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“There Is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch”

“There Is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch” Marie Haga | Marie's Corner It’s still so early in the year, but already I’m quite sure we have just witnessed one of it highlights: a lunch with the Crop…

“Foreign” Crops - From Maize to Mangoes - Dominate National Food Consumption & Farming Practices Worldwide

“Foreign” Crops - From Maize to Mangoes - Dominate National Food Consumption & Farming Practices Worldwide Nearly 70% of the crops contributing calories, fat, and protein in a country’s diet…

‘Without Nature, We Have Nothing’: Un Chief Sounds Alarm at Key Un Biodiversity Event

‘Without Nature, We Have Nothing’: Un Chief Sounds Alarm at Key Un Biodiversity Event The UN’s key biodiversity conference, COP15, began on Tuesday in Montreal, Canada, where negotiators will set…

Farmer working in rice fields.

‘Faraway’ Conflicts Hit Closer to Home Than You Think (Like in Your Larder)

‘Faraway’ Conflicts Hit Closer to Home Than You Think (Like in Your Larder) A new study has shown that over 70 percent of the wild relatives of our domesticated food crops are…

‘Diversity Trees’ Shed Light on Gaps in Genebank Seed Collections

‘Diversity Trees’ Shed Light on Gaps in Genebank Seed Collections The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 2.5 calls on the world to maintain the genetic diversity of food. This includes…

Agroforestry

Zinc-Biofortified Wheat: Harnessing Genetic Diversity for Improved Nutritional Quality

Zinc-Biofortified Wheat: Harnessing Genetic Diversity for Improved Nutritional Quality SCIENCE BRIEF: BIOFORTIFICATION | NO.1 As one of the world’s major staple food crops, wheat is consumed by 35%…

Zinc wheat being harvested in India. Photo: T Krupnik/CIMMYT

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, has a population of over 14 million. Despite the agricultural sector declining dramatically in the early 21st century, it is still an important sector of the country’s…

Zambia

Zambia has a population of over 15 million people. Zambia’s economy depends heavily on mining, in particular the mining of copper. Agriculture is a relatively poorly developed industry. Although…

Your Morning Coffee - It Isn't an Unlimited Resource

Your Morning Coffee - It Isn't an Unlimited Resource 1 October 2017 - On World Coffee Day, Crop Trust Executive Director, Marie Haga, pens an opinion piece in Business Green, warning that our daily…

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