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.
The harassment of informal food vendors by national and municipal governments remains a major impediment to improving the resilience of the urban poor in African cities.
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.
The western media's focus on events at home like the US elections and the UK Brexit referendum has come at the expense of reporting on the famine that's unfolding in Africa.
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.
The impact of plant disease may be reduced if people are made aware of the many pathways for plant-killing microbes -- and why preventing their spread matters to us all.
Taxing meat may be unpopular, but an urgent problem calls for an urgent solution.