Sesame seeds could help boost local diets in Ghana
Oilseeds in local diets could be the answer to poverty in Ghana’s savanna region.
Around 25,000 Ethiopians fleeing conflict in the Tigray region have crossed into neighbouring Sudan.
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Food security in Tigray was becoming critical even before the current armed conflict.
A man is chasing away a swarm of desert locusts early in the morning, on May 21, 2020 in Samburu County, Kenya.
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The best option to manage desert locusts is to manage them at their breeding sites with sustainable options, such as biopesticides.
Buffel grass surrounding
Hakea divaricata, a bushfood and medicine tree.
Buffel grass causes just as much damage to native wildlife as feral cats. But with the right control measures, biodiversity can bounce back.
A woman in Timor-Leste surveys her chili crop.
How Indigenous communities and a Timor-Leste NGO are reviving food sovereignty in one of Asia's poorest countries.
Fires on Kilimanjaro, October 2020.
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There have been several severe fires on Kilimanjaro over the last few decades that have dramatically changed land cover.
A center-pivot sprinkler with precision application drop nozzles irrigates cotton in Texas.
An invisible crisis is brewing in US farm country as the overpumped Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer drains. The key drivers are federal farm subsidies and the tax code.
If rolled out worldwide, our method could replace a quarter of all the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in agriculture.
Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate.
Herders at the N'gonga cattle market, Niger: Changing rainfall patterns alter locations of pastures the migrating herders depend on.
Changing climatic conditions and ecological hazards are an important migration driver in sub-Saharan Africa.
Corn plants in a flooded field near Emden, Ill., May 29, 2019.
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New research shows that one-third of yearly nitrogen runoff from Midwest farms to the Gulf of Mexico occurs during a few heavy rainstorms. New fertilizing schedules could reduce nitrogen pollution.
Small-scale farming creates more jobs in South Africa.This one is in Soweto, Johannesburg.
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The new initiative reproduces the core weaknesses of post-apartheid state land and agricultural policy. These have done little to improve the livelihoods of the poor.
An insecticide being mixed.
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Small, practical messaging campaigns on pesticide toxicity can lead farmers to choose safer, less-toxic pesticides.
Penambahan caampuran solar dengan nabati ol.
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Green diesel may be intended to reduce emissions but it is not necessarily environmentally and socially sound.
South Africa’s dust sources are largely caused by the human response to drought conditions.
Soil loss in South Africa can have a negative impact on air quality and food security.
Trump prepares to give a speech to farmers in Mills River, N.C., in August.
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US farmers have suffered billions in losses due to the trade war and the coronavirus pandemic, yet surveys suggest they still back the president by a wide margin.
Rural communities are dynamic and complex. Imposing innovations that don’t speak to the needs of these communities will inhibit rural development.
Brewing thunderstorm in the dessert area of the Karoo in South Africa.
Trends across the different rainfall zones can be linked to changes recorded for large-scale climate systems.
Fruit production of shea is limited by lack of pollination and this limitation is greater at sites with less tree and shrub diversity.
Fruit production of shea is often limited by a lack of pollination which is more pronounced in places with less tree and shrub diversity.
American biochemist Jennifer A. Doudna, left, and French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for chemistry.
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The tools to rewrite the genetic code to improve crops and livestock, or to treat genetic diseases, has revolutionized biology. A CRISPR engineer explains why this technology won the Nobel, and its potential.