Wuilber Machaca, a quinoa farmer who lives in the Aymara community of Huancarani in Peru’s Puno region.
As the twin crises of climate change and Covid-19 continue to unfold, a traditional crop can help South American communities preserve biodiversity and their heritage.
Iraqis buy produce at a street market in Baghdad during the COVID-19 pandemic, July 14, 2020.
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A new UN report shows that hunger and food insecurity are rising worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic is adding to this trend, but is not the major driver.
Ronald Jackson sells dried fish on the roadside in Mangochi, Malawi.
Nutrition policies offer the chance for us to think differently about men and women's roles in society.
Fish for sale in a Dakar, Senegal.
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Small-scale fisheries buffer poverty and hunger in coastal countries.
A Kenyan women removes maize from husks.
Understanding the political economy around maize production puts into context debates on key interventions in the value chain.
Parmesan cheese, prosciutto, salami, olive oil… Italian food is at the heart of intense diplomatic lobbying.
To defend traditional Italian products such as meats and cheeses – delicious, but often high in fat and salt – the country's government has launched an intense lobbying campaign to fight nutrition labels.
Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro on the campaign trail in Rio.
Jair Bolsonaro has very rightwing views likely to put a final nail in the coffin off Brazil's Africa moment spearheaded by former president Lula da Silva.
A Zimbabwean man harvests maize from a field outside Harare.
The Food and Agriculture organisation estimates that 30 to 40% of total food production is lost before it reaches the market. The losses in Africa are greater and sustainable strategies are needed.
By the end of the 1990s, the idea of encroaching deserts had become difficult to defend.
Africa's great green wall suffers from a major mismatch between ambition and effort. But that's not to say it should be ditched altogether.
Participatory community mapping and community land protection can yield tangible results for poor and vulnerable populations.
Making land governance work in practice is easier said than done. The process of agreeing to international guidelines has been intensely political – as is their implementation.