To improve access to locally grown food and help prevent disruptions to supply chains caused by climate change, we need to support farming on the fringes of cities.
The fund is to provide support against future droughts, helping primary producers, non-government organisations and communities prepare for and respond to their impact.
Beyond trucking in hay and water, drought-stricken farmers need money and advice on improving the natural features of their land.
Barnaby Joyce on facing the drought and rural women.
Some in the Nationals would like Barnaby Joyce back in the leadership before the election. Joyce says if the leadership were offered, he would be up for it - though he insists he is not canvassing.
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.
Some South African land owners feel like the current debate portrays them as being opposed to reform rather than cooperative.
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.
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.
The Trump administration's promise of $12 billion in aid to offset losses from retaliatory tariffs will not make up for the long-term consequences of a prolonged trade war.
A number of factors have contributed to the horrible stories coming out of the Royal Commission, including market instability and the financialisation of farming.
South Africa's smallholder farmers face major obstacles but being in groups can help them.
South Africa urgently needs to rethink its existing agricultural model.
Chemical companies touted synthetic insecticides and herbicides as miracle products in the 1940s and 1950s. But farmers and cropdusting pilots didn't always buy the sales pitch.
Many fruits, nuts and other crops rely on bees to pollinate their flowers at just the right time of year. Many farmers rent bees to get the job done at pollination time.
The Fall armyworm will remain in Africa for a long time unless concerted action is taken.
There's a good reason China took aim at US soybean exports when it announced its latest list of retaliatory tariffs.
Three researchers studied the "crop raiders" of the Brazilian rainforest in the hope of aiding both local farmers and wildlife conservation.
Instead of causing problems for farmers, carnivores could actually be beneficial by controlling rodent pests.
There's a new way to reveal America's political divide. One researcher finds the differences between groups that are normally crudely described as 'right-left' can be better explained by word clouds.