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New Chinese Funded Research and Training Centers Opening in Angola

It was recently announced by the secretary of State for Cooperation in Luanda that China will supporting Angola’s recent endeavor to develop center’s for agricultural research and professional training in Huambo. Angela Braganca explained the announcement after signing the protocol for sending a fourth Chinese medical team, announcing that it is all in a bid to “contribute to the improvement …

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Patents fail to boost crop yields

By SciDev.Net – Jan Piotrowski Policies that secure intellectual property rights (IPRs) for agricultural innovations often fail to encourage technology transfer to developing countries or increase crop yields, a study shows. “Intellectual property rights are not all they are cracked up to be,” says David Spielman, a co-author of the study and researcher at the International Food Policy Research Institute, …

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Edible insects inch one step close

By Andrea Rinaldi – SciDev.Net  Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body. The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and environmental risks of insect farming are similar to …

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Edible insects inch one step closer

By SciDev.Net – Andrea Rinaldi Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body. The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and environmental risks of insect farming are similar to …

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China Green Agriculture, Inc. Retained 33 New Distributors During the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016

China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA) (“CGA” or the “Company”) which produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its subsidiaries in China, i.e.: Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., Ltd. (“Jinong”) , Beijing Gufeng Chemical Products Co., Ltd. (“Gufeng”), and Xi’an Hu County Yuxing Agriculture Technology Development Co., Ltd. (“Yuxing”), …

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Green Super Rice Project Funded by the Chinese Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Selects Affymetrix Axiom® Genotyping Platform for Developing New Rice Varieties

Affymetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFFX) announced today that it has been selected as the genotyping supplier by the Green Super Rice project coordinated by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences as part of their effort to develop, within the next three years, at least fifteen new rice varieties and deliver them to small-hold farmers in 16 countries in Africa and Asia, including …

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How the media can get agri-tech on the radar

By Natalie Heng Better journalism can benefit farmers all over the world, raising awareness about major ethical issues, such as the use of genetically modified strains, but also informing smallholders about new technologies that can improve productivity. These are the conclusions of a panel discussion organised by SciDev.Net, in partnership with the Cornell Alliance for Science, on 10 June, at …

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Computer system identifies cattle from nose prints

By Ola Al-Ghazawy – SciDev.Net Egyptian scientists have developed a computer-based technique to identify cattle using nose prints, a study says. The system, devised by researchers at Beni-Suef University, uses computer algorithms to detect distinct features in cattle muzzle images to classify animals. This technique has already been applied to similar biometric tasks, such as identifying human faces. Monitoring livestock …

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Bubble desalination latest effort to boost crop growth

By Ian Randall – SciDev.Net Researchers in Australia are seeking to build a prototype ‘Bubble-Greenhouse’ that could provide remote, arid places with a low-tech, low-maintenance way to turn salt water into fresh water to grow food. The engineers from Murdoch University, who published their study last month in the journal Desalination, estimate that a 150 square metre Bubble-Greenhouse could produce …

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AmCham China Members Seek Greater Cooperation with China on Agriculture

Shared Objective: Securing Stable Supplies of High-Quality, Affordable Food for China Overcoming the challenges of food security, safety and sustainability for China is a common goal for everyone involved in the country’s agriculture sector, the American Chamber of Commerce said today. In a new report, titled Working Together to Improve Chinese Agricultural Sustainability, the chamber highlighted several areas of cooperation …

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