Eggs can remain in the soil for several years with the embryos waiting to receive sufficient moisture to complete development. This results in synchronised hatching when there's sufficient rain.
First ever feeding experiments reveal that solitary bees need to carb-load – and can be picky when it comes to dieting.
Stenophylla's black cherries have brightened prospects for a coffee supply that can withstand rising disease, pests and droughts.
Because Brazil's economic prosperity in the last two decades is increasingly linked to the Amazon's good health, restoring the country's economy is a critical first step toward ending deforestation.
If a bill before the US Congress succeeds, it would further suppress global demand for kangaroo products and lead to more animal suffering, not less.
To overcome food insecurity, especially in a pandemic, Nigeria's emergency preparedness requires a total overhaul of it's agri-food supply chain.
Misconceptions of rural realities can have serious implications. Better use of data can help avoid this and lead to policies that will help rural communities recover in the post-pandemic.
Institutional problems make it difficult to satisfy livestock and crop farmers' interests, already in contest over agricultural resources.
While most areas experienced a reduction in air pollution in response to lockdown measures, other areas saw only small improvements or even an air quality deterioration.
A new survey serves up a tall order for UK agricultural policy outside the EU.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges.
Harmful algae blooms are an increasing problem in Florida. Once nutrients are in the water to fuel them, little can be done to stop the growth, and the results can be devastating for marine life.
A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change.
This is not an imaginary future dystopia. It's a scientific projection of Australia under 3℃ of global warming – a future we must both strenuously try to avoid, but also prepare for.
Women and girls are forced to spend hours each day hauling water for their households. Beyond harming both physical and mental health, this takes time away from economic activities and caregiving.
Nile communities carefully monitored and recorded the river’s flow. Centuries later these records are still being used by water resource managers around the world to analyse unpredictable river flows.
Sustainable financial inclusion in Nigeria requires interventions that strengthen financial capability, participation and well-being of small-scale farmers.
Rural migrant farmers are bearing the brunt of climate change in Ghana
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.
The government intervening to ensure food safety will increase awareness among producers and consumers.