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.
New research suggests women farmers face significant challenges mostly due to stereotypes, sexism and women’s disproportionate responsibility for domestic and caregiving work.
Fires that burn the forest burn crops and pastures alike. But farmers in the eastern Amazon are left with few good options.
Although COVID-19 measures have had a negative impact on food supply in Nigeria, there are other factors responsible for the dramatic rise in food prices.
Aboriginal people once used native grasses to produce bread. So let’s resurrect Australia’s ancient breadmaking tradition.
In South African cities there’s an uneven distribution of trees, greenery and parks across racial and income geographies.
To reverse the current climate and ecological crises, governments must put an end to the damaging forms of technology, innovation, investments and incentives that contribute to it.
Many of the tools needed to tap into the potential of Africa’s livestock sector exist already.
Many of the more harmful pesticides have active ingredients – such as glyphosate – that are banned or heavily restricted in other places, such as Europe.
Pollutants from industrial and domestic sources in the Lagos lagoon represent a cocktail of environmental contaminants.
Millions of sacks of beans for export have been stuck in warehouses during the crisis.
Gene drive guarantees that a trait will be passed to the next generation. But should society use this tool to control insect populations?
The steep decline in biodiversity is worrying, especially as wild species are important for pollination and pest control.
Kenya’s urban poor lack enough food and the little they can afford is often unsafe and of poor nutritional value.
What are known as ‘ag-gag’ laws impede the transparency Canadians expect from farms and food-production facilities, particularly dangerous in the COVID-19 period.
It’s painfully clear nature is buckling under the weight of farming’s demands. There’s another way – but it involves accepting nature’s limits.
COVID-19 has proven that prioritizing the economy over the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable should never be an acceptable fix to economic woes.