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Agricultural evolution: Harnessing technology for sustainable future

As agricultural inputs rise, farmers find themselves compelled to invest in regular and sustainable technology to enhance productivity, irrigation and pest control. Moreover, the path to consumers accessing healthy and sustainable food also hinges on technology… In the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture, the use of technology, including artificial intelligence, the …

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Transboundary Water Allocation Agreements need to be adoptable to climate change…

To respond to changing conditions, including but not limited to climate variability and change, transboundary water allocation agreements and other arrangements should be adaptable. New transboundary water allocation agreements and other arrangements need to be designed tobe adaptable in the medium and long-terms to changing hydrological, climatic and other related …

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Ultra-processed foods; here’s what the evidence says about them

January 15, 2024 The perils of ultra-processed foods received widespread coverage in recent months – thanks in no small part to the publication and promotion of TV presenter and doctor of virology Chris Van Tulleken’s book Ultra-Processed People. Ultra-processed foods, in short, are commercially manufactured food products that include ingredients …

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Olive groves as cultural landscape; Aylin Öney Tan

Cultural landscape is a complex term, defining the joint creation of nature and human intervention. It is defined by UNESCO as: “Combined works of nature and humankind, they express a long and intimate relationship between peoples and their natural environment.” This definition perfectly fits to the olive groves of Türkiye, not only …

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Dr. Canan Acar: Türkiye should change the agricultural irrigation system so as to reduce water loss and leakage

The threat of drought is increasing day by day and Türkiye is no exception. Associate Professor Dr. Canan Acar, from the University of Twente of the Netherlands, has highlights that Türkiye consumes 60 billion cubic metres of water annually. She suggests that by changing the agricultural irrigation system and reducing …

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“Empowering Agriculture Education for Rural Impact”, Dr. Jim French

October 27, 2023 Education paves the way for a brighter future in rural communities Recently, higher learning in agriculture has gained traction, with a focus on equipping students to make a meaningful difference in their rural hometowns. We spoke with Dr. Jim French, an expert in agricultural education and Secretary …

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CENTENARY ASSESSMENT IN AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY; DR. AYKUT GUL

It has become a very fashionable saying, not to dwell on the past (not to be living in the past) and to stay in the moment, to focus on the moment. If it is said in a psychological sense, for reasons of sadness and depression, it may be true… However, …

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MITIGATING RISK IN AGRIBUSINESS WITH STRATEGIC USE OF PREDICTIVE INTELLIGENCE…

We meet Dr Nomman Ahmed, Executive Director of Global Practice Advanced Analytics & sigma at Kynetec, and speak to him about his specialist subject: predictive intelligence. 1. Let’s start at the beginning. What is Predictive Intelligence in plain English? Intelligence is best described as the ability to accumulate knowledge, to …

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DR. IBRAHIM ORTAS: NO CONCRETE PROGRESS IN CLIMATE CHANGE MEETINGS!

Any Concrete Progress in Climate Change Meetings? Disappointment Again! The impact of global climate change, which has been increasing since the industrial revolution of our world, mostly due to the use of energy-based fossil fuels by human beings, has been felt more in the last 60 years. Since 1988, Rio …

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PRECISION CROP FARMING – BETWEEN DREAMS AND REALITY

Technologies that enable site-specific management of arable land often are regarded as an essential building block – if not a guarantee – for sustainable arable farming. Particularly in political papers at the European and national levels, euphoric expectations sometimes are raised. However, surveys show that these technologies still are not …

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