A farmer weeding his maize crop south of Harare, Zimbabwe.
EPA/ Aaron Ufumeli
Outdated water permit systems are threatening food security on the continent. Here's what can be done.
The main reason land reform in South Africa has been lethargic is not the Constitution, but a flawed approach.
Working together, people and technology companies can make a lot of progress.
Amazon, Facebook and Google have lofty goals for their effects on global society. But people around the world are still waiting for the positive results. Here's what the tech giants could do.
The Amazon Basin creates the rain that nourishes farmland across Brazil, one of the world’s major breadbaskets.
Brazil's president-elect wants to roll back environmental laws, saying they hurt rural growth. But preventing Amazonian deforestation has actually made farmland more productive.
The development of drought insurance markets could be key to supporting farmers.
While drought insurance schemes have produced mixed results to date, there remains hope for the future.
Wastes from facilities like this cheese factory could find uses in agriculture.
Leftover lactose from cheese production shows early promise as a treatment that can help soils retain water and nutrients, making them more resistant to drought.
An Amish girl chases a cow from the outfield during a baseball game in Bergholz, Ohio, April 9, 2013.
AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin
Many Americans view the Amish as living simply and in touch with the land, but their views about the environment are complicated and not always 'green.'
Morrison has made dealing with the impact of drought one of his.
priorities since becoming prime minister.
The fund is to provide support against future droughts, helping primary producers, non-government organisations and communities prepare for and respond to their impact.
Cattle grazing on public lands near Steens Mountain, Oregon.
Raising livestock has clear impacts on the environment, but contrary to what many critics say, it is not the biggest driver of climate change.
Crops, soils and fungus are a tricky mix.
An ancient relationship between plants and fungi could be used in sustainable agriculture. But there's still a lot we don't know, and new research suggests these fungi can sometimes do more harm than good.
Policies such as subsidies for livestock feed risk weakening proper management incentives for farmers to plan for and adapt to drought.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
We need to make sure well-meaning policy responses to drought don't do more harm than good.
A man walks through a greenhouse in northeastern Uganda where sustainable agriculture techniques such as drought-resistant crops and tree planting are taught, Oct. 19, 2017.
AP Photo/Adelle Kalakouti
After declining for nearly a decade, the number of hungry people in the world is growing again. Climate change, which is disrupting weather patterns that farmers rely on, is a major cause.
A KFC in Harare, like many other shops, has shut down as a result of Zimbabwe’s financial crisis .
Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is struggling to overcome the national economic destruction wreaked on Zimbabwe over two decades under Robert Mugabe.
The prime minister appears to want to make it easier for backpackers to work on Australian farms.
Making it easier for holidaying backpackers to work on Australian farms will make it harder for Pacific Islanders, and increase exploitation on farms.
Roasted mopane caterpillars are eaten in Livingstone, Zambia.
Insects are an excellent tool to fight hunger and malnutrition because they are abundant and nutritious.
Rice fields in Madagascar. There is a project in the country to increase climate resilience in the rice sector.
The private-sector plays an increasing role helping agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa adapt to a changing climate.
Healthy soils can hold water even during droughts.
Adapting to climate change means improving soil health, so it can hold more water (even during droughts).
Support for land redistribution tends to be stronger among economically disadvantaged South Africans.
A survey shows that support for land reform in South Africa differs according to race.
Farmers in Ethiopia evaluate traits of wheat varieties.
Flickr/J.van de Gevel
More action is needed to increase soil organic matter for the sake of improved nutrition.
Cooling dairy cows with fans and misters at Pacheco Dairy in Kerman, Calif., during a heat wave in 2006.
AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian
Dairy cows are sensitive to heat, so farmers cool them down with sprinklers and fans. Researchers are designing better, more efficient systems to keep cows comfortable through hot California summers.