The Food Research Platform is an online portal that allows the food security research and development community to share their latest findings and publications across 8 promising research themes.
Soil properties are important considerations in areas where soils are used as sites for the treatment and disposal of organic waste and wastewater. Selection of soils with properties that favour waste management can help to prevent environmental damage.
Agricultural biotechnology is a range of tools, including traditional breeding techniques, that can be used to modify living organisms (plants and animals), or parts of organisms, to make or modify products; improve crops and livestock, or develop microorganisms for specific agricultural uses.
Emerging applications of robots or drones in agriculture include weed control, cloud seeding, planting seeds, harvesting, environmental monitoring and soil analysis.
Novel Farming is the application of current technologies for the development of new agricultural techniques (includes the production of crops and livestock ). Examples include indoor and vertical farming, which uses LED lighting, sensors, and automation to effectively allow stacking of production systems in vertical indoor layers. It uses minimal or no soil and recycles water. Another example is closed aquaculture systems including aquaponics.
It’s the use of technology to enhance the flow of products (plants and livestock-based) and information between supply chain member organizations—procurement of materials, transformation of materials into finished products, and distribution of those products to the end customer. It aims at providing efficiencies across the production and supply chain, and reducing food loss and waste.
A food that is regarded as a more environmentally sustainable or a healthier alternative to food that is prepared or produced by conventional methods. (Examples: Insect and plant-based protein and lab-grown meat).
It is the application of modern ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) into agriculture.
Plant- based biomaterials could replace the synthetic plastics, fibers and elastomers produced from petroleum, thus offering the advantage of renewability, sustainability and biodegradability.
Bioenergy is the use of renewable non-fossil fuel-based energy produced from biological sources –including biomass such as land and aquatic based plants wastes and by-products; Bio-diesels such as from oil crop sources including canola and soybeans, and algae