Jan. 12, 2022
This new approach to eating in high-income nations would slash more than half of all greenhouse gas emissions.
Jan. 7, 2022
Andalusia’s regional agriculture minister warned that the current Common Agricultural Proposal in Spain would lead to 53 percent of farmers losing funding.
Dec. 22, 2021
A new European Commission proposal aims to significantly slash imports of commodities associated with deforestation, especially in Brazil, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Dec. 22, 2021
New research shows that billions of working hours have been lost to excessive heat globally. The trend will accelerate in the next decades as the planet warms.
Dec. 20, 2021
The World Meteorological Organization predicts that La Niña will result in cooler, wetter weather in Australia. California, Europe and South America will experience much warmer, drier weather.
Dec. 8, 2021
Uncle Sam paid U.S. farmers a record-high $46.5 billion in 2020. Olive farmers in California missed out.
Oct. 21, 2021
Climate change is causing extensive damage to global agriculture. A new report warns that some of the worst impacts may be irreversible by 2030.
Oct. 6, 2021
More than half of greenhouse gas emissions are from growing food for livestock and the animals themselves. Plant production for human consumption produces far fewer emissions.
Oct. 5, 2021
Africa Climate Week highlighted the role of agriculture in the continent’s worsening desertification and climate crises, and its role in the potential recovery.
Sep. 30, 2021
The European Parliament’s agriculture and environment committees voted to pass the Farm to Fork strategy to a full vote in October.
Sep. 27, 2021
A conservation group has warned that one-third of the species on its “survival watchlist” are now at high risk of extinction.
Sep. 20, 2021
Much of the $540 billion provided to the agriculture sector each year harms the environment, harms vulnerable populations and creates market inequalities.
Sep. 20, 2021
A BBC report found that the number of days with temperatures that surpass 50 ºC has nearly doubled in the past 40 years.
May. 20, 2021
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, new research examines the association between the emergence of zoonotic diseases, forest clearance and monocultures.
Oct. 14, 2020
Erratic and unseasonable rainfalls will face olive growers in Italy, while farmers in Andalusia may no longer receive adequate chill hours as winter temperatures rise.
Sep. 8, 2020
In the fight to keep global temperatures from increasing more than 2 ºC (3.6 ºF) above pre-industrial levels, policy makers will need to focus on adapting their food systems to be more plant-based and sustainable, according to the United Nations and World Wildlife Fund.
Aug. 31, 2020
In an uncommon occasion in European politics, Phil Hogan has left his post as agriculture commissioner over the Golfgate scandal.
Aug. 12, 2020
Agricultural organizations from across the 27-member trading bloc are lobbying their representatives to restore the sector’s budget. If passed, the latest update of the Common Agricultural Policy will include a 10 percent cut.
Jul. 30, 2020
One of Italy’s largest agricultural firms has agreed to invest $200 million to provide more bargaining power and a larger pool of resources for independent farmers.
Feb. 21, 2020
Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns can fundamentally transform microorganism communities in the soil. This, in turn, impacts plant growth and, potentially, crop productivity.