Agriculture

New Sustainable Aquaculture Methods Promise Healthier Fish and Lakes

Innovations in fish-feed and land-based containment systems offer solutions to sustainable aquaculture says American Association for the Advancement of Science

More Food, Less Water: Top 6 Farming Practices to Better Manage Water Use

This post in Food Tank’s series on World Water Day highlights practices that farmers can use to help reduce water consumption and waste.

Policy That Protects Our Future: Top 4 Water Conservation Strategies for Policymakers

Today’s post, the second in Food Tank’s series on World Water Day, profiles the role that governments and policymakers play in sustainable water use.

Protecting Bees: The European Union to Vote on Proposal to Ban Common Insecticides

European Union to vote during March 14-15th meeting on a proposal to ban the use of three common crop insecticides due to their harmful impacts on bees.

Can Changing Your Front Lawn Change the Way You Eat?

Edible Estates and Michael Pollan question traditional front lawns. Instead they are asking, how would our food system change if everyone gardened at home?

When Faced with Plant Viruses, Seed Kits Can Help Provide Nutrients

During the recent Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium held in Arusha, Tanzania, leaders in science and agriculture discussed how plant viruses are jeopardizing f

Phones for Farmers to Combat Corruption

Getting phones into farmers’ hands may help curb corruption.

Will Climate Change and Increasing Production Costs Threaten the Dominance of Corn?

Even in the face of a gradually warming Corn Belt, farmland is growing more expensive. The costs and prices of corn can no longer be kept artificially low by go

Financial Giants Profiting from Food Crises through Food Speculation

Food speculation is driven by the rising and falling of the price of food item commodities.

Agriculture- and Nutrition-Based Initiatives that Empower Rural Adolescent Girls

Highlighting several initiatives in agriculture and nutrition to empower young women in rural economies