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WORLD: COVID-19's lasting impact on the global grain sector

WORLD: COVID-19's lasting impact on the global grain sector | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The global grain and oilseeds sector is feeling the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it has caused ongoing trends such as deglobalization of supply chains and declining biofuels demand to accelerate while increasing concerns about food security, according to a recent study by food and agriculture investor Rabobank. The report — “The Grain and Oilseed Sector in a Post-COVID-19 World” — examined potential short- and long-term trends that will impact every link in the grain and oilseed supply chain, including producers, farm input . . .
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Natural ‘bio-irrigation’ boosts millet yield by 900%: ‘Everything about this is positive,’ say researchers

Natural ‘bio-irrigation’ boosts millet yield by 900%: ‘Everything about this is positive,’ say researchers | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Drought-resistant shrubs that grow wild in the Sahel can boost millet yields by an impressive 900% simply when planted amongst the crop, thanks to a natural ‘bio-irrigation’ method.
Millet has been growing in popularity as an ancient grain among consumers in Western Europe. But it is also a staple food for millions of people living in the arid and drought-prone Sahel region.
Scientists have recently discovered a natural way to dramatically increase their yield by planting native woody shrubs on farmland, particularly one species.

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More drop per crop: Cereal water footprint study highlights need to transition to ancient grains

More drop per crop: Cereal water footprint study highlights need to transition to ancient grains | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
A new study – which has highlighted the need for changes in cereal production practices to improve water use in India – could be a springboard for other regions to follow.
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