Affordable tractors improved food security in Nigeria
Mugisha Don de Dieu/Flickr
There were some African food security initiatives from 2017 that deserve a special mention for the precedent they set.
Whiteflies - Africa’s main cassava pest causes damage to crops.
Crop losses in African countries due to insect pests are estimated at 49%. However, with some species losses can climb up to 100%.
Interstate 69 in Humble, Texas is covered by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Many people may have stayed put during Hurricane Harvey because no storm that big had struck Texas since 1961. But like New Orleans after Katrina, Texas is likely to be much better prepared next time.
Demonstration farms showcase agricultural techniques and technologies to improve crops.
Flickr/Remi Nono-Womdim, FAO
Demonstration farms are a key way in which new knowledge can be transferred to farmers around the world.
Solar generation in Golmud, China.
As President Trump pulls the US out of the Paris climate accord, China is cutting pollution and dominating clean energy manufacturing. Now it can claim global leadership for those actions.
Hydroponic vertical farming system.
Urban consumers in Africa are rapidly growing and they are demanding high quality, pesticide free food.
A day without museums? The NEA has been threatened with cuts and elimination many times in its short history, including in 1990.
Al Behrman/AP Photo
Trump has indicated he wants to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts in his budget to save money. The impact on many US museums could be devastating.
Microbes are tiny microscopic organisms such as bacteria and fungi that interact with soils and plants.
Microbial-based solutions for agriculture are among some of the new innovations having an impact on the sector in the developed world.
Researchers at several institutions are searching for microbial solutions for Africa’s low-performing staple crops.
Microbial-based solutions are perhaps the best-kept secret in agricultural innovation.
Worth a thousand words? Or $37 million.
New York's Met just announced more job cuts to balance its books as the shifting tastes and demographics make it harder to make a museum's ends meet.
Rice cultivation is one of the ways food production pumps methane into the atmosphere.
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Fossil fuel emissions are slowing, but another major climate problem is becoming clear: food production.
Tens of millions of smallholder farmers across sub-Saharan Africa have a stake in improving the health of the soil their cattle graze on.
Africa’s soil crisis calls for quick and creative action. This includes deepening farmers' knowledge about soil microbes.
Love it or hate it, the Comic Sans typeface makes amateur typographers of us all. Now a new version has appeared, promising to lend credibility to the comic line of typefaces. Comic Neue, designed by Craig…