South Africa must adopt traceability systems to effectively control foot and mouth disease.
Hazardous professions including agriculture and heavy engineering are already having to find ways to adapt.
Agriculture and the environment don't need to be at odds with each other. They are more closely interdependent than we realize.
Fertilizer is a key source of nitrogen pollution which fouls air and water worldwide. Current regulations target farmers, but focusing on producers could spur them to develop greener products.
Crises in the Darling River have raised questions about cotton and rice farming in the Murray Darling Basin.
Groundwater supplies around the world are under threat as drilling companies bore deeper and deeper wells.
Nigeria's agricultural sector simply isn't equipped to produce the amount of rice to meet demand.
Like Japan, the UK is facing an ageing population that is compounding other problems putting pressure on the labour market.
The farmer has long been held up in society as the 'real Australian', but this image ignores the role of agriculture in dispossessing Indigenous people of their lands and culture.
Guinea pigs are a good livestock choice and don't compete with humans for their food.
Farmers should use biopesticides - naturally occurring substances that kill pests such as the fall armyworm - instead of using pesticides, which are often highly toxic.
The microbes living in the soils around plant roots can help plants deal with a variety of stresses.
Many of the crop plants that feed us waste 20 percent of their energy, especially in hot weather. Plant geneticists prove that capturing this energy could boost crop yields by up to 40 percent.
Donald Trump portrays migrants as a foreign problem 'dumped' on America's doorstep. That view ignores the global forces that bind nations together, including trade, climate change and colonization.
Medium-scale farms are an important driver of agricultural and rural transformation in much of Africa.
The thin layer of soil on our planet's surface ultimately sustains us all, but it's a finite resource. With a growing global population, perhaps it is time to start looking for alternatives.
Earth is fast approaching the red lines that scientists have urged temperatures cannot cross if we have any hope of avoiding catastrophic climate change. Here are the emergency measures we need.
Without an array of ecosystems and species, it's tough for farmers to grow crops or ranchers to raise animals.
An Australian steer named Knickers broke the internet this week. The heavyweight Holstein-Friesian weighs as much as a small car, but genetically speaking he's within the normal range (just).
Rising seas and groundwater depletion, both driven by climate change, are making soils saltier in many parts of the world. Farmers will need help adapting, especially in developing countries.