Big data can be used to properly advise smallholder farmers in Africa and help guide pest monitoring efforts.
A Land Degradation Surveillance framework could solve this problem by systematically measuring and tracking indicators of land health in Africa.
A new analysis explores what making space for nature means for our global food production systems.
Fields of sunflowers are now a common sight all over the world – but this has only been the case relatively recently.
Instructing farmers to keep their kids away from farm machinery doesn't work to reduce traumatic injury. A recent research project tried listening instead.
The Ogalalla Aquifer is a vast underground lake that irrigates farms across the US Great Plains. It took thousands of years to fill, but human use could drain it in roughly a century.
South Africa's constitution has been amended 17 times already. But, the procedure for doing so is onerous.
Food systems must be transformed to produce more nutritious food with a lower environmental footprint.
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.
Like many other parts of the UK, Scotland faces problems in attracting a migrant workforce that is crucial to the country's future prosperity.
There are other ways of exploiting victims in the 'business model' of modern slavery.
The University of Melbourne is the first institution in Australia to have its nitrogen footprint calculated – it's 139 tonnes per year, mainly because of food production, energy use and transport.
An AC/DC-loving biologist tests the band's 1980 assertion that "rock 'n' roll ain't noise pollution." Turns out it can be – and the negative effects of noise can ripple through an ecosystem.
The heatwave is unlikely to cause the price hikes of 1976 for a number of reasons.
Robotic milkers, video cameras and even sensors hidden inside the body will help this dairy farm figure out how to get the most milk from their cows.
Desertification is a problem of global proportions. If action isn't taken now, it will accelerate and fuel further migration and conflict.
The Mediterranean fruit fly can evolve rapidly to different environmental conditions, this suggests it will be well suited to cope with climate change.
Many people who live near large-scale livestock farms complain about noxious smells, air and water pollution and health risks. With little help from regulators, they are turning to lawsuits.
Crop insurance cushions farmers against natural disasters, but it also can lead them to overuse resources and reduce their incentive to adapt to climate change.
US farmers are planting more and more acres with seeds coated with neonicotinoid pesticides. An ecologist explains why this approach is overkill and may be doing more harm than good.