Scientists just grew plants in soil from the Moon, but Antarctica has long provided researchers with the perfect place to test their agricultural techniques for a future in space.
Whether a combine harvester or a Diplodocus is the cause, compacted soils are a big problem.
Insect numbers and species decline steeply where agriculture and habitat loss coincide. Preserving natural habitat can reduce losses up to nine-fold
South Africa needs a more holistic approach to farming systems.
A scheme devised by the Morrison government to protect biodiversity and create new income for farmers may fail in its aims.
New research shows using social media can provide a much-needed boost to UK farmers’ wellbeing, connectedness and mental health, and even bank balances.
Farmers from the Groundswell movement want more concessions from the government but the environmental and economic cost might be more than New Zealand can afford.
Food prices already rose sharply during the pandemic, and they’re only going higher.
A new study finds climate change will make it hard to guarantee the supply of food.
A historian argues for conservation strategies that embrace creativity and diverse farming methods.
Helping transform food systems so they serve people around the world starts with taking an active approach to addressing inequalities.
What’s in store for South Africa’s agricultural sector.
Vegetables, fruits and legumes are nutritious and sustainable – but subsidies overwhelmingly neglect them.
It’s easy to be swayed by the grand promises of AI. But new technology is not the solution to everything. Do your sums first.
The future of Christmas food could include artificial meat, soil-free veg and hybrid protein treats.
Country by Bruce Pascoe and Bill Gammage is a dialogue between experts on First Nations ways of farming and agriculture. It is also a call to Australia to look after Country better.
The US has required motor fuels to contain 10% biofuels since 2005. As this program nears a key milestone in 2022, farm advocates want to expand it while critics want to pare it back or repeal it.
Eliminating the divide between commercial agriculture (mainly white) and subsistence farming (mainly black) requires effective public policy and the right incentives.
Permaculture – a mashup of ‘permanent’ and ‘culture’ – is a way of doing agriculture that’s inspired by the resilience and biodiversity of healthy natural ecosystems.
Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.