Fight Misinformation With The Help of a Network Of Scholars and Practitioners

Online misinformation and disinformation, including agricultural misinformation, are grave threats to both science and society, contributing to science denial and polarization. The recent challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and political instability have propelled significant efforts in academia and policy to combat misinformation and disinformation in health and politics. Historically, the agri-food and rural community has been vulnerable to this threat, yet it has not received the attention it deserves in scholarly, policy, and practitioner circles. The disastrous impact of agricultural misinformation on organic farming policy in Sri Lanka in 2022 serves as a stark reminder of how smallholders and farmers worldwide are affected by this phenomenon.
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Understanding Agricultural Misinformation in the Digital Age

Explore the complex landscape of agricultural misinformation in today’s digital era. Our research delves into how false information spreads across social media, affecting farmers, consumers, and policymakers. Learn to identify and combat myths about sustainable farming, GMOs, and climate-smart agriculture. Discover tools for fact-checking and critical thinking in the agri-food sector. Join our mission to promote evidence-based practices, foster food security, and support rural communities. Together, we can cultivate a more informed and resilient agricultural future, ensuring sustainable development.

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The Triple Win Revisited: the Need of Integrating Social Equity in Climate-smart Agriculture

By Nasir Abbas Khan As the world grapples with the escalating climate crisis, the concept of climate-smart agriculture…

Thesis PPT Capture

Edward Asafo-Agyei Defended Thesis

In May 2024, Edward Asafo-Agyei successfully defended his Master’s thesis titled “Examining the Influence of Agricultural Policy Misinformation…

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Uduak Edet Defended Thesis

In August 2023, Uduak Edet successfully defended her Master’s thesis titled “The Influence of Information Disorder on Climate…

Tracking Misinformation

We have to choose between nutrition or protecting the environment

Red meat, dairy and pork emit more than 70% of greenhouse gases from agriculture, while consisting of just…

It is going to cost a lot to get to net-zero

This is a very common myth but, in the words of Mark Carney, former governor of the Bank…

True: the controversy involving gmos is about technology.

MOST ANTI-GMO ACTIVISTS WON’T ADMIT IT, BUT THEIR REAL CONCERN IS THAT THE TECHNOLOGY SEEMS TO BE CONTROLLED…

Literature Database

Karl Marx in the age of big data capitalism.

The author uses Karl Marx’s theory to critique and understand Big Data capitalism. The book chapter examines how…

Social media: A critical introduction

This book conducts an in-depth analysis of social media’s role in contemporary society. It focuses on issues such…

ICT impact on socio-economic conditions of rural Bangladesh

The study indicates that ICTs have substantially altered social security, rural economy, healthcare facilities, women’s empowerment, disaster and…