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This paper uses survey data from 167 New Zealand sheep/beef and dairy farmers to explore the non-financial barriers that affect their decision-making when deciding whether or not to adopt or expand particular on-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation practices.
FDI recently interviewed Dr Edward Barrett-Lennard, a leading WA scientist and researcher, about the growing need for more scientists and technicians to work in agricultural research.
This study highlights the importance of considering climate extremes for agricultural predictions and adaptation planning and provides an overview of critical regions that are most susceptible to variations in growing season climate and climate extremes.
In this paper, FDI Global Food and Water Research Manager, Mervyn Piesse, examines the level of agricultural mechanisation in Sub-Saharan Africa, finding that the region has fallen behind other developing parts of the world in adopting labour-saving farm machinery.
Australian society understands the critical importance of nurturing our landscapes to preserve and protect our soils and our ability to be able to grow food. FDI recently interviewed Chris Ferreira, a leading speaker and author, about his experience of sustainable farming practices in the urban,...
This report identifies global mega trends likely to affect the future of food and farming, and the implications for New Zealand’s science and innovation system.
An Independent Panel was appointed by the Australian Government to determine the cause of the fish deaths in the lower Darling River and what actions can be taken to manage future events. The final report documents the panel’s findings and 27 recommendations.
CSIRO research into the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project has determined that shifting horticulture and processed agriculture from road to rail could reduce transport costs for the agricultural industry by an estimated $70 million per year.
India is self-sufficient in a number of food crops including rice and wheat, which are among the national staples, and there is enough food to meet demand. Despite this, hundreds of millions of Indians have poor nutritional health.
The 2030 Agenda envisages a development model “in which humanity lives in harmony with nature and … other living species are protected.” Yet while the relationship between animal welfare, environmental well-being, and human development is increasingly researched and evidenced, there remains very little recognition of...