New Indonesian rice armed to combat climate change

9 March, 2011 by (comments)

The government of Indonesia has released ten new varieties of rice which carry traits to reduce the impact of climate change on food production, reports The Jakarta Post. Rice is Indonesia’s most important commodity export and a staple of the local diet, thus the need for farmers to have the resources and technology to withstand some of the major agricultural problems such asRead More …

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Eco-efficient agriculture could solve “crisis of poverty” – UN

9 March, 2011 by (comments)

Eco-efficient farming could help confront the food and “poverty” crisis by boosting yields and reducing food prices, according to the United Nations (UN),  BusinessGreen reports. The new UN report announced yesterday on UNifeed, Agro-ecology and the Right to Food, argues that a switch to sustainable, or “agro-ecological” agriculture will help maintain the supply of natural resources for our growing population.Read More …

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