Diversity, resilience, resistance to disease: seeds must be preserved to ensure we can feed our world in the future.
Governments on the African continent must increase their investment in research and development so that science can yield self-sufficiency.
Human alteration of the natural environment will make malaria increasingly difficult to control in the years to come.
Agriculture and the pulp and paper industries, forestry and mining also contribute.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) roadmap towards greater regional trade integration and development is a good start but lacks detail.
Climate change, rising food demand and globalization are putting pressure on world food production. New research explores the risk of failures in several of the world's breadbasket regions at once.
Uganda needs to boost manufacturing and exports to realise the ambitions listed in its social and economic development plan.
Many African countries are still searching for inclusive commercial farming models that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people.
Africa's overall contribution to research might be small, but smart people are undertaking smart and important work on and about the continent.
New study finds little evidence that farmers consciously tried to turn wild plants into more useful crops.
Elon Musk struck a blow for open IP, so should other sustainable industries go the same way?
Tanzania and Uganda have improved gender integration in agriculture policy. But a lot still needs to be done in the allocation of resources and transformation.
The move by the African Union to develop a policy to regulate the impact of firms on human rights puts it ahead of other regions as it seeks to guide companies conducting activities on the continent.
Sequencing the tea plant's genome could help scientists breed new varieties that thrive in the degrading soil of tea farms.
Though the Common Agricultural Policy has few friends, it will be incredibly tough to replace it with something better.
Large livestock farms, known as CAFOs, have polluted air and water in many communities. A recent court decision will force CAFOs to report their air emissions from manure and other sources.
Your cup of coffee might cost the world more than you think, but a little knowledge goes a long way if you want to make an eco-friendly choice.
Farmers are setting fire to their straw and spreading air pollution across northern India.
As South Africa prepares to introduce a national minimum wage, a new study shows that it will have a varied impact. Some parts of the economy are likely to be negatively affected.
Climate change, deforestation, overfishing and hydrocarbon exploitation threatens one of Africa's oldest lake's, Lake Tanganyika.