There is no longer any good reason to waste any type of water. We have the technology to turn waste water into a vital resource.
Worldwide, farmers are already using untreated waste water to irrigate their crops. Here's how to mitigate the danger.
We're in danger of losing the health benefits of soils faster than they are replaced.
Colombia's plan to turn coca-leaf farmers into coffee growers has a fatal flaw: the market.
Import bans in Africa are a poor substitute for the creation of incentives that enable
local producers to compete favourably.
In North-east India, children of the Khasi Hills (Meghalaya) learn slash and burn cultivation, an intergenerational yet controversial indigenous practice.
Is organic produce better for you? Can organic farming feed the world? Those might be the wrong questions.
In the 1980's Uganda was one of the largest coffee exporters in the world, far ahead of Vietnam which hardly exported any. Now the tables have turned raising interesting comparative questions.
According to widely-cited estimates, world food production must double by 2050 to keep up with population growth. New research challenges this target and calls for balancing growth with conservation.
In Benin the differences between male and female farmers are their specific gender productive and reproductive roles, norms and identity.
President Trump signed an executive order to roll back the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Two water experts explain why the rule alarms farmers and ranchers concerned about over-regulation.
The main source of global warming isn't baking or transport, but fertiliser used to grow wheat.
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?
With little action at the national level on climate change, state and city officials are taking the lead – but by emphasizing local benefits.
Urban farming increases access to healthy foods. And building social networks is one of the greatest benefits of urban agriculture in poor areas.
When politics meddles with science, it can lead to tragedy, as was the case with Stalin's favourite agricultural biologist Trofim Lysenko and his rival Nikolai Vavilov.
There are questionable methods being used which distort our understanding of the number of smallholder farmers that embrace new technologies.
Reflections on World Wetland Day on how this precious resource can be used sustainably to reduce rural poverty, improve food security and strengthen livelihood in the face of climate change.
US farmers and agribusiness can help themselves by helping Africa to meet its rapidly growing food needs.
Microbial-based solutions for agriculture are among some of the new innovations having an impact on the sector in the developed world.