Many African countries are still searching for inclusive commercial farming models that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people.
New research shows Australian farmers are adapting to climate change, offsetting at least part of a climate change-induced decline.
Australian farmers and graziers have historically been against dingoes on their lands. But in a bid to adapt to changing conditions, some are embracing the predators and their potential.
Sequencing the tea plant's genome could help scientists breed new varieties that thrive in the degrading soil of tea farms.
Avocado demand is driven not just by their supposed health benefits, but by their newness, exclusivity and symbolic, aspirational value to a burgeoning middle class.
Though the Common Agricultural Policy has few friends, it will be incredibly tough to replace it with something better.
Ethical codes on animal experimentation lay down strict rules about the treatment of lab animals. Animals headed to the slaughter house are not so lucky.
From luxuries like champagne to the very livelihoods of fishing communities in the developing world – the climate-driven shifts in species will affect us all.
Sydney, Melbourne and many other areas can expect to pay more for veg from next month, after widespread crop losses in Bowen, a major source of winter vegetables such as tomatoes, beans and capsicum.
Conventional wisdom says we need industrial agriculture to feed the world. Not so, says geologist David Montgomery: Practices that focus on creating healthy soil can transform agriculture.
Worldwide, farmers are already using untreated waste water to irrigate their crops. Here's how to mitigate the danger.
It is essential to maintain global food supply, but the clock is ticking.
Scientists' success in producing synthetic vanilla flavouring means it is used 99% of the time. So why does the price of genuine beans keep rising?
Urban farming increases access to healthy foods. And building social networks is one of the greatest benefits of urban agriculture in poor areas.
New research pinpoints the genes that could counteract decades of bland breeding.
Australia's wheat harvest has stalled over the past 26 years, and worsening weather is to blame.
The environment minister recently told a conference that agriculture is as old as 'mankind'. She's out by a few million years.
The rise in size of your festive bird hides a chemical concern.
Free range, sow stall free - you'll find a number of different types of ham on the market this Christmas. But what do they mean?
Zimbabwe like many other post colonial governments across the globe continues to struggle to attain equitable land reform.