Drones for Tunisian Agricultural productivity

Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity By thespecimennews on December 14, 2018 The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in Tunis from 19-30 November 2018 Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period […]

Renewable energy to enhance food security

Many developing countries lose 30-40% harvest due to lack of storage facilities reported Binsal Abdul Kader, in GulfNews of November 17, 2018 on Adnan Z Ameen, director-general of IRENA, (pictured above, courtesy IRENA Image Credit.  Renewable energy to enhance food security across world Abu Dhabi: Adoption of renewable energy will help ensure food security across […]

Massive impact of meat-eating habits on mostly the environment

For some time now, all media have shown that the massive impact of meat-eating habits on mostly the environment, and on climate change in particular need no more any evidencing.  In effect, most studies demonstrated that low-meat diets could reduce the costs of climate change mitigation by as much as 50 per cent by 2050.  […]

Tipping point: huge wildlife loss

Tipping point: huge wildlife loss threatens the life support of our small planet Shutterstock Tom Oliver, University of Reading A report by the WWF published on October 30 reveals how our actions are degrading the natural world – the very basis on which our livelihood depends. The Living Planet Report 2018 shows that between 1970 […]

Ethnobotany of medicinal plants in Mascara, Algeria

The Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences JBES on September 26, 2018 posted an enlightening article on herbal medicine as practiced in North-Africa.  This story is about Ethnobotany of medicinal plants as practised in Mascara, a large agricultural region, 400 kilometers west of the capital city Algiers.  An abstract and introduction of the study are […]

Water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa region

A Question and Answer with Pasquale Steduto in this World Water Week concern all matters of Water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa region . Solutions to water challenges in the Middle East and North Africa region   The Middle East and North Africa is the world’s most water-scarce region and the situation […]

Genetic Parameters for yield and its components in Bread Wheat

The civilization of ancient Egypt has always been and still is indebted to the Nile River and its dependable water supply that allowed amongst all staple food crops, wheat and barley to be farmed. These are grown throughout the Delta region and all along the banks of the Nile, more recently in the newly reclaimed […]