The US has required motor fuels to contain 10% biofuels since 2005. As this program nears a key milestone in 2022, farm advocates want to expand it while critics want to pare it back or repeal it.
Eliminating the divide between commercial agriculture (mainly white) and subsistence farming (mainly black) requires effective public policy and the right incentives.
Permaculture – a mashup of ‘permanent’ and ‘culture’ – is a way of doing agriculture that’s inspired by the resilience and biodiversity of healthy natural ecosystems.
Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.
If we want to reduce carbon emissions and preserve planetary ecosystems, we need to protect our soils.
African livestock keepers need help: without proactive interventions, increasing temperatures will reduce meat and milk production.
Child labour rates, and potentially other sensitive subjects, are not being measured accurately
Field trials of genetically edited crop plants are to be allowed in England under new government proposals.
Zimbabwe’s 2021 bumper harvest is a welcome development but, it’s important to know what’s behind this success and what challenges remain.
Soil degradation is a huge challenge for farmers around the world. But new research is showing how farmers can balance crop yields with protecting the environment.
Adopting more environmentally conscious farm models would safeguard our agricultural exports, cut emissions and help protect nature.
Due to warfare, ploughing and planting was not timely in Tigray. This may lead to a second year with failed crops.
Food waste is responsible for 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
Evidence shows protecting name of products associated with specific area brings community benefits.
The basic payments scheme that sustains 90% of farmers will be gone by 2028, but the reductions are biting already.
A technology arms war is escalating as high-tech thieves attempt to steal expensive equipment from farmers.
New ABARES research examines the climate change challenge facing Australian farmers
A new report calls for a greener and fairer food system in England.
At the centre of the persisting violence in the north-central region of Nigeria is bad governance.
Egg production standards are about more than just a happy compromise. Hens are sentient, intelligent beings. Like us, they deserve a good life.