Fuel storage tanks at South Africa’s Durban harbour. Blocking the transport of fuel will stop the transport of food.
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South Africans should not panic about the food system. But authorities will need to act swiftly and assertively to restore stability.
Barnaby Joyce’s pro-mining stance is at odds with the more progressive quarters of the party, and puts the Nationals in a difficult position on global carbon tariffs.
Ranger David Wongway on Angas Downs, Northern Territory.
The characterisation of Aboriginal worlds at 1788 is the central debate between Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu and Peter Sutton and Kerryn Walshe’s Farmers or Hunter-gatherers.
Animal welfare protesters rally in front of a live export ship in Fremantle harbour, June last year.
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Advocacy groups play a crucial and neglected role in revealing systemic animal mistreatment. We need to make their actions unnecessary by with better transparency in the industries.
Catholics in Lagos protest against the incessant killings in Benue state.
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At the centre of the persisting violence in the north-central region of Nigeria is bad governance.
African farmers need homegrown solutions to improve food security.
Barriers to independent national decision making in farming need to be challenged if agricultural sustainability is to be developed.
Egg production standards are about more than just a happy compromise. Hens are sentient, intelligent beings. Like us, they deserve a good life.
Containers of the herbicide glyphosate at a farm supply store in northeast Thailand in 2019.
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Roundup may be taking a beating in the US, where three juries have concluded that it gave plaintiffs cancer, but it’s still widely used around the globe.
Traders leave their cabbages after the County Governor ordered the closure of the main open air market to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Kisumu, Kenya.
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Lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 had various effects on food as it went from farms to plates.
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Solve the climate and extinction crises together, or solve neither.
Soybeans sprout on an Illinois farm through corn stubble left on an unplowed field from the previous season – an example of no-till farming.
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Policymakers want to pay farmers for storing carbon in soil, but there are no uniform rules yet for measuring, reporting or verifying the results. Four scholars offer some ground rules.
UK pig farms have some of the highest welfare standards in the world.
Converting food waste to animal feed – or reducing it altogether by supermarkets working with farmers – could save millions of tonnes of food from being discarded. It could also help raise animal welfare standards.
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We need a free trade agreement for vegetables – and not much else.
If problems in such schemes are not addressed, the credibility of soil carbon trading will be undermined. Ultimately the climate - and the planet - will be the loser.
Thorvald: an autonomous robot from Saga Robotics.
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Autonomous robots hold great promise for the agricultural sector, but it’s vital that the public gets a say in their creation.
Food prices are poised to become higher post-pandemic. But using technology smartly and humanely can put the brakes to food price inflation.
How to keep food prices down? Use technology to change the way we produce food and public policy to ensure there’s a fair price put on things like climate change, human labour and animal welfare.
Cattle grazing on a farm near Tulbagh in the Western Cape, South Africa.
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The collapse of local government in small towns is beginning to affect investment in farming, and the ability of agribusinesses to operate.
Farmers working the land in the Western Sahara, Egypt.
A changing climate threatens the balance that communities in drylands have created.
Workers sort coffee beans at a coffee estate in Ruiru, a suburb on the outskirts of Nairobi.
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Kenya needs to address spending inefficiencies to attain the goals outlined in the budget.
Ghana’s Green Revolution has not been as successful as portrayed.
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.