Soil and water conservation projects can create fertile farmlands and change migration patterns linked to land degradation in Burkina Faso.
Mathematical modelling tools may predict where tsetse flies are being driven to extinction.
The solids from wastewater plants are usually dumped into landfills because they are contaminated with heavy metals. Now there is a way to remove the metals so the waste can be used as fertilizer.
George Monbiot’s documentary could delight and frustrate cultured meat lovers in equal measure.
Plastic packaging isn’t always the enemy and don’t be fooled by organic labels.
Overhunting of megafauna such as mammoths may have force us to take up farming, ultimately leading to modern society
We’re not powerless to change the future of food. Nature and technology can combine to nourish both the earth and its inhabitants.
2019 was a big year for dire warnings about the state of the planet, but crises can spur solutions.
New research shows even brief hot spells can damage seed quality.
Saving seed is a way of protecting the world’s vegetable varieties, saving money, and increasingly, a political statement too.
For crop farmers, the risk of low profit years has doubled.
Areas of the UK may lose their topsoil in little over a century according to new research.
The Indonesian government has been distributing funds for village development. In 2019, the money can also be used for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Smallholder farming might not be able to generate enough value on its own, but farmers still need support.
Industry lobbyists call it the ‘Great Food Transition’ and say it’s about saving the planet. But is this the whole story?
Farming and habitat destruction have caused the species to disappear from large areas of Europe.
Your taste for cheese and yoghurt may never have been satisfied were it not for illicit microbial sex.
New Zealand is a net exporter of many fruit and vegetables. While climate-change induced food shortages are not an imminent risk, some crops may be affected by rising temperatures and extreme weather.
Both drought and violence drove many Syrians out of their homes; even if the war ends, the continuing difficulty of farming will make it hard for them to return.
If you’re craving that freshly-cut tree smell, shop early and don’t be too choosy.