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.
Land reform has been costly for the Zimbabwean economy. But not for Zambia, where agriculture has benefited from Zimbabwean white commercial farmers. Is this a cautionary tale for South Africa and its land reform plans?
Humans have an interesting relationship with meat. Some love it, some object to it and some simply want other options from time to time. We take a look at some of the reasons people reduce their meat consumption, what options they have and why eating less meat is having a mostly positive impact on the planet. Plus, we look at how agriculture affects water consumption.
Proponents of organic farming say that this softer way of producing food can help poorer countries achieve several of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. That’s partly why the EU backed Organic Agriculture Support Initiative has been promoting organic farming in Armenia since 2015. Christian Cummins went to find out how it is working.
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