Archive for January, 2014

  • How Can Global Food Security be Achieved?

    Monday, January 27th, 2014

    In Berlin last week tens of thousands of people rallied to demand a global right to food and nourishment.
    The demonstrators from all over Germany and Europe demanded sustainable agriculture and good food for all, calling for environmentally friendly farming as well as a fair global agricultural policy.
    The peaceful demonstration paraded under the slogan “We are [...]

  • Protecting Our Water, Soil and Air

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

    Protecting our Water, Soil and Air: A Code of Good Agricultural Practice for farmers, growers and land managers (the ‘CoGAP’) consolidates and updates the former three separate codes for water, soil and air. The publication offers practical interpretation of legislation and provides good advice on best practice; ‘good agricultural practice’ means a practice that minimises [...]

  • Smartphone app determines dollar value of manure

    Monday, January 13th, 2014

    What’s that manure worth? There’s an app for that.
    Actually, the smartphone app from the University of Arkansas helps estimate the dollar and nutrient value of manure as a crop input, according to a news release.
    The app was developed by Dharmendra Saraswat, an associate professor and Extension engineer, in collaboration with Karl VanDevender, a professor and [...]