Diversity, resilience, resistance to disease: seeds must be preserved to ensure we can feed our world in the future.
Already one of the world's most urgent humanitarian disasters, the situation in Yemen is only getting worse.
Rules imposed after the 9/11 attacks can obstruct aid to Somalia’s internally displaced people.
Omar Abdisalan/AMISOM Photo
Rules imposed after 9/11 and still on the books are getting in the way of delivering aid to conflict zones. In countries like Yemen and Syria, it could mean the difference between life and death.
A UN helicopter flies over people waiting for food aid in South Sudan.
The western media's focus on events at home like the US elections and the UK Brexit referendum has come at the expense of reporting on the famine that's unfolding in Africa.
A camp for people affected by malnutrition in Eritrea.
A photo smuggled out of Eritrea by the Freedom Friday network.
Eritreans are at risk of severe malnutrition – but aid agencies struggle to access those in need.
One of the worst humanitarian disasters in decades is well underway in East Africa.
Sorting bags of food dropped by air from a World Food Programme plane in Padeah, South Sudan, March 1, 2017.
AP Photo/Sam Mednick
At a time when poverty and hunger levels are declining around the world, famine is recurring, driven by conflicts and natural disasters. But timely action by governments and aid groups can save lives.
EPA/Russian Defence Ministry Press Service
Food, water and climate are complex, interconnected systems that when disrupted can cause severe social and political shocks.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to global food insecurity except that the West needs to learn to consume, and waste, less.
Aftermath of a Boko Haram attack on the village of Mairi in north-eastern Nigeria in February 2-16.
International law should include an offence of 'creating a famine'.
We all know that stress can wreak havoc on your health but what does it do to your genes?
Grandad, why did you eat all those pizzas?
A new study from Denmark shows that a man's weight can affect the information carried by his sperm.
Food insecurity is not only a matter of hunger but may have multiple manifestations.
Food insecurity is a problem that doesn't only stem from hunger. It is also a result of eating food that is not nutritious.
Ben Affleck championed the piece of legislation requiring companies reporting to the US Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose their use of ‘conflict minerals’ originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Celebrities help make causes known to larger audiences and can be effective in obtaining pledges from policymakers. Yet their simplified advocacy messages can lead to ineffective or harmful policies.
On the rack. Are news editors falling into their own trap?
What do stuffed crust pizza and terrifying newspaper headlines have in common? Our hard-wired evolutionary responses hold the answer.
In 1984, British LGBT rights groups worked on behalf of striking miners.
The film Pride, which won the Queer Palm Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, is based on the true story of what seems to be a rare occurrence in human history: two oppressed groups (in this case…
The huge caldera of Mount Tambora, Indonesia – still active today.
Most have heard of the Battle of Waterloo, but who has heard of the volcano called Tambora? No school textbook I’ve seen mentions that only two months before Napoleon’s final defeat in Belgium on June…
Fashion tastes probably change too.
If your great-grandparents lived through a famine, their experience could well have altered their genetic code. And three generations later you could well be showing signs of that change. The idea that…
Women comprise 43% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries.
Our modern food system is a double-edged sword: delivering chronic under-nutrition due to shortages of nutritious food, and chronic obesity due to overconsumption. In Australia, we’re living among 60…
First step: address under-investment in agricultural research and development.
CHOGM: As the leaders of Commonwealth nations meet in Perth, The Conversation is examining the role of the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) Meeting. Daniel Rodriguez from the University…