Crops

Research uncovers gene that improves drought resistance in cereals

barleyAs climate change is having a devastating impact on cereal crops, scientists at Heriot-Watt University have identified a gene responsible for drought resistance in barley which is thought to help future-proof the cereals industry

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BioConsortia new products generate 15 per cent yield increases

Marcus Meadows Smith photo for BioConsortia 2015BioConsortia, Inc, innovator of microbial solutions for plant trait enhancement and yield improvement, has moved new products into the registration phase

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Kenya receives donation of 30,000 bags of rice from China

Kenya China riceKenya has received a donation of 30,000 bags of rice from China, part of 11,000 tonnes as committed by Beijing in June, to help Kenyan government fight drought in the country

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Lagos to train 15,000 youths in agriculture value chains

lagos farmersLagos state government has decided to train and empower around 15,000 youths and the unemployed in the next four years in agricultural value chains

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AGCO Agriculture Foundation Award goes to South Africa’s Bahle Zondo Foundation

AGCO AwardThe AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF) has announced the Bahle Zondo Foundation in South Africa as the first organisation globally to receive the newly-launched AAF Award

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