Crops and Commodities

ICIPE Wants to Advance Insect Technology Globally

Nairobi-based research institute icipe is helping to lead international efforts that seek to introduce insect technology across food systems.

Catastrophic Floods Cause Major Disruptions to Brazil’s Agricultural Sector

Record rainfall caused destructive flooding in Rio Grande do Sul, resulting in major disruptions to the Brazilian food system.

Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute: Sowing Seeds of Sustainability

Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute is preserving indigenous wisdom to create a more sustainable and resilient world.

Local Grains Promote Food Sovereignty in West Africa: “This Is the Future of Baking”

There is a growing movement to incorporate local, traditional crops into breadmaking and reduce Senegal’s reliance on imports.

Mexico’s Proposed GM Corn Ban Sparks North American Trade Turmoil

From shaking up the American corn lobby to protecting traditional crops in Mexico, see how a ban on genetically modified corn could transform agriculture.

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.

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