Crops and Commodities

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.

Opinion | Beyond Hummus

There’s little doubt that chickpea farmers will be sorely challenged by the extremes caused by climate change. But if we find a place at the dinner table for wild relatives, there will be enough hummus, chana masala, and farinata di ceci to go around.

Time to “Say No” to Atlantic Salmon in Australia

Aquaculture may be a key player in providing food security to a growing population, but if it isn’t done carefully, the environment on which it relies can pay the price.

How a Syrian Genebank Secured Over 100,000 Seeds During Wartime, Maybe Saving The Future of Wheat

ICARDA saved over 100,000 varieties of seeds held in a genebank in Syria. Their work is contributing to the knowledge of the world and paving the way for other genebanks to follow suit.

Indian Celebrity Chef Cooks Up Traditional Grains and Fair Prices for Farmers

Ranveer Brar is an Indian celebrity chef who informs consumers about traditional cooking, while also empowering farmers through his work with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

New Study Highlights Importance of Investing in Emerging Food Markets

By fixing the inefficient steps along the supply chain that lead to less available nutritious food, investments in Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia can see better health outcomes.

Dr. Bronner’s Helps Bring Better Opportunities to Farmers in India

A sustainable soap company is paving the way for using sustainable agricultural practices which can be used to build a better food system.

Stop Sowing Those Seeds! Outdated Laws in Western Africa Restrict Farmer's Crop Choices

Policies related to seed law need reform if West African farmers are to improve crop diversity and manage their own seeds.

SRI: More Crop Per Drop, Better Lives for Farmers with Lotus Foods

Caryl Levine and Ken Lee, co-founders and co-CEOs of Lotus Foods, talk about supporting smallholder rice farmers through promoting System of Rice Intensification.