Agriculture

When Faced with Plant Viruses, Seed Kits Can Help Provide Nutrients

During the recent Plant Virus Epidemiology Symposium held in Arusha, Tanzania, leaders in science and agriculture discussed how plant viruses are jeopardizing f

Phones for Farmers to Combat Corruption

Getting phones into farmers’ hands may help curb corruption.

Will Climate Change and Increasing Production Costs Threaten the Dominance of Corn?

Even in the face of a gradually warming Corn Belt, farmland is growing more expensive. The costs and prices of corn can no longer be kept artificially low by go

Financial Giants Profiting from Food Crises through Food Speculation

Food speculation is driven by the rising and falling of the price of food item commodities.

Agriculture- and Nutrition-Based Initiatives that Empower Rural Adolescent Girls

Highlighting several initiatives in agriculture and nutrition to empower young women in rural economies

Aquaculture: The New Source of Seafood in 2013

Aquaculture has the potential to increase incomes, reduce malnutrition, and protect wild fish populations in developing regions.

Are Earth Markets the New Farmers’ Markets?

Producers who sell their goods in Earth Markets are smallholder and artisan farmers who are committed to charging reasonable prices for their products and engaging in fair labor treatment practices.

Raising the Steaks: The High (and Rising) Costs of Meat

The price of meat, particularly beef, will increase dramatically in the United States during 2013. These price spikes will likely affect not only what people eat at home, but also eventually how our meat is produced.

Oregano: An Aromatic Antibiotic?

Returning to more aromatic antibiotic alternatives, like oregano oil, might play a key part in quelling the growing resistance to drugs.

Quinoa: Key to Global Food Security?

Expanding cultivation of quinoa into more countries can help contribute to global food security for the planet’s nearly 1 billion hungry people.