Archive: 28/03/2017

 

Earth's soil carbon reservoir poses massive risk to climate change mitigation

Soil carbon is a valuable, vulnerable resource. Carbon is sequestered underground after being "fixed" from the atmosphere via plants or organic residues and then incorporated into soils through largely natural processes. Soil carbon content consists... Read more about 'Earth's soil carbon reservoir poses massive risk to climate change mitigation'...


Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture

During World Water Day (22 March), FAO highlighted the opportunity that treated wastewater represents for agriculture, improved food security, and nutrition. Treated and reused wastewater can be a cost-effective and sustainable solution to water... Read more about 'Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture'...


Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A Macadamia farmer in Mpumalanga has devised an innovative solution to utilise advantages of solar energy and to reduce the risk of cable and solar panel theft. Read article    Read more about 'Solar technology applied in an ingenious way'...


Africa needs its own version of the vertical farm to feed growing cities

In recent years, there’s been a gradual increase in the number of vertical farming enterprises, especially in North America and Asia. As the trend continues, vertical farming is expected to be valued at US$5.80 billion by... Read more about 'Africa needs its own version of the vertical farm to feed growing cities'...