A relatively new commercial oil palm plantation on peatland in central Sarawak, Borneo.
The positive story of palm oil that is much less frequently heard, especially in richer countries.
How to trim agriculture’s global warming footprint?
About 10% of human-generated greenhouse gas emissions come from farming. Researchers are working on ways to address this piece of the global warming puzzle.
Mozambique has improved access to education, but it has to do more to meet the high expectations of its young and rapidly growing population.
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Agriculture, which employs about 80% of the working population, and political stability are key to Mozambique's rapid economic and social progress.
The white paper on developing northern Australia outlines a solid vision - now for action.
The White Paper on Developing Northern Australia represents the most comprehensive attempt yet to think through the development possibilities of the north.
Phillip Toyne lobbied for the transfer of Uluru National Park back to its traditional owners.
Phillip Toyne, a co-founder of the national landcare program, died on Saturday morning after a long illness with cancer, leaving an indelible legacy of influence and achievement.
Multiple approaches to alleviating poverty help cater for different contexts and groups of people.
There is no one perfect package for alleviating poverty, but there is agreement on what the elements should be. Combination and sequence of interventions varies, depending on context and beneficiaries.
India has been sweltering recently – but plants can cope better than people.
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Hardy new grains are being developed that can cope with extreme bursts of heat.
Mixed farming country near Binalong, New South Wales.
Among the plaudits for Joan Kirner it is also worth noting her pivotal role in the development of landcare in Australia.
Unless Africa can manage the effects of climate change, the agricultural future for many African’s looks bleak.
Unless Africa can manage the effects of climate change, the agricultural future for many Africans looks bleak.
Water makes all the difference for agricultural crops.
US Geological Survey
The majority of water that people use goes to agriculture. In a drier, hungrier future, we'll need to use what water we have with less waste. Technologies being developed now will help.
To have any chance of coaxing species like the Secretary bird back from the brink of extinction we must reconcile the pressures of food production with the need for nature conservation.
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Farmers hold the key to prevent ecological degradation and promote conservation
Research shows monocultures of crops - such as this canola field - can be bad for the environment.
Monocultures - vast expanses of a single crop - may look pretty, but mounting research shows they are likely bad for environment. And in turn that's bad news for farms as well.
Despite increases in education attainment, the educated youth in sub-Saharan Africa find that there are no jobs suited to their levels of education.
School enrolment rates in sub-Saharan Africa have increased markedly in recent years, but it is failing its newly educated young by not creating jobs commensurate with their education.
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.
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There's a battle going on in your garden between invasive and valuable domestic pollinators. Here's how to tilt the fight in favor of our humble bumble bee.
Australian food exports, like beef, are regarded by Chinese buyers as clean and safe.
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Australia's emerging agriculture boom can last much longer than the mining boom -- but the industry needs policies that will encourage investment.
True Australians: hard workers, quiet achievers and generally underappreciated labourers.
Insects are largely hidden from view or maligned unfairly, but they make a tremendous contribution to the Australian economy.
UKIP once again bases a whole policy on EU withdrawal.
It's easy to poke holes in UKIP's plans for agriculture.
Wheat ready for harvest in New South Wales. But how to increase production using the same areas of land?
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The world's population is set to double by the end of the century. But there is only so much land available for food production.
Agriculture remains a major employer in Australia but the challenges of competition, food security and climate change are on the horizon.
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As the Coalition government prepares its second budget, how is the "five pillar" economy promised by Tony Abbott faring?