Is banning imports a good way to boost the local agricultural sector? Has it worked elsewhere?
Calestous Juma 3 days ago
"Smart farming solutions will become the cornerstone of global food production over the next decade."
Research has increased to see how food crops cope with dry conditions, and scientists are breeding and crossing seeds to make them more drought-tolerant
Anastasia Moloney 13 Mar 2017
More developing countries urgently need insurance to cushion their farmers against weather extremes that can worsen poverty, but it is no magic bullet to ward off the escalating impacts of climate change, experts say
Alex Whiting 10 Mar 2017
Could harnessing the power of "resurrection plants" - with the ability to survive severe water shortages for years - hold the secret to feeding a hungry planet?
Peter Lykke Lind 9 Mar 2017
It is not enough to be a great farmer nowadays. You also need to be a great marketer and learning to think about yourself, those that work for you and what you produce in the way that a journalist would
Brian Berkman 7 Mar 2017
The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries
The Annual Meetings provides a good opportunity for India, cradle of the Green Revolution, to share its experiences with thousands of participants who will attend the Bank's foremost annual gathering
African farmers face one of the greatest balancing acts of the 21st century - feeding a rapidly expanding population without causing irreparable damage to the environment they rely on
Nicolas Mounard 28 Feb 2017
An obscure climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean is contributing to an East Africa drought that is threatening the lives of millions of people, as famine looms
Jared Ferrie 24 Feb 2017
A weather app, designed for developing countries to assist users in predicting severe weather events or disasters, has been launched…
Intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and climate change has put mankind's ability to feed itself in jeopardy a new report by FAO warns
US researchers have come up with a new method of estimating crop yields from small farms in Africa using high-resolution images from the latest generation of satellites
Magdalena Mis 15 Feb 2017
African countries face challenges in detecting such outbreaks because they have weak avian influenza surveillance systems
Jeanette Dawa 15 Feb 2017
Failure to make our food systems more resilient to climate change will "seriously compromise" food production in many regions and could doom international efforts to end hunger and poverty
IYP has helped raise awareness of the benefits of pulses and boosted knowledge sharing and partnerships, but these gains must be strengthened further to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
The general story is that farmers are adopting improved agricultural practices, that productivity is increasing and that rural economies are burgeoning
Brendan Brown and Ian Nuberg 8 Feb 2017
US farmers and agribusiness can help themselves by helping Africa meet its rapidly growing food needs. This can be done through investments in agri-food systems as well as supporting a sustainable, efficient global food system
Thomas Jayne 7 Feb 2017
According to two new studies produces by scientists in collaboration with FAO, wheat rust is spreading further in Europe, Africa, and Asia