Many fruits, nuts and other crops rely on bees to pollinate their flowers at just the right time of year. Many farmers rent bees to get the job done at pollination time.
In choosing not to ban the live export trade even in the hottest northern months, the federal government is allowing animals to be put in conditions where they cannot possibly escape suffering.
There's plenty of evidence that modern swill-feeding would be safe, sustainable, and popular.
Some conventional vegetable farms in Canada are starting to use organic methods in their operations.
Dingoes increase cattle yields, mountain lions reduce car crashes and vultures eat organic waste: like them or not, predators help humans.
South Africa's land reform programme will fail if it continues to neglect smallholder farming.
South Africa's land reform process will fail if it continues to neglect small and emerging black farmers.
The nematode that can turn slugs into zombies.
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.
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.
Farmer-led development work can improve people's lives, provide access to food and water - and re-connect them to nature.
Climate change could hurt Indian farmers' income by up to 20-25% in the medium term.
The current review of standards for egg and poultry farming does little to assuage fears that the industry wields too much influence. Only an independent regulator can restore public confidence.
Zimbabwe's new administration has promised to revive the country's agricultural sector. Here's what it needs to do.
If your New Year's resolutions include improving your diet, it's worth thinking about eating healthier for the planet.
The tobacco industry claims that tobacco- growing is essential to the livelihoods of millions of small-scale rural farmers in Malawi, Zambia and Kenya. Research shows that's untrue.
Limitations improve creativity: we think up solutions we would never have thought of in a lab.
Maize production in Zimbabwe in 2017 is at its highest for decades.
New research shows just how bad tobacco farming can be for the environment and for farmers.
Mechanisation of agricultural activity can help many African countries unlock underutilised agricultural potential. But there are serious obstacles which must be removed.