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Organic Agriculture in the twenty-first century

Organic Agriculture, otherwise referred to as Biological or Ecological Agriculture, combines traditional conservation-minded farming methods with modern farming technologies. It emphasizes rotating crops, managing pests naturally, diversifying crops and livestock and improving the soil with green manures. Organic Agriculture has a history of being contentious

Is it possible to live a ‘zero waste’ life?

Nowadays, individuals produce massive amounts of waste in their daily life, with major environmental consequences. Bianca Mularoni, a postgraduate Sustainability student at the University of Edinburgh, explores her journey towards living a low waste life. This talk focuses on how we can all take immediate

Working together for the sustainable mechanization of farming in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Conservation Tillage (ACT) Network today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to encourage greater access for small-scale farmers to sustainable farm mechanization, such as two-wheeled tractors and other labor-saving machines. The partnership also

South Africa to construct an oil refinery and petrochemical complex

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih and Minister of Trade and Investment Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi to study the establishment of an oil refinery and

Overcoming the “paradox” of irrigation efficiency

For this reason, technologies to maximize irrigation efficiency—increasing the “crop per drop” of irrigated water—are among the top tools promoted to improve food and nutrition security while protecting vulnerable natural resources. The idea is that more efficient irrigation will save water and make it available