The effects of the climate crisis, compounded by the rising costs of cost of food, fuel, and fertilizer, are threatening to drive rates of hunger even higher.
Agricultural inputs, ranging from seeds to fertilizers, are critical to food production. Their rising prices are worrying for three primary reasons.
The war in Ukraine is expected to drive fuel, food, and fertilizer costs to historic highs in Malawi.
As Russia’s war on Ukraine continues, farmers are facing shortages of labor and supplies.
Five college students won $5,000 at this year’s @WegePrize for their plan to recycle waste into sustainable fertilizer. The group projects that their organic fertilizer will cut costs for rural farmers by 35 percent.
The U.S. Congress is currently writing a new version of the Farm Bill, a massive piece of legislation that will determine the future of food and agriculture for the next four years. Senator Pat Roberts, the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, could use his position to undermine the power of the National Organic Standards Board. The Board is a valuable source of democratic representation in the regulatory process for agriculture across the United States.
“If we want to continue to develop as a society, we need to be more resourceful and conscious of the resources we use and to use them in a more sustainable way,” says Justin Kamine, Co-Founder and Partner of KDC Ag.