Tag: agriculture

Cultivating growth in Nigeria

Agricultural products are the base of the Nigerian economy, supplying food for the Nigerian people as well as valuable cash crops for export to other countries.

Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth

Biggest analysis to date reveals huge footprint of livestock - it provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of farmland.

Bees under siege: making sense of multiple stressors

Modern agricultural practices, chemicals and diseases are all damaging to bees. But what happens when bees are exposed to many stressors simultaneously?

How current world threats may impact Food Safety

Any looming threat to a nation will generally entail a threat to their food supply. What can food defense professionals do?

Fipronil – EU says worst is over but food safety to be tightened up

A meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Estonia yesterday to discuss the fipronil contaminated eggs crisis suggested the outbreak has now been mostly contained. Following the meeting, EU Health and Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitas, said: "Today, I heard detailed explanations from the ministers; it is confirmed that all suspected farms have been blocked and ...

ISO Standards and agriculture – Do you trust the food you eat?

From tractors and trailers to methods for testing soils and even fish-farming, ISO Standards play an essential role in feeding the world. As pressure on land and resources increases alongside population, and the demand for high-quality food, efficient farming is more important than ever. ISO Standards enable efficient use of fertilizers and fuel, delivering substantial ...

The future of farming

The challenge of how we’ll feed the exploding world population in the future – in a sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way – is seeding an agricultural revolution. Welcome to farming of the future : a hi-tech, capital-intensive system of growing food sustainably and cleanly for the masses. Here are the facts. Each second, the ...

Feeding 9 billion people sustainably in the latest ISOfocus

The agricultural sector is set to face enormous challenges in order to feed the 9.6 billion people that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicts are going to inhabit the planet by 2050. So what’s the solution? Welcome to smart farming. The May/June 2017 issue of ISOfocus examines how high-tech farming techniques and technologies can ...