Tag: agriculture

Hands outstretched, holding tobacco seedling (L. Brian Stauffer/University of Illinois)

U.S. researchers find novel way to produce bigger plants

Photosynthesis is key to the air we breathe and the food we eat, but it doesn't work as efficiently as it could. Scientists say they've found a remedy.
Four trays of colorful vegetables (Preston Keres/USDA)

U.S. farm products prized in South Korea

Learn why the United States is the top food supplier to South Korea, a country with discriminating tastes and high standards.
Baskets filled with plums and blueberries (© Lore Patterson/Alamy Stock Photo)

Boosting harvests worldwide by sharing U.S. innovations

Discover how farmers and food professionals from Moldova, Brazil and Nigeria are strengthening their agricultural systems with U.S. innovations.
Cotton plant (Lacey Roberts/Texas A&M)

Can once-toxic cottonseeds help feed the world?

The U.S. has approved an edible cottonseed created by a Texas A&M University scientist who was a protégé of the "father of the green revolution."
Hands holding seeds (© Moises Castillo/AP Images)

Helping farmers of Central America

Download a shareable graphic that shows how the U.S. is helping farmers in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras boost their crops and their incomes.
Man throwing rice seeds onto a field (© Heng Sinith/AP Images)

How rice could ward off HIV infections

An international team of scientists may have found a way to turn modified rice seeds into a weapon against HIV/AIDS.
Hands holding three large cacao pods (Justin Mott/Marou)

The chocolate makers in Vietnam

Learn how an American entrepreneur and a Vietnamese cacao grower are trying to put Vietnam on the chocolate map with the help of USAID.
Women working in farm field (USAID)

U.S., India share farming innovations with Africa and Asia

The U.S. and India are training farmers and agricultural professionals in Africa and Asia in new farming practices that improve food security in their countries.
Hands typing on laptop computer (Shutterstock)

Afghan girls code out opium

Young women in Afghanistan are learning how to code — and how to speak up on national issues. Students at Code to Inspire, a computer science program for girls, built a game to call out the Taliban's opium trade.