“The fields being currently burned mostly belong to farmers who harvested short-duration rice varieties. The slight rise in crop fire instances could be misleading as a much higher area than last year has been harvested so far, according to reports we are getting,” said M.L.Jat, principle scientist at CIMMYT, who is tracking farm fires. Read more here.
The 2019 Borlaug Dialogue explored solutions to feed the planet sustainably in the face of conflict and climate change.
Researchers argue data from small satellites can help target agricultural interventions to locations where impact will be greatest.
An alternative conceptual framework uses a process-oriented approach to understand technological change that focuses more on the agency of different social actors in the agricultural system.