Researchers are testing drones to see if they can help farmers fight weeds and pests. The drones can automatically map large agricultural fields, identify plants, and enable herbicides to be sprayed with precision, sparing the crops.
Small farmers around the world burn woodlands to create fertile fields, releasing vast amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere. In Belize, one project wants to move farmers away from this old method toward greener pastures.
Vertical farming and lab meat are new trends in agriculture that some say could feed the rising populations of our megacities. Kerstin Schweitzer offers a first glimpse of the future at the Global Food Summit in Munich.
The US Department of Agriculture has said it will no longer use cats in a research program that saw more than 3,000 kittens euthanized. Lawmakers signed the so-called "Kitten Act" to end the practice.
In 2018, record drought across Germany caused crop failures and left farmers struggling. Germany's meteorological office says the droughts were not a once off and is setting up an early warning system to help farmers.
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