Once crops have been harvested, farmers experience wastage and loss of food all over Africa.
Agriculture needs to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, yet we must also find a way to produce more food if we are to feed 10 billion people by 2050. A "just transition" could help make that happen.
Changing the way we farm is necessary – for us and the planet.
Urban farming can make it easier for city residents to obtain healthy, affordable food. But to raise big yields from small pieces of land, farmers need training and support.
US agriculture is dominated by large farms that rely on chemical inputs. In contrast, regenerative farming makes land and water healthier by mimicking nature instead of trying to control it.
Today’s production of more, better food from the same amount land means that tomorrow’s population may not go hungry.
No records of the size of Native American populations before 1492 and the arrival of Europeans survive. A new study has found answers.
Lusala, a wild yam that many in Zambia rely on for consumption and trade, is gradually taking longer to find due to deforestation.
More than 1500 sheep died across these voyages collectively from heat
stress, injury or disease – which was nevertheless under the official
“reportable mortality” rate.
South Africa must adopt traceability systems to effectively control foot and mouth disease.
Hazardous professions including agriculture and heavy engineering are already having to find ways to adapt.
Agriculture and the environment don't need to be at odds with each other. They are more closely interdependent than we realize.
Fertilizer is a key source of nitrogen pollution which fouls air and water worldwide. Current regulations target farmers, but focusing on producers could spur them to develop greener products.
Crises in the Darling River have raised questions about cotton and rice farming in the Murray Darling Basin.
Groundwater supplies around the world are under threat as drilling companies bore deeper and deeper wells.
Nigeria's agricultural sector simply isn't equipped to produce the amount of rice to meet demand.
Like Japan, the UK is facing an ageing population that is compounding other problems putting pressure on the labour market.
The farmer has long been held up in society as the 'real Australian', but this image ignores the role of agriculture in dispossessing Indigenous people of their lands and culture.
Guinea pigs are a good livestock choice and don't compete with humans for their food.
Farmers should use biopesticides - naturally occurring substances that kill pests such as the fall armyworm - instead of using pesticides, which are often highly toxic.