New technologies are changing agricultural production, but can they help address food insecurity?
With each industrial revolution, food production and distribution has been revolutionized. With the current Fourth Industrial Revolution, can we address inequalities in food distribution?
New study finds food insecurity is negatively linked to learning outcomes in reading, English, maths, and local language vocabulary.
A young girl walks through a field of failed maize crops in the semi-arid Kitui County in southeastern Kenya.
The availability of data and evidence in the agricultural sector is critical for decision making
If the pattern of drought continues in South Africa it's likely to affect the country's financial standing too.
The Mediterranean diet.
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A Lancet commission has come up with a new sustainable diet that's supposed to be the way forward.
Timing is of the essence when it comes to growing wheat.
Australian wheat growers need to boost yields to stay competitive in the face of climate change. They could do this by sowing earlier, but need new varieties of wheat to help them do it.
City Farm is a working sustainable farm that has operated in Chicago for over 30 years.
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Urban farming can make it easier for city residents to obtain healthy, affordable food. But to raise big yields from small pieces of land, farmers need training and support.
Lusala a local wild yam in Zambia that supplements diets has seen a considerable rise in demand.
Lusala, a wild yam that many in Zambia rely on for consumption and trade, is gradually taking longer to find due to deforestation.
Even if there are delays, Britain produces half of the food it consumes and trade with the EU will not stop overnight.
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Scientists have devised a diet that is both sustainable and healthy. But is it right for everyone?
Ethiopia has harnessed the value of irrigation technologies.
Countries like Ethiopia have propelled economic growth by prioritising agriculture and new technologies to boost the sector.
Turkey, pigs in blankets, potatoes, parsnips, carrots, Brussels spouts and cranberries – which are safe and which aren't?
City fringe agriculture gives farmers unique access to direct markets and provides those living in cities the opportunity to connect with local growers.
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.
Bird’s eye view of an open sea fish farm in, Aegean, Turkey.
Aquaculture is endangering the marine environment, threatening the livelihood of small-scale fishers and food security.
Crops, soils and fungus are a tricky mix.
An ancient relationship between plants and fungi could be used in sustainable agriculture. But there's still a lot we don't know, and new research suggests these fungi can sometimes do more harm than good.
Hunger is a daily reality across large parts of Africa.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
A diversity of seeds on sale in Nanyuki market, Kenya.
Developing countries could leapfrog industrial agriculture systems by moving to agroecology.
Terraced rice fields in northwest Vietnam.
A new analysis explores what making space for nature means for our global food production systems.
A farmer plows a dry and dusty cotton field near Phoenix, Ariz., while a drought affects the Southwest.
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Desertification is a problem of global proportions. If action isn't taken now, it will accelerate and fuel further migration and conflict.
A group of Maasai women and children in Kenya.
In Maasai communities women have no autonomy to make decisions about their nutrition and that of their children.