Over hundreds of million years of evolution, ants have come up with some pretty smart solutions to problems of agriculture, navigation and architecture. People could learn a thing or two.
The impact of climate change on the spread of crop pests is established. Biological control methods show some promise but the pace of climate change means scientists are in a race against time.
Dairy farming accounts for a quarter of New Zealand’s total emissions. Fermentation technology could help cut agricultural emissions, while also restoring water and ecological quality.
Despite the impact of flooding on food security, it is not recognised as a threat by policymakers.
Uncertainty around the government’s proposed agricultural emissions pricing scheme is creating a vacuum in the public debate. Maybe it’s time to hand the reins to someone else.
The barriers and benefits to reviving the UK textile industry.
Small-scale farmers find it difficult to commercialise and add value to the food chain.
A lack of data prevents governments and agri-food organizations from knowing what kinds of supports should be provided to reinvigorate Indigenous agricultural economies.
Environmental groups have criticised the government’s approach to nature – but what is this approach and why is it concerning?
To maintain our role as a global food bowl, Australia has to keep innovating in agricultural technology.
Not all human societies throughout history have been patriarchal.
Eating insects can carry a much lower environmental footprint than conventional meat. Should western cultures be incorporating more of them into their diets?
Farmers who use little or no fertiliser can use ecological practices to increase their yields.
Sam Vincent’s new book is a comic portrait of a farming apprenticeship, an interrogation of industrial agriculture and an example of how farmers are connecting with the land’s traditional owners.
The emission reduction targets outlined for Canadian fertilizer use will not lead to food shortages and food insecurity.
Improving the diets of livestock in Africa provides a rapid pathway to increasing nutrition for people.
Mid-size farms used to be the average farm in Canada, but the increase in both small and large farms has made it difficult to define what the new average farm size is.
A climate-friendly diet is a relatively easy way to reduce your environmental impact.
Algorithms can help determine what farm inputs and policies can boost food production.
Protests over shortages forced the ouster of Sri Lanka’s president, but the crisis has deep-set roots in ethnonationalism, which has encouraged corruption, argues an expert on the country’s politics.