Many African countries are still searching for inclusive commercial farming models that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people.
Africa's overall contribution to research might be small, but smart people are undertaking smart and important work on and about the continent.
New study finds little evidence that farmers consciously tried to turn wild plants into more useful crops.
Elon Musk struck a blow for open IP, so should other sustainable industries go the same way?
Tanzania and Uganda have improved gender integration in agriculture policy. But a lot still needs to be done in the allocation of resources and transformation.
The move by the African Union to develop a policy to regulate the impact of firms on human rights puts it ahead of other regions as it seeks to guide companies conducting activities on the continent.
Sequencing the tea plant's genome could help scientists breed new varieties that thrive in the degrading soil of tea farms.
Though the Common Agricultural Policy has few friends, it will be incredibly tough to replace it with something better.
Large livestock farms, known as CAFOs, have polluted air and water in many communities. A recent court decision will force CAFOs to report their air emissions from manure and other sources.
Your cup of coffee might cost the world more than you think, but a little knowledge goes a long way if you want to make an eco-friendly choice.
Farmers are setting fire to their straw and spreading air pollution across northern India.
As South Africa prepares to introduce a national minimum wage, a new study shows that it will have a varied impact. Some parts of the economy are likely to be negatively affected.
Climate change, deforestation, overfishing and hydrocarbon exploitation threatens one of Africa's oldest lake's, Lake Tanganyika.
Crop probiotics are natural, eco-friendly and could provide huge benefits for Australian farmers. But our loose regulations means genuine products are competing with snake oil.
Unless they trust climate change programmes, communities will continue to plunder forests rendering such interventions redundant.
To help feed a growing world population, restore biodiversity and slow climate change, a geologist calls for a moon shot effort to restore healthy soil around the world.
Taxing meat may be unpopular, but an urgent problem calls for an urgent solution.
Whether or not farmers believe human activities are changing the climate (many don't), an agriculture specialist urges them to pursue payments for techniques that return carbon to the soil.
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.