Universal access to global agriculture data will improve food security policies, say campaigners.

LOCAL scientists have finished fully mapping the genetics of hybrid rice to find the genes responsible for better yielding hybrid rice.

Research to look at reducing nitrogen fertilisers at farms in the warmest regions, to combat air pollution and CO2 emissions

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first hybrid rice varieties developed in sub-Saharan Africa are yielding up to four times more than other improved varieties, say scientists, who are usin

JEJU CITY, Jejudo -- Though fruits and vegetables like mangoes, papaya, carambola and dragon fruit have long been considered exclusive goods produced by the tropical world, they may soon become com

A study in the June 2016 issue of HortScience focused on the effects of ASD in an open-field, fresh-market tomato production system.

Researchers are rethinking plant breeding strategies to improve the development of new high-yielding, stress-tolerant cereal varieties.

The threat to global food security of stagnating yields and population growth makes increasing crop productivity a critical goal over the coming decades. One key target for improving crop productivity and 35 yields is increasing the efficiency of photosynthesis. Central to photosynthesis is ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase, Rubisco, which is a critical but often rate-limiting component. Here we present full Rubisco catalytic properties measured at three temperatures for 75 plants species representing both crops and undomesticated plants from diverse climates.

International research led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found how plants, such as rice and wheat, sense and respond to extreme drought stress, in a breakthrough that could lead t

Muscat: Oman has been ranked second in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for food security, availability and quality on Global Food Security Index 2016.