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2011-10-22 07:00:00

The Agronomy Website of Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz features a paper on the effects of irrigation and fertilization on soil water and soil nutrient status, and on growth and yield of bamboo shoots published in the Journal of Bamboo and Rattan. The site also includes updated versions of his Curriculum Vitae. Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PRWEB) October 22, 2011 The paper on "A case study on the effects of irrigation and fertilization on soil water and soil nutrient status, and on growth and yield of...

2011-10-04 21:55:00

Just around the corner are events that provide ideal opportunities to highlight how ever-increasing access to food is helping alleviate hunger worldwide: including the World Food Prize, October 13; World Food Day, October 16; and the latest Food Day, October 24. The Alliance to Feed the Future would like to highlight the benefits of modern food production to meet the needs of a growing population. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 Just around the corner are events that provide ideal...

2011-10-02 07:00:00

This new homepage at the staff's website of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Klong Luang, Thailand highlights the Curriculum vitae and the Publications of Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz. It includes his CV and Resume based on several international formats. Klong Luang, Thailand (PRWEB) October 02, 2011 Volker's homepage at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) site illustrates his expertise in Agriculture, Horticulture, Agronomy, Wholesale Trade, Fresh Produce and Rural Development....

2011-09-30 07:00:00

This new personal homepage summarizes the global experiences of Dr. agr. Volker Kleinhenz. During his rich international career spanning 18 years he managed agriculture projects across the globe. His competencies include agricultural research, agricultural production, wholesale agribusiness and rural development. Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PRWEB) September 30, 2011 Volker's homepage outlines his expertise in the domains of Agriculture, Horticulture, Agronomy, Wholesale Trade, Fresh Produce and...

2011-08-24 08:20:01

Tokyo, Aug 24, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today the deployment of "myAgri"(1), an SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) based integrated solution for the agricultural industry. Leveraging the success of myAgri in the United States and South America, NEC will introduce the solution in cooperation with Colombia's Compunet(2) throughout Southeast Asia and Greater China as an SAP solution provider for the agricultural industry.The myAgri solution provides...

2011-06-27 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) today released its final policy issue brief which estimates a $90 billion annual agricultural investment gap and outlines the significant role of the private sector in closing this gap and addressing global food security. The policy issue brief, "Enhancing Private Sector Involvement in Agriculture and Rural Infrastructure Development," points to the private sector as one of the key influencers in creating...

2011-06-13 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) today published a new policy issue brief which highlights the importance of science-based technologies in sustainably addressing the mounting challenges of global hunger and food security in order to feed an anticipated nine billion people globally by 2050. The policy issue brief, "Embracing Science-Based Technologies," suggests that closing the global agricultural productivity gap between supply and demand and...

2011-05-24 07:30:00

Significant Progress Achieved But Hard Work Lies Ahead; Symposium Features Bill Gates, Rajiv Shah and Tom Vilsack as Keynotes Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Significant U.S. achievements since 2008 lay a solid foundation to accomplish global food security objectives, according to the conclusions of a report assessing U.S. government progress to alleviate global hunger through agricultural development. The report states that continued, long-term...

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2011-05-06 05:50:00

A group of prominent scientists, economists and farmers is urging the federal government to shift its agriculture policies in order to accelerate the development of farm practices that are more economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. Such changes are needed to continue to provide abundant and affordable food, the scientists wrote in the journal Science Current agriculture policies focus on the production of a few crops and a minority of farmers, and fail to address farming's...

2011-03-29 13:37:48

Low-cost removal of slurry solids also a creates a higher nitrogen to phosphorus ratio Manure has long been used as a crop fertilizer, but the challenge of finding an efficient use of the nutrients found in manure is ever present. The ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus in manure is low in relation to the nutrient needs of most crops. Therefore, crops tend to be overloaded with manure to meet the nitrogen requirement of agricultural crops, but the excess phosphorus from the process can damage the...