Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been pushing for tighter restrictions on foreign investment in agricultural land.
The Productivity Commission says existing oversight is adequate to deal with misuse of market power.
Britain's new environment secretary has a tough job on her hands.
Proving the supply chain of the multi-billion dollar tuna industry is fertile testing ground for blockchain technology.
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If blockchains can deliver on supply chain transparency it could revolutionise the food industry.
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.
We’re used to abundance, but Brexit makes it all seem more fragile.
We only have enough food stocks to last 3-5 days, and Brexit has suddenly made things seem worryingly fragile.
The key to Rwanda’s agricultural success is good partnership between nongovernmental organisations, the private sector and the government.
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Despite numerous challenges, Rwanda has made significant agricultural strides.
Malcolm Turnbull and his colleagues have pointed $1 billion of the government’s existing green energy funding towards the Great Barrier Reef.
The Coalition has ramped up the race to fund the Great Barrier Reef's protection. All three major parties have promised hundreds of millions of dollars, but where from, and what will they be spent on?
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Subsidies wouldn't disappear overnight, but help for farmers would be gradually reduced each year.
South Africa will deal with future water constraints by importing basic foodstuffs from its neighbours.
Urbanisation will require massive amounts of water to sustain the livelihoods of millions expected to move into cities. This may happen at farmers' expense.
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They kill thousands of animals and people every year by spreading rabies. New research findings could solve the problem.
Wasting food, wasting the earth.
Feeding Melbourne generates over 900,000 tonnes of edible food waste every year, enough to feed more than 2 million people.
Kangaroos are much lighter on the land than sheep and cows.
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Eating cows and sheep is unsustainable. Here are some better alternatives.
Non-Indigenous Australians have been ignoring native food options for hundreds of years.
Australians will happily eat boat noodle soup with beef blood stirred through it or stinking tofu – but not quandongs or akudjura. Yet overcoming 'food racism' and eating native produce could be a powerful act of culinary reconciliation.
Moo-ve along: livestock are one of many threats to Australian freshwater ecosystems.
Freshwater covers only 0.5% of the Earth's surface but is home to 10% of the world's lifeforms.
Ethiopia has seen massive improvements in areas like infrastructure following success in agriculture.
Sub-Saharan Africa has seen widespread economic growth since 1995. But increased agricultural productivity is needed to translate that growth into poverty reduction.
An Indonesian oil palm smallholder sells fruit bunches to a trader.
Over the past few years many companies have committed to sustainable palm oil. But that is threatened by a growing alliance between industry and government.
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Busting some myths about European farm subsidies.
Motor symptoms of Parkinson’s include tremors, stiffness and slowness or loss of spontaneous movement.
Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-prevalent neurodegenerative condition in Australia, with an estimated 70,000 living with the disease. But what do we know about the causes and risk factors?
In semi-arid areas, climate information that is tailored to farmers’ needs can reduce their vulnerability to climate change.
Building on local experience and having access to current and expected climate trends is crucial to adapting to climate change for farmers in semi-arid regions.
Why a show about village life in a fictional town somewhere in middle England has been making headline news.