Small and medium-scale farmers and agri-businesses in Southern and Eastern Africa, which are at the heart of inclusive food value chains, are not receiving fair prices for their produce.
A new study provides a detailed way to calculate the climate impact of food production, which could lead to more sustainable farming policies and methods.
The cost of food that gets trashed anywhere between the farm and your plate is hundreds of billions of dollars a year in just the US. But a lot can be salvaged as ingredients for other food products.
How to keep food prices down? Use technology to change the way we produce food and public policy to ensure there’s a fair price put on things like climate change, human labour and animal welfare.
Pandemic viruses arise from raising, harvesting and eating animals. Policy strategy for averting the next pandemic should include supporting those already seeking to make plant-based dietary changes.
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.
It’s possible to feed the world’s 7.8 billion people with more environmentally friendly farming practices. Here’s how.
Year round local food production is within our grasp, and will slash agriculture’s climate impact — but only if we embrace agricultural technology.
The €24 billion spent supporting farm incomes in richer regions could more than cover the EU's Biodiversity Strategy.
Coronavirus has shown how damaging ill-health can be for the economy, and poor diet is the world’s leading cause of ill-health.
Using innovative technologies like Bitcoin and automation can help protect our food supply chains from disruptions like the one caused by the current coronavirus pandemic.
Food is essential to survival. It is also essential to identity. During times of national crisis like the coronavirus pandemic and in the historical landscape, food issues become prominent.
Taking a look at food supply chains in South Africa during the lockdown.
If lab-grown meat is truly going to be the next frontier in ethical eating, it’s important to consider who’s most at risk of being left behind in the race to develop it.
COVID-19 is showing us we must work collectively to put resilience alongside efficiency as the primary drivers for the systems we depend upon each and every day for food.
Sweeping changes are in store for British farming, but they’re not guaranteed to benefit struggling ecosystems.
Not all droughts are the same and South Africa needs to have a targeted approach to each type.
The impact of climate change on agriculture and food production is clear: the sector will suffer. Here’s what needs to be done.
Zimbabwe’s food insecurity is not just about food production, but access too. It is affected by, among others, the value of assets when sold and social and cultural dimensions that go into exchange.
South Africa’s recently introduced carbon tax may lead to financial losses in the short term, but it’s necessary and will be beneficial in the long term.