Unless Africa can manage the effects of climate change, the agricultural future for many African’s looks bleak.
Unless Africa can manage the effects of climate change, the agricultural future for many Africans looks bleak.
Water makes all the difference for agricultural crops.
US Geological Survey
The majority of water that people use goes to agriculture. In a drier, hungrier future, we'll need to use what water we have with less waste. Technologies being developed now will help.
To have any chance of coaxing species like the Secretary bird back from the brink of extinction we must reconcile the pressures of food production with the need for nature conservation.
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Farmers hold the key to prevent ecological degradation and promote conservation
Research shows monocultures of crops - such as this canola field - can be bad for the environment.
Monocultures - vast expanses of a single crop - may look pretty, but mounting research shows they are likely bad for environment. And in turn that's bad news for farms as well.
Despite increases in education attainment, the educated youth in sub-Saharan Africa find that there are no jobs suited to their levels of education.
School enrolment rates in sub-Saharan Africa have increased markedly in recent years, but it is failing its newly educated young by not creating jobs commensurate with their education.
Mitigation efforts could help alleviate the impacts of climate change on food security and agriculture in Africa.
Climate change is affecting all regions of the globe. But some places, such as Africa, are more vulnerable than others.
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There's a battle going on in your garden between invasive and valuable domestic pollinators. Here's how to tilt the fight in favor of our humble bumble bee.
Australian food exports, like beef, are regarded by Chinese buyers as clean and safe.
AAP Image/Dan Peled
Australia's emerging agriculture boom can last much longer than the mining boom -- but the industry needs policies that will encourage investment.
True Australians: hard workers, quiet achievers and generally underappreciated labourers.
Insects are largely hidden from view or maligned unfairly, but they make a tremendous contribution to the Australian economy.
UKIP once again bases a whole policy on EU withdrawal.
It's easy to poke holes in UKIP's plans for agriculture.
Wheat ready for harvest in New South Wales. But how to increase production using the same areas of land?
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The world's population is set to double by the end of the century. But there is only so much land available for food production.
Agriculture remains a major employer in Australia but the challenges of competition, food security and climate change are on the horizon.
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As the Coalition government prepares its second budget, how is the "five pillar" economy promised by Tony Abbott faring?
The move to cultivating the land for food has dramatic impact on the male population.
The change of lifestyle from 10,000 years ago had a dramatic impact on the male divefrsity revealed in DNA.
“All we want is the chance to go to a supermarket.”
Cheap "ugly food" campaigns in supermarkets have been criticised as not really helping to cut food waste. But they do, by ensuring that more of what farmers grow actually makes it into the shops.
Sheep farming would be protected by an Animal Welfare Commissioner.
Plaid Cyrmu's agricultural policies clash with Wales' current course of action.
The decoration of choice by Europe’s farming-friendly forefathers.
Studying beads, shells and animal teeth – ornaments which carried deep cultural meaning to prehistoric man – reveals that northern Europeans resisted the spread of agriculture for centuries.
Can you spot the crop?
Little is known about how parasitic plants live side-by-side with their hosts. But new genetic techniques may help scientists gain further insights.
Food to table, Chicago style.
Urban and regional planners need to play a bigger role in bringing healthy food to cities and towns. One research project aims to change that.
Water from coal seam gas mining would be treated at a reverse osmosis plant before being re-injected into the ground.
The Queensland government wants companies to use waste water from coal seam gas extraction for useful purposes such as recharging aquifers. New CSIRO research shows that, with careful monitoring, it can be done.
A conceptual variable-rate fertilization system that would use sensors to determine how much fertilizer to apply in real-time.
R Sui and J A Thomasson
Precision agriculture harnesses technology to help farmers grow more food using less water, fertilizer, pesticide, fuel and labor.