Locust outbreaks are driven by unusual climatic conditions.
To fully understand why droughts begin, persist and end, we need to answer the question: where does Australia’s rainfall come from? It may seem basic, but the answer isn’t so simple.
South Africa’s that current land reform strategies focus too narrowly on agricultural outcomes and transferred ownership - this undermines equitable and sustainable land reform.
An EU-UK trade deal will reinforce the certainty and continuity that South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Eswatini – plus Mozambique are seeking in their relationship with the UK.
By studying the DNA of people who lived in East Asia thousands of years ago, scientists are starting to untangle how the region was populated.
Wildlife populations have plummeted by 68% since 1970. But we have a plan to turn things around.
AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming – for worse as well as for better.
Potato cyst nematodes suppress crop growth and can cause huge yield losses of up to 80%, and even total crop failure.
Researchers are figuring out how plants respond to the presence of human cadavers. The findings could prove important for discovering the locations of murder victims or mass graves.
Low productivity is one of the biggest challenges facing Uganda’s maize industry. But smallholder farmers still won’t adopt improved seed.
Collective action by the industry and government is key to unlocking opportunities for small and medium-sized citrus growers.
Agricultural investments could play a role in reducing poverty and improving food security.
Beyond the struggle for land and water, new triggers of conflict between farmers and herders have emerged in northern Nigeria.
The Nigerian ministry of agriculture and rural development needs to focus on the adoption of modern rice processing techniques.
Burkina Faso’s genetically modified cotton success narrative was built on studies with methodological problems.
Just as humans can suffer from an imbalance of microbes in their gut, plants can suffer a similar syndrome in their leaves. This finding opens up new possibilities for improving food security.
Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming.
Poor and inconsistent pricing data makes it hard to assess agricultural markets.
Forests provide an essential buffer between people and wildlife — and the viruses they carry. Global agriculture is destroying forests, harming biodiversity and may be putting human life at risk.
The National Farmers’ Federation has called on the Morrison government to commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emission by 2050.