Long dismissed as anti-modern or romantic, agroecology’s concept of farming based on ecological principles is catching on.
In a new TED Talk, Hans Rosling says a world population of 10 billion is inevitable. Is it?
Radio, television and online projects link the food we eat to the people who who produce it.
Events of the last few days have rekindled debate about the role of big business in solving humanity’s thorniest problems.
Big business sees big profits in the growing demand for food over the coming decades, and African governments are rolling out the welcome mat.
Fast-growing India could face severe water shortages by as early as 2030. A grassroots movement looks to reverse the trend.
This story also ran on American Public Media’s Marketplace. TRANSCRIPT: The average human drinks a couple of quarts of water every day. But it takes more than 1,000 times that much to produce a day’s worth of food. Unfortunately, the thirst for irrigation water is outstripping supply in many parts of the world. The situation […]
Today is World Water Day, when the U.N. beats its drums about one of the world’s most threatened resources. This year’s theme is “Water and Food Security.”
A population scholar lauds “Food for 9 Billion” for linking the need for family planning to the challenge of feeding the world.
A new initiative looks at farms as parts of complex systems that provide more than food and income.