Breaking free from photosynthesis: Will high-tech foods save nature?

Soaring industrial livestock production is dramatically increasing greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation and biodiversity loss. Current meat production methods are unsustainable and fast pushing the natural world and the global food system to the edge of collapse,...

Zambia targets 1 mln farmers on fertiliser subsidy

To compensate for the 25% loss in maize and output of other crops last season, Zambia has maintained the number of beneficiaries of the fertilizer Support Programme in the 2022/23 season to bolster production, says agriculture minister Reuben Mtolo. Last year,...

Back to our roots with organic farming

September is Heritage Month and what can take us back to our roots more than agriculture? For over 12 000 years, humans have tilled the land, growing food to feed families, communities and entire countries. Along the way, it has become a multi-million dollar industry...

Why should people embrace investing in agriculture

Agriculture is the art and science of cultivating the soil, growing crops and raising livestock. It includes the preparation of plant and animal products for people to use and their distribution to markets. Agriculture provides most of the world’s food and fabrics. It...