A farmer plows a dry and dusty cotton field near Phoenix, Ariz., while a drought affects the Southwest.
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Desertification is a problem of global proportions. If action isn't taken now, it will accelerate and fuel further migration and conflict.
A group of Maasai women and children in Kenya.
In Maasai communities women have no autonomy to make decisions about their nutrition and that of their children.
A luxury mansion in the suburbs of Vancouver, British Columbia.
As luxury housing developments swallow up agricultural land, they also diminish our food security and health.
Wild foods at the edge of this field in Burkina Faso are just as important for household nutrition.
Foraging and gathering food can play a huge role in feeding people.
Rice farmer in Longsheng, China.
As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise, rice plants produce fewer vitamins and other key nutrients. This could worsen hunger, malnutrition, child stunting and other diet-related health problems.
Sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, beans, bread and hash browns. All are accounted for.
Small farmers struggle to acquire expensive agricultural equipment.
South Africa's land reform debate must not lose sight of the real issue: how to provide enough food to feed its people.
‘Silent Spring’ author Rachel Carson testifies before a Senate Government Operations Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. on June 4, 1963. Carson urged Congress to curb the sale of chemical pesticides and aerial spraying.
Did Rachel Carson catalyze the organic farming movement, as many advocates claim? Or would she reject their ban on synthetic fertilizer and see organic as an inefficient way to feed the world?
Wild bumble bees provide natural pollination for blueberries in North America.
Honeybees receive a lot of attention, but the first North American bee to be listed as an endangered species is a wild bumble bee. Wild bees are vital pollinators, and some are declining rapidly.
More than 40 million Americans rely on SNAP for groceries.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy.
Farmers need support, investment and knowledge to thrive.
Africa's declaration to boost agriculture on the continent has seem some progress but a lot still needs to be done.
Small-scale farmers produce about 90% of Nigeria’s food.
Civil conflict, displacement, rising food prices, and climate change all cause food insecurity in Nigeria.
New research finds more CO₂ can actually make most plants smaller in the long-term - but the story for crops isn't so simple.
An adult Halyomorpha.
An invasive insect native to Asia, Halyomorpha halys, has been detected in the US, Canada and southern Europe. It’s now made its debut in Paris.
A young boy collects maize spilled during the drying and loading process on a farm in Kenya.
Post-harvest management will reduce losses and improve food availability.
When present in the lowest atmospheric layer – the troposphere, 8-14 kilometers above earth – ozone becomes a concern for human and plant health.
When present in the lowest atmospheric layer, ozone becomes a concern for human and plant health.
Insects are constantly adapting to methods used to control them.
Farmers needs a way to manage harmful insects without destroying the ecological balance.
Farmed fish like these carp now make an important contribution to global food security.
Many critics say that fish farms mainly sell their output to wealthy countries and don't provide much benefit to poor people in producing countries. Three aquaculture experts show why this view is wrong.
Lagoons and vineyards from Gydo Pass in the Western Cape. Water is crucial for such commodities.
In periods of water stress, farmers need support, research assistance and empathy from governments and competing water users.
Soybean crop on a family farm near Humboldt, Iowa, 2017.
Congress is drafting the 2018 farm bill, which will guide agriculture, nutrition, trade and rural development policy. A former agriculture secretary explains how this bill reaches far beyond farms.