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World 17 Nov 2016 | 7:42 PM Premium

As temperatures soar, Zimbabwe's farmers test maize that can cope

ZAKA DISTRICT, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aplonia Marutsvaka looks triumphant as she shows off one of her three bags of gleaming white maize. She harvested the grain in the midst of a drought and sapping heat that charred many other types of crop.

TECH 27 Jun 2016 | 7:00 AM Premium

Senegal's farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones

Walking through his dry millet field, Alioune Djaby, chief of Sikilo village, waits for a sign that rainfall is coming.

World 16 Jun 2016 | 6:00 PM Premium

Senegal's farmers adopt new tool to boost harvests: mobile phones

SIKILO, Senegal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Walking through his dry millet field, Alioune Djaby, chief of Sikilo village, waits for a sign that rainfall is coming.

World 23 Nov 2015 | 6:50 PM Premium

Poor nations need support to cut emissions from farming - experts

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Developing countries can boost food production while reducing planet-warming emissions from agriculture, given the right technologies and financial support to put them into practise, researchers said on Monday.

TSOL - Environment 11 May 2015 | 6:30 AM Premium

Coffee catastrophe looms as climate change threatens arabica plant

Rising temperatures pose serious threat to coffee farmers.

Lifestyle 20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Two scientists make their case for sustainable oil palm expansion

In "Palms Of Controversies: Oil Palm And Development Challenges", two authors make their case for sustainability in the palm oil sector.

Environment 24 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Limiting our choices

Changing food patterns will lead to rise in obesity and global food insecurity.

World 14 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Scientists find new way to help crops fight pests

LONDON (Reuters) - An international team of scientists has managed to transfer disease resistance from one plant family to another, offering broader protection from potentially costly and destructive pests.

World 22 May 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Wild potatoes, peanuts at risk from global warming

OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming may drive many wild varieties of plants such as potatoes and peanuts to extinction by mid-century, wiping out traits that might help modern crops resist pests or disease, scientists said on Tuesday.