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Farmers in Tanzania benefit from more resilient potato varieties
Situated in the Northeast of Tanzania, the district of Lushoto is part of the so called highlands of Tanzania where potatoes are traditionally grown. Due to heat and lack of resilient potato varieties, farmers would often lose all the crop.
Making the Most of Food
In order to meet the global population’s growing demand for food, research by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts that the worldwide food manufacturing and processing industries need to increase their total output by 70 per cent by 2050.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Colombia: Primera cosecha de papas criollas más nutritivas
En Ciudad Bolívar (Cundinamarca), se dio la primera cosecha de papas criollas más nutritivas en el departamento, gracias a un trabajo conjunto entre la Universidad Nacional de Colombia (U.N.), la Universidad McGill de Canada y los agricultores de la zona.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Bad potato harvest in North Korea
It is a particularly unsuccessful year for North Korean agriculture. An inside source in North Korea has reported that torrential rains have affected the potato harvest in Unheung and Daehongdan in Ryanggang Province.
Nigerians consume french fries worth USD 200 million each year
Michael Agbogo, co-founder of Vicampro, disclosed that Nigerians consume about 120 tonnes of French fries daily, even as the whole of West Africa region lacks real food processors. According to him, 'Nigeria imports about $200 million worth of French fries annually'...
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: Rural America Is Back In Business
Op-Ed by the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas J. Vilsack, on the developments in rural America.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Agricultural production (potato) in Angola's coastal Cuanza Sul province
The administrative authorities of the Condé municipality, in the coastal Cuanza Sul province, are working to acquire potato seeds in order to increase the potato production in the region.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The effect of population growth on efficiency in food production
The global population has been expanding rapidly for many years, standing at around 7.3 billion in 2016. This brings with it a number of challenges around global sustainability, including the need for more food.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016