Russian agriculture sector flourishes amid sanctions Agriculture has overtaken arms sales to become Russia’s second-biggest export secto When the EU and US imposed sanctions on parts of Russia’s economy following military intervention in Ukraine 2014, some local officials portrayed the blockade as an opportunity. Together with a falling rouble, they said, it would boost development … Continue reading Russia – Agriculture – Western Sanctions Keep on Giving
By editor of The International Reporter The most important bank in the world received a huge deposit of 50,000 last week. Not 50,000 dollars; 50,000 seed samples. The most important bank in the world is, of course, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a repository of the planet’s genetic legacy dug into the permafrost in the … Continue reading What is The Crop Trust?
Source: APRILLI Seoul, Korea Vertical Farm, Agricultural Center Winner, Concept Category @ Green Dot Design Award 2013 Second Prize, Urban Concept Category @ Rethinking the Future 2014 Special Mention @ WT Smart City Award 2014 Finalist, Place by Design @ SXSW Eco Awards 2014 The Urban Skyfarm is a vertical farm design proposal for a site located in … Continue reading The Future of Agriculture – URBAN SKY-FARM
China, the world’s largest buyer of soybeans, will increase soybean acreage over the next five years and reduce corn plantings, officials said Thursday, Reuters reports. China’s soybean plantings will go up to 23.1 million acres, from 16.1 million acres by 2020, the report said. meantime, corn acreage will fall over the next five years to 82.3 … Continue reading Agriculture – China Will Plant More Soybeans, Less Corn