Crops and Commodities

    Chef’s Smart Recipes for Customers, Farmers and the Planet

    Indian Chef Anahita Dhondy cooks with millets, providing people with an opportunity to discover how beneficial smart foods are for their health, farmers, and the planet.

    Report: Reaching Every Corner of the World with Sustainable Solutions

    Access and perception can keep many smallholder farmers in developing countries from swapping out pesticides for sustainable solutions.

    The Entrepreneurs Changing the Image of Coffee Production in Vietnam

    In the Central Highlands of Vietnam, a cooperative of coffee farmers is working to produce high-quality beans through sustainable production practices.

    15 Crops Secured in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

    Storing nearly 1 million seeds from genebanks worldwide in a cave at -18 degrees Celsius, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault ensures that if a genebank’s seeds vanish or fall into ruin, much the world’s biodiversity will still remain helping ensure food security.

    Sweden’s Dietary Guidelines: “Eat greener, not too much, and be active.”

    Sweden’s simple and straightforward approach to dietary recommendations makes it easy for citizens to make informed choices about their impact on the environment and their health.

    Opinion | How U.S. Agricultural Subsidies Degrade Land and Soil

    Agricultural lands are less productive than five years ago, even though global food production has increased. Agricultural subsidies promote practices that degrade soil health by damaging the nutrient rich microbiomes that help crops grow.

    Severe Weather in the U.S. Is Impacting Global Food Security

    Climate change brings heavy rainfall and flooding to key farm states in the Midwestern U.S. causing price spikes globally and a reminder that in a globalized food system the impacts are felt far beyond the farm.

    Opinion | How Fiery Desert Chilis Can Protect Us from Climate Change

    A landscape of thorny agaves, cacti, mesquite trees, and rock is not the first place one might imagine searching for the future of food. How could such a hot, dry place contain some of the keys to nourishing the world?

    Harmonizing Seed Rules in West and Central Africa

    CORAF and partners have coordinated uniform seed rules, which spurs seed import and export among neighboring African states.

    Opinion | Bringing Food Cold Chains to More People in India

    Only 4 percent of India’s perishable crops move through cold-chains, a big reason why food losses and malnourishment are still pervasive in the world’s second most populous country.