The thin layer of soil on our planet's surface ultimately sustains us all, but it's a finite resource. With a growing global population, perhaps it is time to start looking for alternatives.
Earth is fast approaching the red lines that scientists have urged temperatures cannot cross if we have any hope of avoiding catastrophic climate change. Here are the emergency measures we need.
Without an array of ecosystems and species, it's tough for farmers to grow crops or ranchers to raise animals.
An Australian steer named Knickers broke the internet this week. The heavyweight Holstein-Friesian weighs as much as a small car, but genetically speaking he's within the normal range (just).
Rising seas and groundwater depletion, both driven by climate change, are making soils saltier in many parts of the world. Farmers will need help adapting, especially in developing countries.
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.
Changing demographics in small-scale farming have had a severe impact and affect farmer motivation, especially among youth
A guide to the battle for the future of farming.
Sharing seeds was common practice among farmers throughout history until the rise of agribusiness. Now seeds are trademarked and regulated, but there's a new place to get them for free: the library.
Research shows that when Americans are aware of the scale of food waste, and how much energy and water are used to produce food, they support measures to reduce the problem.
The farming system, lauded as a solution to drought, involves slowing water flow in streams using 'leaky weirs'.
Outdated water permit systems are threatening food security on the continent. Here's what can be done.
The main reason land reform in South Africa has been lethargic is not the Constitution, but a flawed approach.
Amazon, Facebook and Google have lofty goals for their effects on global society. But people around the world are still waiting for the positive results. Here's what the tech giants could do.
Brazil's president-elect wants to roll back environmental laws, saying they hurt rural growth. But preventing Amazonian deforestation has actually made farmland more productive.
While drought insurance schemes have produced mixed results to date, there remains hope for the future.
Leftover lactose from cheese production shows early promise as a treatment that can help soils retain water and nutrients, making them more resistant to drought.
Many Americans view the Amish as living simply and in touch with the land, but their views about the environment are complicated and not always 'green.'
The fund is to provide support against future droughts, helping primary producers, non-government organisations and communities prepare for and respond to their impact.
Raising livestock has clear impacts on the environment, but contrary to what many critics say, it is not the biggest driver of climate change.