14 November 2016
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Innovative Fertilizers for Climate Smart Agriculture

  Applications of nitrogen (N) based fertilizers will be essential to sustainably increase global food production by around 70% in the next two decades to ensure Food and Nutrition Security for a growing planet. However they will have to be applied in a much more efficient way than in the past to reduce Green House […]


17 January 2016
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Grand renaissance for pulse crops!

  Not before time 2016 has been called ‘the international year of pulses’ by the United Nations (UN) placing a strong focus on this under-valued but very diverse group of crops, comprising mainly beans and peas, in achieving future food and nutrition security. It is a sad but real irony that during the Green Revolution, […]


14 January 2016
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Water scarcity is utmost risk to 2025!

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has now published it’s  “Global risks assessment survey”  with the results of members responses on the five most important global risks over the next ten years. Respondents ranked the impact of water scarcity as the greatest threat facing the planet over the next decade before failure of climate-change mitigation and […]


11 January 2016
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Soil ‘dark matter’ for human health!

  In August 2013 a post on the Kemnovation web-site highlighted the importance of a strong biodiversity of microbial life in maintaining soil quality and health comparing it to the essential driving force of  ‘dark matter’ in our expanding universe! And now a recent article in the pre-eminent journal Nature (Wall et al, 8th December, […]


9 November 2015
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Improved Irrigation fights Water Scarcity

  The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently ranked the impact of water scarcity as the greatest threat facing the planet over the next decade whereas in 2011 this was not even listed in their top 20 risks! Furthermore the science journal  Chemistry & Industry (November 2015, p 18)  reports that 13 of the world’s largest […]

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