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Making better crops for dry times Curating African News Stories

Making better crops for dry times Curating African News Stories


Liberian activist Alfred Brownell wins 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize - This Is Africa

Darling Downs sorghum crop

Darling Downs grain grower Wayne Newton holding sorghum

Meet A Grower – Sally Quigley, Trangie, NSW

Drought: A herder collects water for his cattle in Kenya last year © Xinhua News Agency/eyevine

David Rodgers says dry weather has forced his potato plants into “shutting down”.

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Dr Lee Hickey inside a speed breeding greenhouse

Josphat Macharia shows off strips of healthy greens at his farm in Ndabibi, Rift Valley, Kenya. He rears earthworms at his farm and uses their waste to ...

It seems that it's only a matter of time before we have the technology for switchgrass, shown here, to replace corn as a feedstock for ethanol.

South Africa in midst of 'epic drought'


Water in current systems cheap, but running dry

Picking underway in Queensland's Central Highlands

Near to Fazenda Ipê, the people from the community of Baixão Fechado claim that they were pushed off of lands they traditionally used to forage, ...

Louis B Figaredo uses the case of the Paniyas to drive home the importance of traditional knowledge. This community has for several decades depended on the ...

Field technician Tessy Uwangue, left, and Chiedozie Egesi, NextGen project leader, check

Crop irrigation in arid regions, such as California's San Joaquin Valley, can lead to overly salty soils. (Bill & Brigitte Clough/AgStock Images/Corbis)

Meet A Grower – Mick Humphries, Moree, NSW

Kenyan farmers use SunCulture solar power to help water dry land

Climate-smart crop production

A small farmer uses donkeys to plow his field in Makueni County, Kenya, East

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Curating Africa Beyond the Clichés

Super weeds blight Bayer's hopes for Monsanto

We Feed the World: photo stories of farmers fighting climate change in five continents | Environment | The Guardian

Can Hemp Make a Comeback?

Walker Art Center hires New York curator as its new boss

South Africa's 2019 wine harvest set to hit lowest in more than a decade

Jenni Li at her organic vegetable farm in Tse Uk Tseun


Your Regional Guide to Growing Healthy Cannabis Plants Outdoors

Agriculture in the Fertile Crescent

Of all the stories the Smithsonian curators have chosen to tell, theirs is one of the more surprising. Certain familiar themes of the African American story ...

All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World - The New York Times

Peter Pham: President Trump's perfect pick for top Africa post?

Carnage Cornage in Africa from Global Warming

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Agricultural Suitability

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Books Set In Africa: Burundi, Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder - Visit

[Photo Story] The journey of chocolate from farm to factory

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Books Set In South Africa - The Story of an African Farm by Olive Schreiner.

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This spud's for you: A breeding revolution could unleash the potential of potato

Hemp 101: What Is Hemp, What's It Used for, and Why Is It Illegal?

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Image: Rina Banerjee, Viola, from New Orleans-ah, a global business goods raker, combed, tilled the land of Commerce, giving America a certain extra extra ...

We Feed the World: photo stories of farmers fighting climate change in five continents | Environment | The Guardian

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Image: site visit to the New Orleans Jazz Museum, artwork by Rashid Johnson.

At the height of tobacco's popularity, there were approximately 10,000 tobacco plantations across the island (several of which are still in existence today) ...

Clockwise from top left: William Kidd during his trial; 1951 Amos 'n'

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Managing Water and Fertilizer Use for Sustainable Agricultural Intensification

Meet A Grower – Andrew Dickson, Macquarie Valley, NSW

Young entrepreneurs lend glamor to African agriculture

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Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science: Marc Aronson, Marina Budhos: 9780544582477: Amazon.com: Books

The stubs of corn stalks that were chopped down because heat and lack of rain ruined

Books Set In Africa: Eritrea, My Fathers' Daughter by Hannah Pool - Visit

The Trick to Time by Kit De Waal; Restless Souls by Dan Sheehanl Tangerine by


We Feed the World: photo stories of farmers fighting climate change in five continents | Environment | The Guardian

Clean coal from water hyacinth and crop residues

Image: Lufefe Nomjana, the Spinach King tending his plants in a green house

Detail of a photo from Franziska Ebner and Romana Hasenöhrl, Natural Dyeing with Plants:

A quinoa crop

The New Methods & Technologies of Curing Cannabis

Conservation Agriculture in Zimbabwe

African women with woven wicker baskets on their backs, hand picking or harvesting tea leaves

Seemingly benign bovines

'I wanted this new album to be like the sky looks after a storm.

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An inter-disciplinary workshop on 'Urban Energy and Housing in Africa and India' was hosted at CRASSH last week, to mark the end of Dr Charlotte Lemanski's ...

Africa: Resources. Africa's northern half is more dry ...

Global land prices and the future of farming

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Drought and climate change in Africa

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Global wheat supply to crisis levels; big China stocks won't provide relief