About two-thirds of Americans now live in states where marijuana is legal for medicinal or recreational purposes, leading some to worry corporate and Wall Street interests will take over the industry.
The farming system, lauded as a solution to drought, involves slowing water flow in streams using 'leaky weirs'.
Outdated water permit systems are threatening food security on the continent. Here's what can be done.
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.
While drought insurance schemes have produced mixed results to date, there remains hope for the future.
We need to make sure well-meaning policy responses to drought don't do more harm than good.
Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is struggling to overcome the national economic destruction wreaked on Zimbabwe over two decades under Robert Mugabe.
A decade ago, only a third of farmers accepted the science of climate change. But surveys show attitudes have shifted in recent years as the farming community begins to confront what the future holds.
Adapting to climate change means improving soil health, so it can hold more water (even during droughts).
The proposed Agriculture Bill may only speed up the process.
Having looked after chickens for generations, humans are pretty good at getting them to keep on laying eggs.
A recent summit in Ottawa on what's known as agroecology has shown that more equitable and sustainable methods of producing food are not only possible, they're beginning to spread around the world.
A new report by the Migration Advisory Committee on the impact of EU migration on the UK has highlighted the reliance of farms on migrant labour.
As both beneficiary and victim of EU policies, yellowhammers are apt symbols for Brexit's divisions.
There is something deeply irrational about the food waste movement.
Vertical farms grow more food but use much more energy, so let's consider other kinds of urban agriculture.
Developing countries could leapfrog industrial agriculture systems by moving to agroecology.
By 2100, heat stress in cows could see average sized dairy farms losing up to £14,000 a year.
Instructing farmers to keep their kids away from farm machinery doesn't work to reduce traumatic injury. A recent research project tried listening instead.
The government has offered emergency payments to drought-stricken farmers. But if we really care about them, we'll also invest in long-term drought resilience measures to reduce impacts.