Approximately 582 farmers in Machakos were trained to produce baculorvirus-based insecticides to manage the worm.The training was conducted by researchers from the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International regional centre for Africa, during a farmer’s field event in Machakos county. The...
This report presents information from a survey of pesticide use on soft fruit crops grown in Scotland during 2022. The crops surveyed included strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and other minor soft fruit crops. Taking into account changes in crop area, the 2022 total pesticide treated...
Al Arabiya News
Speaking to Al Arabiya English on the sidelines of COP28, Ertharin Cousin, CEO of Food Systems for the Future, is spearheading a $55 million circular animal feed and biofertilizer system in Rwanda. To be launched in 2025, it is Africa’s first automated insect protein facility in Kigali to...
Kynetec currently has access to over 200,000 growers, retailers and agronomists across more than 50 countries in the largest ag markets. Working with such experts, investors can improve their due diligence when dealing with agtech startups. They can also better understand farmers’ perceptions...
Agricultural and Rural Convention
The European Parliament has outright rejected a proposal on the EU’s plan to slash the use and risk of pesticides in half by 2030 after the core of its substance was lost in the voting process – but the Council says it will still continue work on the file. So what does this mean for its future?...
The biopesticides market in India is projected to reach $130.37 million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 9.38%. This growth is driven by the rising demand for organic and biological products and a focus on crop protection strategies. Biopesticides are gaining popularity among farmers due to their...
Lavie Bio Ltd., a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd., and a leading ag biologicals company that develops microbiome-based, computational-driven biostimulant and biopesticide novel products, reports significant progress with its bio-fungicide LAV321, discovered and optimized using Lavie Bio’s Biology Driven...
The Hindu Businessline
In the context of climate change, agriculture faces complex and unique problems. Crop production is directly dependent on natural resources, weather, and climatic conditions. As a result of rising temperatures, variable rainfalls, invasive pests, and more, the sector, farmers, and farm communities...