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Asprin-like Hormone Found to Fight Plant Diseases

Scientists have finally identified a key component in the disease-fighting process in plants that activates plant-wide defenses after a pathogen attack.


Chinese Scientists Show That Intercropping Maize With Faba Beans Increases Yield

Intercropping, which grows at least two crop species on the same pieces of land at the same time, can increase grain yields greatly.


Cusco, Peru Bans GM Products To Protect Diversity Of Native Potatoes

The regional government of Cusco, Peru has banned genetically modified (GM) products in the region to protect the diversity of thousands of native potato varieties and other Andean food crops.


Researchers find Africa's land degradation can be reversed

They showed that dryland degradation can be reversed if farmers, researchers and governments invest in planting trees, farming more sustainably and replenishing groundwater.


“Food Force” World's Leading Humanitarian Video Game Reaches Four Million: Available As Free Internet Download

Twelve months after its launch, the world’s first humanitarian video game about hunger is being celebrated as an unprecedented success story.


Over 700,000 People In 118 Countries Walk To Deliver A Message: Child Hunger Has No Place In This World And Citizens Working Together Can Root It Out.

On Sunday 21 May, more than 760.000 people in 118 countries and 420 locations, across 24 time zones, participated in “Fight Hunger: Walk the World.”  People came out in force to deliver a message: child hunger has no place in this world and citizens working together can root it out.


Ozone-Friendly Agricultural Products Are Goal of New Global Initiative

More than 5,000 farms and organizations joined forces with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to accelerate the phase-out of an agricultural pesticide that damages the ozone layer, the Earth’s protective shield.


Cameroon: Farming in the Dark / Camerún: La actividad agrícola en la oscuridad

Poor farmers have little chance of getting a fair price for their produce if they don’t know how much markets beyond their villages are willing to pay. The internet is leveling their playing field through schemes such as INFOSHARE, which is giving access to the latest market news to thousands of remote cocoa and coffee farmers in Cameroon.


Around 70 000 farming families receive seeds and tools in North Darfur

The rainy season has just begun in North Darfur, and around 70 000 vulnerable rural families will be able to plant with seeds and agricultural tools provided by FAO, the UN agency said today.


Half of Poland Declares Itself GMO Free Zone

Mazowieckie Province with a population of over five million has become the sixth Province in Poland whose local authorities have passed a resolution declaring them a GMO Free Zone.


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