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Urmila Pujari belongs to the Bhumia tribe of eastern state  of Orissa in India, a culturally rich and one of the largest tribes in India.
Studies lead to a more accurate framework to account for carbon and nitrogen balance in soils.
Scientists discover new strains of net blotch disease are virulent to the durable barley varieties currently in use in Morocco.
Can sowing the seeds without tilling give better results than the age-old practice of ploughing?
Are Sheep and Goats Ready for a Hot, Arid Future? Scientists discover genomic signatures in indigenous breeds for adaptation.
'Big Data' Spells Big News for Crop Breeding Programs.
On World Day to Combat Desertification we must renew our commitment to healthy soils and productive land.
Can we secure water for the world’s smallholder farmers, producers of more than 70 percent of the world’s food?
Producing enough food - without an environmental cost - will be one of our biggest challenges in the years ahead.
Gosaye Degefa, a smallholder farmer living in Asella in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, mainly grows food and malt barley.
A plan to address the Mediterranean's migrant crisis must acknowledge one of its major causes - food insecurity.
Recent upheavals in the Arab region result from several factors, but it’s hard to ignore food security.