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Growing of fresh produce at home automatically

Purdue University students who developed an automated device to grow vegetables in homes have started a company to commercialize their technology and develop an...

Americas: Purdue food, energy program gets US$2.5M grant

A Purdue University-led program training students on producing sustainable food and electricity for populations through solar energy received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research...

Europe/Asia: Universities, institutions partner on agro-food sector

The University of Porto, five European universities and eight institutions of Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar will partner to strengthen international collaboration and entrepreneurship in...

Europe: Food production resources are under pressure, finds report

By 2050, global food production is expected to have increased by more than 50%. By 2040, global energy consumption will increase by more than 40%...

Americas: CIMMYT, Cargill Mexico hold food security awards

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and Cargill Mexico will hold the second edition of the Cargill-CIMMYT Food Security and Sustainability Award...

Africa: Nespresso helps rebuild South Sudan’s coffee industry

Despite the ongoing conflict, South Sudanese coffee farmers are making progress in reviving the country's coffee industry. The resulting Nespresso limited edition Grand...

Africa: Olam certified for water stewardship in Tanzania

Olam International has become the first agri-business globally to achieve the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard certification for its Aviv Coffee Plantation in...

Americas: Chinese, Colombia groups visit US state for ingredients

North Dakota exporters hosted two international delegations as the state's specialty crop and identity-preserved (IP) soybean markets continue to draw international interest. Delegations from...

Americas: Changes in dietary can help US yield more food

A new 'food-print' model that measures the per-person land requirements of different diets suggests that, with dietary changes, the US could feed significantly more...

Americas: US organic sales worth US$43.3B in 2015

The booming US organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales hitting a new benchmark of US$43.3 billion, up 11%...