On Friday the Agriculture department announced it had suspended the supply of sheep to a Qatar abattoir after seeing footage provided by Animals Australia.
South Africa's land reform process will fail if it continues to neglect small and emerging black farmers.
It doesn't need a review to tell you that for the sheep these voyages - even when they go better than this one did - are hell, whatever "standards" are imposed.
Across large ares of Australia, rocky outcrops are being obliterated to open up more land for farming. But many of these "bush rocks" are refuges for fragile ecosystems.
A proposal that all imported vegetable seeds be treated with fungicide has drawn outrage from Australia's organic producers, who fear losing their certification.
There's a good reason China took aim at US soybean exports when it announced its latest list of retaliatory tariffs.
When present in the lowest atmospheric layer, ozone becomes a concern for human and plant health.
Multiple reports have convincingly demonstrated that agroecology is the most promising pathway to sustainable food systems on all continents. But governments aren't doing enough to support it.
Farmers needs a way to manage harmful insects without destroying the ecological balance.
Queensland's new draft land-clearing laws aim to put the brakes on years of environmental destruction. But the bill contains several loopholes that are likely to stymie progress.
South Africa's land policy is flailing around in the dark, with the haziest of understandings of how well or how badly land reform is doing.
In periods of water stress, farmers need support, research assistance and empathy from governments and competing water users.
Climate change could hurt Indian farmers' income by up to 20-25% in the medium term.
At present on the African continent, the politics of persuasion are especially consequential in the area of agri-food research and development.
The Agriculture Department provides nearly $6 billion annually for land, water and wildlife conservation on farms. President Trump's 2019 budget drastically reduces funds for these programs.
Africa’s immediate challenge is to develop closer partnerships with those opposing US President Donald Trump.
Australian bees have so far avoided the 'colony collapse' devastating hives around the world, but there's growing pressure for a ban on certain insecticides blamed for bee deaths.
The experiences of other countries can provide valuable lessons for Cape Town on how to better cope with its water crisis.
The only reason journalists will mourn the demise of TV news station ANN7 will be the loss of jobs.
In richer countries, the socio-economic impact of invasive species can be tackled through technology or adaptive behaviour. But this isn't the case in poor countries.