Agronoticias: Agriculture News from Latin America and the Caribbean


Child harvesting rice

71% of child labour in the world is linked to agriculture

There are around 108 million children in the world who work in agriculture, warned the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United [...]
Orange trees

Scientists from Brazil and the US discover molecule that has destroyed millions of citrus groves

Scientists hope to reduce the spread of a disease that resulted, since 2005, in the destruction of almost half of Brazil's current [...]
Antimicrobial drugs play a critical role in the treatment of diseases in the poultry and livestock sectors.

More countries acting to combat antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture

Technical support aims to build a firm foundation for global effort to tackle the threat of “superbugs.”
Sheep grazing in Chile

Greener livestock supply chains offer quick wins in climate battle

Food security, greater productivity, and lowering livestock emissions all go together.
Jatropha curcas, a tropical perennial often grown to be used for biofuel

Study speeds transformation of biofuel waste into useful chemicals

A research team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions.
Farmer in Bolivia

New online data tool to analyse funding for international development

AIDmonitor is the only tool with a specific focus on food and agriculture-related sectors. It shows how funding is dispersed and which [...]
Satiny Parrot Snake

Rainforest fragmentation is forcing more species to the forest’s edge

Breaking up the rainforest into small, isolated patches is forcing more species to live at the forest edge and putting those that [...]
Rice paddies in China

Chinese scientists develop rice that grows in seawater, potentially creating food for 200 million people

Grains being grown in salty water produced almost treble the expected amount of rice   
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva speaking at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

Climate change puts millions of people in vicious cycle of food insecurity, malnutrition and poverty

COP23: FAO Director-General urges climate change mitigation and adaptation throughout food system.
Livestock grazing

The world’s food import bill is rising despite large production and robust supply

FAO concerned about economic impact of rising import bills on poor countries.