Policies such as subsidies for livestock feed risk weakening proper management incentives for farmers to plan for and adapt to drought.
AAP Image/Lukas Coch
We need to make sure well-meaning policy responses to drought don't do more harm than good.
Farmer Michael Petefish walks through one of his soybean fields in southern Minnesota.
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The Trump administration's promise of $12 billion in aid to offset losses from retaliatory tariffs will not make up for the long-term consequences of a prolonged trade war.
‘Dig For Victory’, first time around on an allotment in London’s Kensington Gardens.
Imperial War Museum
Britain has fed itself before, can it do so again? It's not easy to tell.
There’s a reason he grows this crop.
Colombia's plan to turn coca-leaf farmers into coffee growers has a fatal flaw: the market.
The key to Rwanda’s agricultural success is good partnership between nongovernmental organisations, the private sector and the government.
Sam Thompson/DFID Rwanda
Despite numerous challenges, Rwanda has made significant agricultural strides.
Spending on water-saving infrastructure could expose Murray-Darling farmers to debt and drought.
The federal government’s approach for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has shifted again, and now favours water-saving infrastructure over purchasing water rights. But is it the right move? The new scheme…
Australians sympathise with farmers, but governments need to choose policy carefully.
Droughts, seasonal fluctuations, and changing commodity prices are a given and unchangeable characteristic of farming. Farmers voluntarily invest in agriculture and expect that the good times will more…