Welcome to the November 2022 issue of ECOS.
Agriculture has shaped our history and underpins our society. Without modern advancements, agriculture would not be able to produce enough food to feed and clothe us. However, the sector faces challenges – from climate change, to a growing global population; from biosecurity, to the need for more sustainable practices.
After a COVID-19 induced hiatus, CSIRO’s AgCatalyst event returned earlier this month to showcase ways agriculture can continue to advance well into the future. This month’s issue of ECOS looks at some of those agricultural challenges, and explores ways that science is looking to overcome them – and other problems.
In a world where nutrient deficiencies are common and food costs continue to rise, could a healthier form of everyday staple rice be a solution? Let us introduce you to the aleurone - aka: bran.
How do we produce more protein to feed more people in a more sustainable way? One innovative technique that has emerged is precision fermentation.
New maps reveal how climate change could shift agricultural and pastoral margins in Africa by 2050. They could provide insights to safeguard future food security and livelihoods.
The recent, rapid rise in levels of methane in our atmosphere is causing concern among scientists. However, the reason for the accelerated increase is unclear. So why is it happening?