A farmer paddles to his fields on an artificial island among canals, part of an ancient Aztec system known as chinampas, in 2021.
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Agricultural sustainability is as much about power and sovereignty as it is about soil, water and crops.
Human health depends on having a liveable planet and this is inextricably linked to food systems.
Nano-enabled pesticides may be efficient but could be hazardous to the surrounding environment beyond target crop pests.
Nano-enabled pesticides could pose huge risks and they aren’t being regulated effectively enough yet.
Dairy cows are prone to getting udder infections.
Kenya’s smallholder farmers aren’t using antibiotics properly, some are of poor quality and some antibiotics are being found in milk.
Cotton in bloom in Oklahoma.
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Cotton is one of the world’s largest crops and is harvested with large, heavy machines. Robotic harvesting could yield higher-quality cotton with less damage to plants and soil.
European farmers took various demands to Brussels on February 1, 2024, clogging the streets with 1,300 tractors as EU leaders met for a summit.
At the farmers’ protests in Brussels in February, there were some who demanded for authorities to cut back red tape, while others rallied against market concentration. But such a polarisation isn’t insurmountable.
As we go from fishing to fish farming, we should borrow restorative approaches from permaculture.
Incentives have so far benefited large landowners and created lifeless plantations.
A mannequin in a coffin illustrates the distress of many farmers who have been demonstrating for several days on the A7. Photo taken on 24 January near Montélimar.
Why are French farmers blocking the roads? An academic who has been studying discontent within the farming world since 2019 provides some clues.
The health of our soils is poor – and getting worse. Here’s why that matters and what we can do about it
The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and Agricore United merged in June 2007.
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One hundred years after the founding of the once-mighty Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, the time might be ripe for a revival of Prairie farmer co-operatives.
Chickens are vibrant communicators.
Artificial intelligence can process large amounts of chicken vocalizations, identifying patterns in the birds’ communications.
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Switching to a plant-based diet could save lives.
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The great Irish poet left a legacy of astonishing poems that speak to new readers with their deep wisdom and quietly devastating imagery.
Vaccinating livestock against common disease not only improves animal welfare, it’s good for the planet too.
In the last two decades alone, Canada has lost nearly 150,000 farmers with the current population standing at just 260,000. Barriers to farming need to be addressed to mitigate this loss.
The impact of agricultural issues extends far beyond the farming community. Current social crises, including biodiversity loss and food inaccessibility, affect everyone.
Herbicides and pesticides wash downriver from farms and towns – and some of these chemicals are taken up by oysters.
Managing methane from belching cattle is a top innovation priority.
Food systems are increasingly disrupted by climate disasters, while also being a major contributor to climate change. World leaders at COP28 vowed to do something about it.
Farming today is as much about data as hardware.
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AI is exciting and scary, but it’s also a very useful tool. Here’s how AI is helping farmers shore up their bottom lines, protect the environment and boost food security.
Workers use a lift to check herbs at a vertical farm greenhouse in Cleburne, Texas.
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Digital twin technology is a huge boon for indoor farming and may hold the key to addressing rising global food scarcity.