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Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Drawing on years of data and research, startup company HedgeSmart LLC helps commodities traders manage risk.
Morua Estuary
As binational desalination plants are being considered as a strategy to combat water scarcity, scientists delve into the environmental, political and social impacts.
Maria Andrade
The native of Cape Verde Islands, off the coast of West Africa, studied agronomy and plant genetics at the UA and began breeding research with the orange-fleshed sweet potato in 1997.
Joel Cuello (left) with a potato farm operator in Ha'il, Saudi Arabia. (Photo: Ronnie DeGuzman)
The institutions are advancing social agriculture to help farmers achieve economic profitability while promoting environmental sustainability.
The world's largest robotic field scanner (white steel box) is mounted on a 30-ton steel gantry moving along 200-meter steel rails over 1.5 acres of energy sorghum at the Maricopa Agricultural Center. (Photo: Susan McGinley)
The UA is part of an effort led by the U.S. Department of Energy to collect and generate big data faster and develop new crops more quickly for sustainable domestic energy - and food, feed and fiber needs down the line. Creating domestic biofuels from sorghum is just the beginning.
With the start of National Pollinator Week, we take a moment to look at the work of UA researchers working to ensure the ecosystem's health. Some of our tiny planetary cohabitants contribute significantly to our ability to grow and access foods, but some are declining in stark numbers.