Intelligent trade policies can help limit the threats, including food security, that come with an uneven distribution of water resources across the globe.
Feeding nine billion people by 2050 is possible – if we start applying some science.
Microbial-based solutions are perhaps the best-kept secret in agricultural innovation.
The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, could help solve global food shortages by feeding livestock. It can even be used to make diesel fuel.
Economic growth alone won't end hunger. Good policies and programmes are needed, too. Scientists and researchers have a role to play in these initiatives.
Packed with protein, cheaper than meat, and with minimal effect on the climate...what's not to like?
Talking about food is a productive way to understand a complex world. The dinner table is a place where the shame of poverty is most acutely experienced.
We should celebrate these amazing insects, not splat them.
It's been proved that prizes can boost cultural innovation. The same is certainly true for innovation in agriculture – which Africa desperately needs.
Pulses -- or grain legumes -- are indigenous foods that can play a massive role in tackling food security on the African continent.
We only have enough food stocks to last 3-5 days, and Brexit has suddenly made things seem worryingly fragile.
There are a number of efforts on the African continent aimed at helping people overcome food insecurity. Even though some progress has been made, the situation remains bleak.
Satellite rainfall data can be used to predict harsh climate events – and to identify food-insecure populations before disaster strikes.
Ensuring the next 10 billion people are fed fairly will require a radical restructuring of global agri-tech.
People living in rural parts of South Africa lack diversity in their eating because a starch based diet is perceived as cheaper and is very common.
Escalating clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria threaten the country's national and food security. A response based on innovation, sustainability and political will is urgently needed.
It's important to question whether the promotion of urban agriculture can actually help people, or whether other solutions should be explored.
Does making healthy food accessible actually affect what people purchase and what they eat? The answer is a little more complicated than you might think.
Scenarios on global trends over the next 20 years point to some serious challenges for Africa. Whatever actually happens, it's important for the continent to put in place mitigation strategies.
In Cape Town's Cape Flats, female urban farmers are vital for food security and strengthening social capital.