Elephants avoided areas where others were poached.
Zimbabwe’s 2021 bumper harvest is a welcome development but, it’s important to know what’s behind this success and what challenges remain.
Apple breeders have created crisp, juicy and tasty fruits, but the limited varieties leave crops vulnerable to diseases, pests and climate change. Introducing new traits could improve crop resilience.
Realities on the ground tell a different story from the claim that a Green Revolution ensures food security and increased income for smallholder farmers in Ghana.
Crop raiding is happening more often in the Masai Mara, in different places and at different times of the year.
Paraquat’s potentially lethal effects on humans are well known. But our research has found it also causes serious environmental damage.
Our research found that in 700 years, the 20th century was the wheatbelt’s wettest. This means all our drought predictions are skewed.
Moringa as a crop is on the rise in South Africa. But more must be done to make use of this versatile, climate resilient plant.
Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets.
Seedkeeping can create a sense of home, reconnect communities with ancestral crops and preserve biodiversity and culturally significant crops for future generations.
Indigenous foods such as cowpeas can improve people’s nutrition and help them cope with the hunger brought about by the effects of COVID-19 on foreign food imports.
Researchers have unearthed a ‘biological switch’ which could boost crop yield worldwide.
How Indigenous communities and a Timor-Leste NGO are reviving food sovereignty in one of Asia’s poorest countries.
If rolled out worldwide, our method could replace a quarter of all the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in agriculture.
Locust outbreaks are driven by unusual climatic conditions.
Just as humans can suffer from an imbalance of microbes in their gut, plants can suffer a similar syndrome in their leaves. This finding opens up new possibilities for improving food security.
Reducing our intake of discretionary foods such as cakes, biscuits, pizza and hot chips is the best way we can make our diets more sustainable.
Aboriginal people once used native grasses to produce bread. So let’s resurrect Australia’s ancient breadmaking tradition.
Fungi and other organisms called oomycetes are
highly adaptable. That’s bad news for the global food supply.
We must stop using biosolids for farmlands immediately, especially when alternative ways to recycle wastewater sludge already exist.