In many parts of the world, agriculture has been marked by increased productivity. And yet, that alone has not been enough to eradicate hunger globally.
There's also been a backlash against the external environmental impact of conventional agriculture, leading to powerful movements in favor of organic and sustainable farming.
The Congo Basin rainforest spans six countries in central Africa. It's a biodiversity hotspot, and yet it's disappearing at an alarming rate. Often cleared for agriculture, environmentalists are encouraging farmers to adopt more sustainable methods to grow crops and protect the forest.
In rural Bolivia, making a sustainable living is becoming difficult for smallholders. But the country's women, who are traditionally responsible of farming, are demonstrating resilience to the effects of climate change.
Thailand is one of the major exporters of meat - at the expense of the environment: fodder corn plantations leach out the soil and destroy the environment. More and more farmers are now turning to sustainable mining methods that can be even more profitable.
The Cape region of South Africa has been suffering from drought for four years. In cities like Cape Town there are massive water restrictions. Blowing up lawns, washing cars or filling the swimming pool can result in painful fines. But it is not only the cities that are suffering from the lack of water. Agriculture is particularly hard hit.
If you've never heard of the great bustard, it's probably that there's no room for them where you live. The large bird is under threat. United Nations expert Tilman Schneider explains why, and what we can do about it.