Tag Archives: Agriculture

Transforming #agriculture to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs)

Hans Herren, CEO of the Millennium Institute, Washington DC and founder of Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development in Zurich, argues that the Sustainable Development Goals offer the way to reshape agriculture in a way that will help meet these goals, … Continue reading

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Enlightened #Agriculture for a better future – an interview with Colin Tudge

For over 40 years, biologist and writer Colin Tudge has worked on agriculture and biodiversity. In this interview, he discussed what this has taught him about the kind of farming systems we need for a fair and sustainable future. He … Continue reading

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Reducing #farmers’ #fertiliser use in N E #China: students live in villages, do experiments on the farm and support farmers.

I found myself in China again at the end of June taking part in an international workshop and a symposium on Agricultural Development Pathways for Smallholder Farmers in China. It was organised by Professor Fusou Zhang, Director of the Centre … Continue reading

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From India’s green to greed to evergreen revolution – M S Swaminathen discusses a lifetime’s work

In 2009, I met M S Swaminathan during a visit to India. A plant genetistist, who was at Cambridge at the same time as Watson and Crick, he is often known as the father of India’s green revolution. A towering … Continue reading

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#Economics, #climate change and #farming – time to get it right: An interview with Prof Felix Fitzroy

For too long most economists have generally got climate change and farming wrong argues Felix Fitzroy, emeritus professor of economics at the University of St Andrews. In this short interview he explains how he became interested in the connections, the … Continue reading

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Why we must change now by UK’s #FoodSecurity champion, Tim Benton

Tim Benton has got quite a title. He is the champion for the UK Global Food Security Programme. He is also a professor in population ecology at the University of Leeds. In January, he was one of the witnesses at … Continue reading

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Making crops use water more effectively and making life better for farmers – twin goals for Prof J Zhang

In 2008, the journal Nature called him one of the five crop researchers who could change the world. His name is Jianhua Zhang, and today he is Professor of Plant Biology in the School of Life Sciences and Director of … Continue reading

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