Does agriculture need more innovation?

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Rise of the global population is closely linked to food security, and has become the main threat to the stability of agricultural production in the world. However, researchers have tended to overlook an important aspect of the current demographic boom in the world, namely the shift in the structure of the society.

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Best innovations in agriculture awarded

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Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development is a joint enterprise of USAID, the governments of Germany and Sweden, OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation) and Duke Energy Corporation. The aim of the competition is to show how innovations and new “green energy generation methods” may impact food production, in particular in the less affluent parts of the world.

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Fertilizer Deep Placement

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The International Fertilizer Development Center is an international organization working to combat hunger. IFDC’s flagship idea is Fertilizer Deep Placement (FDP), a technique of applying fertilizer below the soil.

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Taking care of food quality

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The share of processed food in our daily diet is on the increase. Convenience foods require shorter preparation time, but they contain more additives, such as preservatives, emulsifiers, taste enhancers – the substances the food industry relies on heavily.

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TTIP closer to fulfillment

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As we have often mentioned on this blog, the European Union and the USA have been conducting negotiations about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. TTIP is aimed at the creation of the largest free trade zone in the world, which could help boost economic growth and create new jobs on either side of the Atlantic Ocean.

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