Vietnam+: Vietnam to manage coffee quality through new database

Vietnam+: Vietnam to manage coffee quality through new database. “The database will assess how Vietnamese coffee farmers understand and adopt good practices for sustainable coffee production following a pilot programme held in Di Linh district in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong with the participation of more than 8,500 coffee households.”

Nova Institute: Farmers and end users now benefit from a new database of industrial crops growing on marginal land!

Nova Institute: Farmers and end users now benefit from a new database of industrial crops growing on marginal land!. “The dataset MAGIC CROPS contains information on existing resource-efficient industrial crops suitable for cultivation on different types of marginal land. Industrial crops can broadly be classified into oil, lignocellulosic, carbohydrate or specialty crops.”

Science Magazine: This global map of manure could help save farming as we know it

Science Magazine: This global map of manure could help save farming as we know it. “To grow the world’s wheat, corn, and beans, farmers need phosphorus—an essential nutrient that comes from bird and bat droppings and rock deposits. But the global supply of easily mineable phosphorus is dwindling; to stave off the coming drought, scientists are exploring an alternative: recycling animal manure for its phosphorus content. Now, they’ve come up with the world’s first map of this underappreciated resource, which shows that most manure is exactly where farmers need it—in their own backyards.”

UNC Library: Savoring Southern Apples at Wilson Library

UNC Library: Savoring Southern Apples at Wilson Library . “Students in Elizabeth Engelhardt’s senior seminar in Southern studies showcased their digital research projects on Southern apples on a big screen at the front of the room. Apple enthusiasts — growers, festival organizers, researchers, chefs, cidery and nursery owners — nibbled on treats as they gathered to mark the official acquisition of the ‘Creighton Lee Calhoun Papers on Southern Apples, 1970s-2010’ in the Southern Historical Collection. Ann Marie Thornton of James Creek Cidery organized the food donations, which included contributions from James Beard award-winning chef Andrea Reusing, owner of Lantern restaurant.”

Arizona State University: Scientists map food supply chains for every US city

Arizona State University: Scientists map food supply chains for every US city. “No matter where you are in the United States, the food on your plate probably started its life in Fresno, California. Vegetables follow a complex supply chain that moves bumper crops of delectable lettuce, tomatoes, fruits and nuts from where they’re grown to where they’re used. How do we know? New data from the FEWSION Project, led by Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University scientists, can now illustrate how every corner of America is connected.”

VTDigger: New website makes it easy to find humanely produced products in Vermont (PRESS RELEASE)

VTDigger: New website makes it easy to find humanely produced products in Vermont (PRESS RELEASE). “Health Hero Farm announced today that a group of Vermont farmers are collaborating on a project to help consumers find farms, restaurants, stores, and CSAs that offer products made with higher standards of livestock care across the state. “

The Northern Scot: Rare agricultural footage goes under the hammer

The Northern Scot: Rare agricultural footage goes under the hammer. “A RARE collection of 22 digitised video clips showing scenes from Scotland’s rural and agricultural heritage is going up for auction in Elgin this week…. Running for 5 hours and 21 minutes, it showcases Clydesdale horse history and their role in agriculture, seed sowing 1940s-style using the fiddle, typical rural school circa 1950s, and the start of the harvest in the 1960s, among many other videos of Scottish rural life.”