In a Latin American country hard hit by COVID-19, an agricultural collective is stepping in to help where government won't, mounting an astonishing national pandemic response.
One way that farms can handle shortages of protective gear for workers is by switching to less-toxic pest control methods.
It's not as easy as you might think to divert food intended for schools and restaurants and send it to grocery stores or even food banks.
Chartering flights during travel bans and national lockdowns is a dangerous reminder of how exploitative labour overrides political and public health responsibility.
Understanding rural household aspirations and taking them seriously in development planning could offer great potential in shaping the future of rural spaces.
By using the simple technique of harvesting when the lower leaves begin to turn to yellow, yam farmers can determine the earliest possible time to harvest.
Starting Feb. 6, 2020, California farmers will be barred from using chlorpyrifos on their crops. The Trump administration says more study is needed, but other states are also moving ahead.
2019 was a big year for dire warnings about the state of the planet, but crises can spur solutions.
Geoff Crisp and Michelle Grattan discuss the government's measures to help those hit by the drought, the ALP's election post-mortem release and Labor's recasting of its policies.
American farmers have suffered the most as a result of China's retaliatory tariffs yet surveys show they still back the president and his trade war.
Farmers worldwide say Monsanto's policy of charging for every use of its genetically modified seeds violates their planting rights. But judges in these patent law cases aren't so sure.
The US-China trade war shows no signs of slowing down. Here's what readers need to know.
There’s a perception among young South Africans that farm jobs are back-breaking and financially unappealing.
The new legislation will give harsher punishment to people who incite others to trespass on farms.
Three scholars argue that agriculture is failing to sustain either the land or American farmers. They propose a modern version of the New Deal that centers on ecology and economic fairness.
Canada's new food policy aims to bolster the economic impact of the agri-food sector while tackling issues like waste and childhood hunger.
Organic farmers are entrepreneurs who are sensitive to ecology, yet their convictions can sometimes seem counter-intuitive. New research indicates some surprising motivations.
China has reportedly halted all purchases of US soybeans. Here's why that's going to be very painful for American farmers.
In the early 20th century, voters in rural Australia began to organise politically for the first time – and proved crucial to the ousting of the reformist Labor government in 1913.
Recent extreme rains and weather in the Midwest are causing a multitude of problems in the topsoil that much of the nation's food supply relies on.