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17 09 2019 | 12:44

IRENA, UN Use Renewables To Deal With Desertification.

A memorandum of understanding signed by the institutions was not solar specific but the use of PV modules for shading, especially in agriculture, can reduce water consumption and help halt the…

15 09 2019 | 14:04

How a Kenyan Coffee Roaster Is Scaling with Local Impact in Mind.

In 2016, entrepreneur Ritesh Doshi was burnt out and uncertain of what he wanted to do next. For the previous five years, he had devoted himself to running the Naked Pizza franchise in Kenya. The…

10 09 2019 | 07:43

Agrivoltaics Proves Mutually Beneficial Across Food, Water, Energy Nexus.

A paper published in Nature Sustainability presents the first field-data assessment of outcomes of a multi-year study of agrivoltaics in dryland regions led by UA geographer Greg Barron-Gafford.

05 09 2019 | 08:13

Climate change could cause significant decline in banana production.

A new study from the University of Exeter sheds light on future global banana production, saying that many countries will see significant crop yield decline due to the changing climate, although some…

14 08 2019 | 10:11

Installing solar panels on agricultural lands maximizes their efficiency.

The most productive places on Earth for solar power are farmlands, according to an Oregon State University study. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, finds that if less than 1%…

13 08 2019 | 09:04

Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate.

All of nature is infinitely connected. It is therefore no surprise that there are strong interdependencies between the resources that the land surface provides.

09 08 2019 | 07:52

From Environmental Leader to ‘Worst Company in the World’.

For years, the American agricultural giant Cargill has been on relatively good terms with environmental advocates, praised for agreeing to a landmark moratorium on buying soybeans grown on deforested…

10 07 2019 | 08:33

Sentinel: Social and Environmental Trade-Offs in African Agriculture.

Increasing agricultural production to meet rapidly growing demand for food – predicted to rise in sub-Saharan Africa by 150% by 2050 – while safeguarding vital ecosystem services and promoting social…

14 06 2019 | 08:55

Today’s diets are eating away at our future food supplies, but we can change this.

Thousands of overlooked yet beneficial crop species are threatened unless we learn to conserve, farm and consume them, writes Juan Lucas Restrepo. In addition to the rhinoceroses, elephants and…

09 06 2019 | 08:38

The farmers choice when it comes to solar panels throughout Europe.

A new, technology-friendly generation is more open to innovation than before. At the same time professional managers, brought in by established landowners, are keen to adopt the best methods to…

04 06 2019 | 12:00

The Renewable Energy Revolution Is Over (Now It’s A Mop-Up Operation).

If you blinked, you missed it. An obscure energy company based in Denver has just figured out how to provide rural electricity ratepayers with what they desire: renewable energy at low prices that…

22 05 2019 | 13:18

The role of solar PV and energy storage in farming.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) is the process of converting energy from daylight into electricity and the brighter the day the more generation takes place. The technology is well proven; electricity…

15 05 2019 | 13:48

The Marijuana Industry’s Dirty Little Secret.

The cannabis industry is hiding a dirty little secret. According to Evan Mills, a California-based energy and climate change scientist, the marijuana industry has a major problem…and it’s likely to…

22 04 2019 | 07:00

Agrophotovoltaics: Land use efficiency of up to 186 percent.

The dual use of land for the harvesting of solar electricity and agriculture is economical and has an enormous potential for arid climate zones. This is the result of a pilot project in Germany.

11 04 2019 | 17:36

Pesticide residues found in 70% of produce sold in US even after washing.

About 70% of fresh produce sold in the US has pesticide residues on it even after it is washed, according to a health advocacy group. Strawberries, spinach and kale among most pesticide-heavy…

02 04 2019 | 12:08

The Wonderful Co. Targets 100% Renewable Electricity.

The Wonderful Co., a Los Angeles-based corporation whose brands include Wonderful Pistachios and Wonderful Halos, plans to use 100% renewable electricity across its U.S. operations by 2025. As part…

26 03 2019 | 07:07

IFA calls on Government to ‘up the ante’ on renewable energy funding.

The Government’s current “piecemeal approach” will not deliver on Ireland’s renewable energy targets, according to a farm lobby group. The announcement made last week by the Minister for Agriculture…

14 03 2019 | 15:45

Africa-Europe Alliance: European Commission committed to a sustainable African agri-food sector

Africa-Europe Alliance: European Commission committed to a sustainable African agri-food sector.

14 03 2019 | 10:44

South Africa: How Droughts Will Affect South Africa's Broader Economy

Droughts have become more commonplace in South Africa in recent years. In the past two decades since 1990, 12 of those years were defined as drier years compared to only seven years in the previous…