sitúa en 2 544 millones de toneladas, esto es, un 0,6 % (o 15,3 millones de toneladas) más de lo calculado en 2015 y ligeramente por encima de la previsión del mes pasado. Las perspectivas mejoraron principalmente en el caso del trigo, así como en […]

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Market Commodities Chart 29/7

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The world is aiming to halve extreme poverty by 2030 – but what does that actually mean?

Image: World Bank Sustainable Development Goal 1 is to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere” and has two specific poverty reduction targets. One target (SDG 1.1) talks of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030, building on a globally comparable notion of extreme poverty. Extreme poverty fell from 37 percent to 13 percent between 1990 and […]

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