Lack of public appreciation contributes to loneliness in farming, study shows

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A lack of public appreciation for farmers, and an understanding of the work they do and the pressures they’re under contributes to feelings of loneliness, according to a new study. The paper, “It’s a lonely old world”: Developing a multidimensional understanding of loneliness in farming,” is published in the journal Sociologia … Read more

Vast paleogenetic study reveals insights on migration, farming and language development across the Southern Arc

Credit: University of Vienna In a trio of papers, published simultaneously in the journal Science, Ron Pinhasi from the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology and Human Evolution and Archaeological Sciences (HEAS) at the University of Vienna and Songül Alpaslan-Roodenberg from the University of Vienna and Harvard University, Iosif Lazaridis and David Reich at Harvard University—together with … Read more

Urban crops can have higher yields than conventional farming

Urban agriculture can use both green spaces, like this community garden, and “gray” spaces such as rooftops and vertical walls to grow food for the city. Credit: Roots in the City Community Garden in Liverpool As populations boom, urban agriculture is urban looked to as a local food source and a way to help combat … Read more

Automation builds bigger, better ice tower reservoirs for high, dry farming

This artificial ice reservoir, or ice stupa, built by local farmers in Ladakh, India in 2019, is 30 meters (100 feet) tall and survived into early fall, releasing more than 8 million liters (2 million gallons) of meltwater. Credit: Suryanarayanan Balasubramanian Towering artificial ice reservoirs called “ice stupas” have emerged since 2014 as an accessible … Read more