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This crucial fertiliser component is mostly found in just five countries.
Flags of G20 members in Bali, Indonesia.
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This year’s G20 faces more difficult challenges than ever before.
New train services like this, in Lagos, are designed to boost economic activities and ease movement of passengers.
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Bola Tinubu will be saddled with a near comatose economy. Here are four priorities that would make the difference.
Workers fill bags with fertiliser in Morocco’s northern city of Meknes.
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How well Morocco manages challenges to its fertiliser industry will affect its own development and the stability of food supplies across the world.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) met in Ankara, Turkey on June 8 2022 to discuss Ukrainian grain exports.
Negotiations between Russia and Turkey to ensure safe passage of Ukrainian grain hint at a new era of global food diplomacy.
Hleketani farmers attend a meeting of their grocery savings club.
Crisis is a given for resource-poor households globally, but — in the absence of supportive policies — so are these careful strategies of self-provisioning and mutual aid.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly pledged to keep food prices in the fair range amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
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Egypt is already feeling the impact of the war, which has led to recent cancellation of tenders due to lack of offers, in particular from Ukraine and Russia.
A baby scale hangs on a tree branch during a malnutrition screening session in Ifotaka, southern Madagascar.
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Out of the last six years in Madagascar, five years have had poor or very bad rainy seasons.
A fisherman removes a fishing net laid out to dry on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, on May 5 2020.
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The pandemic has disrupted local, regional and national supply chains, making the problem of hunger in India much worse.
Apart from their functional purpose, products can also impact how we feel, both about ourselves and our situation.
The future of farming is ours to decide.
We all need to eat. Experts imagine how the next agricultural revolution can feed us while fighting climate change and habitat destruction, instead of accelerating it.
Somalia is a case of subtle connections between drought, food insecurity and conflict.
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It’s wrong to blame climate change for famine and conflict. These can either be prevented, or the impact minimised, if institutions and mechanisms of good governance are in place.
Australia already has many plants that can cope with harsh conditions.
Australia’s deserts can be a harsh environment but plant life still survives there. So why not use them to develop the next generation of drought-resistant crops?
Science and technology has always helped us feed the world. GM has more to offer, if we let it.
Food banks are great, but a living wage is better.
Charitable food provision is growing, and more and more people are being fed by food banks and other initiatives. The press and TV have debated the legitimacy of such provision and highlighted the number…
We need more, but more of what? Perhaps not this.
Resource-intensive agriculture, despite its productivity, nevertheless has failed to feed the world’s current population, never mind the nine billion people expected by 2050. This system that currently…
People should not be hungry with the food, resources, and technology at our disposal.
How much would you pay for staying alive? How much would you pay for breathing pure air? That may seem a silly question since air is everywhere, accessible to all. Air is a global public good, part of…
New research has shown that garlic supplements in the diets of fish can keep fanged parasites at bay. Parasites can endanger…
Dr Mark Post and his bred-in-a-bucket burger. Would you?
The launch of the lab-bred “meat” in London was a masterly act of timing, theatre, and media management. But now that rabbit is out of the hat, there are questions that need to be asked, and answers that…
Forget the farm – meat can be grown in a petri dish. But is it a ‘world first’?
When “the world’s first laboratory-grown burger” was unveiled, cooked and eaten last week, the story received saturation news coverage. But was it really the first? Or was this story served up to a ravenous…