Crops and Commodities

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.

USDA Invests US$1 Billion in Climate-Smart Agriculture

USDA announces a US$1 billion investment in pilot projects to support practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon.

2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress Highlights Importance of Crop Diversity

The Reawakened Foods Initiative recently featured storytellers who are working to raise awareness of agrobiodiversity around the world.

Food Security Policy Must Consider Local Context: “Climate Change and Poverty Are Inherently Sexist”

Climate change is having an increasingly negative impact on global food security, and these impacts are falling disproportionately on women.

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