The agricultural workforce is changing but a worryingly unsophisticated understanding of workforce diversity lingers in the sector – especially in terms of Indigenous involvement in agriculture.
Eliminating the divide between commercial agriculture (mainly white) and subsistence farming (mainly black) requires effective public policy and the right incentives.
Ghana is losing out the booming global cashew industry in terms
of job and revenue generations.
The collapse of local government in small towns is beginning to affect investment in farming, and the ability of agribusinesses to operate.
It’s possible to feed the world’s 7.8 billion people with more environmentally friendly farming practices. Here’s how.
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.
Veterinarians are already at risk of emotional distress and burnout. The experiences of an Alberta veterinary practice shows COVID-19 is having a further impact.
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.
And why development funders should listen to smallholder farmers
The question in drought relief is this: do we want more or fewer people to be involved in a farming activity that is vulnerable to drought?
These inspirational food sharing initiatives around the world demonstrate that sustainable food system can – and should – be democratic.
Huwã Karu Yuxibu, the cultural centre of the Huni Kuin indigenous group in the Amazonian state of Acre, was destroyed by fire in August.
Sharing seeds was common practice among farmers throughout history until the rise of agribusiness. Now seeds are trademarked and regulated, but there’s a new place to get them for free: the library.
As much as one-third of animal species in the tropics could be eradicated if their habitats continue to be converted for monoculture farming. We can all do something to make a difference.
The global food system has been operating in post-truth mode for decades.
Netflix’s new film is a timely intervention into discussions on whether it can ever be ethically sound to eat meat.
Many African countries are still searching for inclusive commercial farming models that can bring in private investment without dispossessing local people.
Getting food on to our plates out of season relies on a fragile business ecosystem. The latest shortages show how easily this can break down.
US farmers and agribusiness can help themselves by helping Africa to meet its rapidly growing food needs.
The gains reported in 2016 went hand in hand with overall growth in Africa over the last two decades.