Tens of millions of smallholder farmers across sub-Saharan Africa have a stake in improving the health of the soil their cattle graze on.
Africa’s soil crisis calls for quick and creative action. This includes deepening farmers' knowledge about soil microbes.
Australia can balance energy, water and food needs with the environment.
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We have all the tools to achieve economic growth and environmental sustainability - we just have to choose to use them.
Consumption of chicken has been rising in Africa. This is a short-term solution to improving food insecurity.
Meat has health benefits. And good quality meat could also be the solution to the food insecurity problems that plague two-thirds of households in the developing world.
New season asparagus from farmland on Melbourne’s city fringe.
Melbourne's farms currently supply over 40% of the city's food. But a growing population and urban sprawl mean by 2050 they'll supply half as much.
A young farmer selecting onion in Lusaka, Zambia. Sub-Saharan Africa should get more young people involved in agriculture.
Young people are shunning Africa's agricultural sector despite high levels of unemployment and food insecurity. This underscores the need to demonstrate the profitability of agriculture.
A young girl carries a bag of potatoes as she leaves a vegetable stall in Kliptown, Soweto.
Food insecurity plagues South Africa's informal settlements, resulting in obesity, chronic diseases and mental health disorders in adults and stunting and poor development in children.
Locust sits on a wheat stalk.
Insects have been in a feature in agriculture since the end of the 19th century. Using a combination of new and old control methods is the best way to deal with our food competitors.
Food insecurity is not only a matter of hunger but may have multiple manifestations.
Food insecurity is a problem that doesn't only stem from hunger. It is also a result of eating food that is not nutritious.
Industrial agriculture has created a food system that is inherently undemocratic in its disregard for human need.
The global food production system is inherently undemocratic. Based on shared experiences of the adverse effects, the world's citizens need to intervene as democratic publics to transform a broken system.
Can science help the developing world stave off a food crisis?
The challenges of feeding a hungry planet are many. Gene editing crops to be more productive, nutritious or hardy could help, but concerns about GMOs abound.
It’s hard to eat well without a kitchen.
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For some people receiving SNAP benefits, real luxury would be a kitchen in which to cook.
Tanna Island locals replanting crops, only days after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu.
Food has been scarce for many rural people in Vanuatu since Cyclone Pam -- but overall, they now have greater security of food supply than they did in the past.
Cost of food predicted to rise.
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Division between the have and have nots is likely to widen – and food is one area where many will go without.
Mitigation efforts could help alleviate the impacts of climate change on food security and agriculture in Africa.
Climate change is affecting all regions of the globe. But some places, such as Africa, are more vulnerable than others.
Healthier than meat, more resilient than crops.
With most of the world's potential farmland already in use, it may be time to start foraging.
Can you spot the crop?
Little is known about how parasitic plants live side-by-side with their hosts. But new genetic techniques may help scientists gain further insights.
Do you care where the food you buy comes from?
In the drive to cut costs on food, Australians often overlook the real impact of food choices.
Lower targets are easier to meet.
During the United Nations General Assembly meetings this week, Ban Ki-Moon has convened a high-level side event on the Zero Hunger Challenge. This initiative by the UN Secretary-General bears the tag line…
Different language, same crops.
We are in the middle of one of the biggest experiments in human history. At its core is the homogenisation of global food systems, which increasingly must deliver the same products to an expanding population…
Studying one subject won’t help save the world.
Across the globe, we are experiencing rapid changes to our environment and social structures. Climate change, population growth, and social unrest are causing ever increasing problems. The rate of change…