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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 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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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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China Green Agriculture Concluded Three-day National Distributor Conference

China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA; “China Green Agriculture”, “CGA” or the “Company”), a company that mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its subsidiaries in China, Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., Ltd. (“Jinong”), Beijing Gufeng Chemical Products Co., Ltd. (“Gufeng”) and a variable interest entity, Xi’an Hu …

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Water-saving innovations in Chinese agriculture

Scientists from China, Australia and Canada have published a critical review of China’s freshwater shortage and associated agricultural production and environmental issues. Featured in the prestigious journal Advances in Agronomy, the article was co-authored by Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique and Winthrop Research Professor Neil Turner, both from The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture. “China faces severe freshwater shortages, …

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China Green Agriculture Inc. Presented at Farmer Daily’s Branded Fertilizer Roadshow in Shaanxi Province

China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA; “China Green Agriculture” or the “Company”), a company that mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its wholly-owned subsidiaries in China, today announced that, one of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries organized under the laws of the PRC, Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., …

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China Green Agriculture Inc. Announces Ministry of Agriculture Engaged Gufeng as Corporate Participant in the Ministry’s Fertilizer Promotion Program

China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA; “China Green Agriculture” or the “Company”), a company that mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its wholly-owned subsidiaries in China, today announced that one of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries organized under the laws of the PRC, Beijing Gufeng Chemical Products Co., Ltd. (“Gufeng”), …

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China Green Agriculture Inc. Announced that its Subsidiary Received Grade A Rating from Subsidiary’s Tax Agency

China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA; “China Green Agriculture” or the “Company”), a company mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its wholly-owned subsidiaries in China, today announced that, one of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary organized under the laws of the PRC, Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., Ltd. (“Jinong”), received …

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Feeding the Dragon: China in Africa Great Decisions – 2013 trailer

African economies are booming like never before, thanks in large part to China. The global giant is investing in infrastructure projects to help it tap into the continent’s resources — oil, minerals, and its huge agricultural potential. Critics charge China with cozying up to dictators and ignoring issues of human rights and transparency. Others fear that US is being left …

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Qatar Holding to become largest foreign investor in IPO of Agricultural Bank of China, signs MOU for cooperation

Qatar Holding announces today that it has signed two agreements confirming its participation, as the largest foreign investor, in the planned Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Agricultural Bank of China and establishing a Memorandum of Understanding for Strategic Cooperation (Cooperation Agreement). The first agreement, the Cornerstone Investment Agreement, is a commitment by Qatar Holding to invest USD 2.8 billion …

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