Crops and Commodities

New Tool Aims to Strengthen Food Security in Africa

New applications of artificial intelligence show promise to better equip governments and NGOs for growing food security challenges in Africa.

U.S. Farmers Need Incentives to Grow Organic Grains

Incentivizing American organic grain production can help reduce synthetic fertilizer use and import dependencies while generating farmer income and healthier soil.

Climate Change is Driving India’s Heat Waves, Increasing Wheat Prices

Climate change has increased the likelihood and intensity of heatwaves in India, forcing farmers to adapt.

The Impact of Higher Input Prices for Farmers, Food Security, and the Planet

Agricultural inputs, ranging from seeds to fertilizers, are critical to food production. Their rising prices are worrying for three primary reasons.

IPES-Food Reports Another Perfect Storm for Food Price Crisis

Russia’s war against Ukraine has resulted in the third global food price spike in 15 years.

Rising Food Prices Threaten Global Food Security

In recent weeks, food prices have reached record high levels. FAO’s Chief Economist discusses what this means for global hunger rates and the risk of social unrest as well as potential solutions.

Unblocking Ukrainian Seaports as a Tool to Overcome the Global Food Crisis

Unless action is taken to enable food exports from Ukraine, economist Vitalii Dankevych predicts that the world will see a humanitarian crisis.

European Supermarket Chains Boycott Brazilian Beef Linked to Amazon Deforestation

Several supermarket chains in Europe are boycotting Brazilian beef in response to a report revealing major Brazilian meat producers like JBS S.A., Marfrig, and Minerva indirectly source cattle from illegally deforested areas in the Amazon.

For Malawi, Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Presents Both Challenges and Opportunities

The war in Ukraine is expected to drive fuel, food, and fertilizer costs to historic highs in Malawi.

The Role of Agaves in Presilience at the Food/Water/Energy Nexus

Arid cities in the U.S./Mexico borderlands are using succulent crops in regenerative perennial food systems to reverse and halt climate change.

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