When faced with environmental adversity, factors such as how well a tree integrates into its forest community and the dominant nature of the species determines whether it can successfully...
Food is a common thread linking all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Addressing issues of food waste and loss, over-nutrition and malnutrition offer a chance for progress.
The fall armyworm is devastating Asian crops, but now researchers are using a combination of innovative, natural techniques to stop it.
Today, farming is a major climate change cause through emissions, nitrogen runoff and aquifer depletion. But it doesn't need to be this way. Here's how farms can become a key climate ally.
A study has found that climate change is having a detrimental effect on crop productivity around the world, reducing consumable food calories by 1% a year and negatively impacting develop...
Salt increases the risk of heart disease and associated risks, and it is becoming a serious problem in China.
Competition for scarce water in Kenya can often lead to confrontation between neighbours and even entire tribes that leave several dead each year.
Lamis Jomaa, a World Economic Forum Young Scientist, is examining the linkages between food insecurity, migration and human health outcomes to influence community-based nutrition interven...
There's a persistent myth that agricultural trade consists of commodities conglomerates exploiting vulnerable smallholders. In truth, they exist in an ecosystem where partnership is key.
The increase in rising temperatures across the globe will lead to decreased labour productivity with people unable to work due to the health risks. Poor countries will be the worst hit wi...
In the summer months, immaculate gardens come into their own - but they could be harming biological diversity.
Finding a good restaurant in an unfamiliar place may seem daunting, but by using economic theory to combine data from online restaurant ratings, it could be a lot easier.
With climate change and environmental degradation looming, technologies that can build greater resiliency into planetary and man-made systems are the new prize.
Vegetable-based and cultured meat alternatives safeguard animal rights and put far less pressure on the environment
Volunteers are being trained to show rural communities ways to use water more efficiently to grow crops, and how to ease local tensions over the scarce resource