In this region of the world, several studies show that traditional agricultural practices deteriorate the soil, reduce groundwater reserves and increase greenhouse gas emissions. The deleterious effects of conventional agriculture are not confined to industrialized countries. In South Asia, which is home to almost 25% of the world’s population, it is mainly rice and wheat…
Madagascar is going through a major food crisis for decades, to the extent that some regions are affected by famine. On site, Bertrand Muller, an agronomist and a researcher at CIRAD (French Center for international cooperation in agricultural research for development) talks about the ways in which scientists are working to increase the fertility of…
With 17.8% of its wine-growing area under organic and biodynamic farming, Italy is now the country with the most certified organic vineyards.
Biodynamic winegrowing appeared in the 1920s under the influence of the Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner. Biodynamic winegrowing has developed progressively throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
Many American winegrowers have decided to plant hybrid grape varieties that are better able to combat the effects of global warming. Every year, many American winegrowers make the same observation: the climate is not only becoming more unstable but, above all, it is changing. In California, for example, average temperatures are higher, while droughts are…
Soil cover offers many benefits for both cultivated land and grasslands, gardens and orchards, and contributes to good soil health. Explanations.
In viticulture, biodynamic farming and work on natural and artificial grass cover are two techniques that help to improve soil health and thus combat global warming.
The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) proposes 5 concrete actions for farmers to stop salinization and prevent soil erosion.
Vegetables draw nutrients from the soil to grow. A study by a researcher at the University of Kansas deciphers this process, which is fundamental to the quality of our food.
Bees are valuable allies for winegrowers. To encourage closer ties between the beekeeping and farming worlds and help farmers adopt favourable practices, several European beekeeping unions created the Bee Friendly label ten years ago. Explanations.