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DIY Foodie Gift: 7 easy recipes for pickled veggies

If you’re fond of making food gifts for the holidays, chances are that you’ve already started baking or assembling tasty niblets like almond bark, …

Improving access to services for women in agriculture

Women account for 43% of the agricultural labour force (pdf) in developing countries on average but only receive about 5% of training and advisory services, known as agricultural extension. This makes them less productive than men, and closing that gap could reduce the number of undernourished …

Urban Agriculture in Cuba

<b>Urban Agriculture in Cuba</b><p>When you think of Cuba, some of the first things to come to mind are likely to be cigars, rum cocktails and its colourful …

Cuba

Small-scale agriculture holds big promise for Africa

The recent discovery of a large aquifer in Kenya is a reminder that far from being dry, Africa has abundant water resources. The problem for farmers is access: only around 6% of cultivated land is equipped for irrigation, leaving millions dependent on rain-fed agriculture. How might more of them be …

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A dearth of agriculture graduates is threatening food sustainability

Agricultural evolution first occurred 10,000 years ago when plants were selected and grown as crops, and animals were domesticated. Further revolution of our food industry – from mechanisation in the early 18th century right through to genetic selection today – has been driven by technological …

Agriculture