More farmers seem more open to new practices, leading to to higher crop yields, or doing more with less. The limits in agriculture are fading as farmers show greater willingness for today's innovation.
Gender inequality in agriculture has been analyzed by experts to find ways to help women farmers. Researchers have developed five ways that can help address gender inequalities in agriculture.
Agriculture doesn't have to degrade soils – it's possible for food production to enrich the earth, restore nutrients, conserve water, and prevent erosion.
Half the farmers in the US are 55 or older, which means fewer small-scale farmers in the future. At the same time, the agricultural sector may be a source of jobs for the 74.2 unemployed youth in the world.
The harvest brought in about $50 million more than last year. In spite of so many farmers growing the crop, they are unable to reach the volumes grown in the days of commercial farming.
Latin American cities have been using urban farming to address issues such as poverty and food insecurity. For instance, Lima, Peru, has implemented urban farming techniques such as water treatment plants to treat the city's wastewater.
RIICE (Remote Sensing-based Information and Insurance for Crops in Emerging Economies) is monitoring growth of rice in South and Southeast Asia through 2015. It is part of a plan to help rice farmers get timely responses from governments and NGOs.