Storm season in the Australian tropical savanna.
Australia's Great Northern Savannas are the largest and most intact ecosystem of their kind on Earth. But they still face pressure from grazing, mining and agricultural expansion.
The history of how the British fell out of love with seasonal farm work.
Artisanal small-scale mining in Africa competes for resources with farming.
Without careful policy consideration the rise of artisanal and small-scale mining in resource rich African countries stands to disturb agricultural activity and associated livelihoods.
Australia already has many plants that can cope with harsh conditions.
Australia's deserts can be a harsh environment but plant life still survives there. So why not use them to develop the next generation of drought-resistant crops?
Sea of Green Farms in Seattle, Washington.
An era of prohibition may soon be over for marijuana, and powerful players are watching. A legal expert explains how smaller, local producers can keep their pot in the game.
Packed with protein, cheaper than meat, and with minimal effect on the climate...what's not to like?
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Depends on whether or not we reintroduce 'rewilded' animals such as bison or wolves.
Cotton ready for harvest.
Bees and other pollinating insects are under stress worldwide. Research in South Texas shows that simple steps like planting wildflowers near fields can help pollinators and boost farmers' profits.
Increasing land clearing could leave Australia hotter and drier.
Here's another reason to stop land clearing: it's making Australia hotter and drier.
The Ord River was targeted for agricultural expansion in the 20th century.
Ever since British settlement, water rights in Australia's north have favoured landowners over traditional owners, effectively locking Aboriginal people out of agricultural development.
Maize can be particularly sensitive to agricultural and climate conditions.
The problem of climate change and crop development represents a challenge for agricultural systems across the globe.
A massive irrigation dam on the outskirts of Bourke.
The Productivity Commission report finds that the agricultural industry is overburdened by red tape but there's still no clear solution for the best type of regulation.
Britain's new environment secretary has a tough job on her hands.
Some farmers are suspicious of technological innovation. But technology can really help them.
It's been proved that prizes can boost cultural innovation. The same is certainly true for innovation in agriculture – which Africa desperately needs.
Harmful algal bloom caused by nutrient pollution, Assateague island National Seashore, MD.
Eric Vance, U.S. EPA/Flickr
Excess nutrients from farm fields cause widespread water pollution across the U.S. Bioreactors -- essentially, ditches filled with wood chips -- are emerging as a way to reduce nutrient pollution.
A lack of differences in major policy areas such as agriculture and trade means local project funding – for roads, boat ramps and the like – reinforces the adage ‘all politics is local’.
On the big national policies affecting non-metropolitan Australia, such as agriculture and trade, the major party differences are minor. That's why the election focus turns to local projects.
South African President Jacob Zuma arrives at a European Union-South Africa summit in 2012.
It's unclear what South Africa's attitude will be to negotiating new deals with the UK and the EU. In the past seven years it has lost its appetite for trade deals, particularly with the developed world.
The key to Rwanda’s agricultural success is good partnership between nongovernmental organisations, the private sector and the government.
Sam Thompson/DFID Rwanda
Despite numerous challenges, Rwanda has made significant agricultural strides.
Scientists are working out how to grow plants in space, ready to use them as food when we visit other planets.
The Fat-tailed Dunnart is found in box gum grassy woodland.
There's rarely good news in conservation - but we've been studying a program that actually works.