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.
An increasing number of Indian farmers have moved to rural Georgia to work the fertile fields. The moves are encouraged by the Georgian government with the aim of bolstering agricultural production and helping Georgia become more self-sufficient. But not all Georgians are happy with the arrival of so many foreign farmers.
Belize's amazing biodiversity attracts growing numbers of visitors every year. But as Alexa Dvorson reports, Belize faces crucial choices: to promote its natural heritage and earn revenue from ecotourism, or allow foreign investors to clear land for wide-scale agriculture in a bid to reduce poverty.