Global warming could bring a serious problem for the two billion people on the planet who depend on one grain for their staple diet: less nutritious rice to sustain them.

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- The outbreak and continued spread of fall armyworm (FAW) in Kenya is threatening food security, a Kenyan official disclosed on Wednesday.

In Tanzania's eastern district of Kilosa, pests have destroyed nearby 17,000 hectares of food and cash crops. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

For centuries bees, busy as they are known to be, have benefited people, plants and the planet. But did you know that bees are not the only ones that sustain life on earth?

Due to its complex polyploidy nature (hexaploid, containing A, B and D three subgenomes) and large genome size (17 Gb), the genetic and functional analysis of bread wheat is extremely challenging.

The projected demand of maize production in India in 2050 is 4–5 times of current production. With the scope for area expansion being limited, there is need for enhancement of yield. This calls for identifying areas where huge unrealized yield potential exists. With a view to address the issue, the present study delineates homogeneous agro-climatic zones for maize production system in India taking district as a unit and using the factors production, viz. climate, soil, season and irrigated area under the crop.

NAIROBI, (Xinhua) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday warned that lack of modern farming techniques threatens Africa’s food security.

A UN environment expert has called for the adoption of conservation agriculture in Africa to help save the continent from climate change.

Arusha — Armyworms and pernicious weeds are threatening crops in Arusha.

It is feared that they will cause a food shortage.

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