Opinion

A different kind of war in America's 'backyard'

The US may not be supporting death squads in Latin America anymore, but it is still waging a bloody trade war.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Health

UN: 200,000 die each year from pesticide poisoning

Report says pesticides are having 'catastrophic impacts' on human health and environment while failing to end hunger.

UN: 200,000 die each year from pesticide poisoning

Al Jazeera World

The Last Villagers of Avsar

An insight into a rural community in western Turkey which is losing its livelihood, population and hope for the future.

Poverty & Development

Stories of survival: Widows of India's farmer suicides

Widows and children left to pay off debts and make ends meet amid societal stigma after the death of their husbands.

Stories of survival: Widows of India's farmer suicides

Afghanistan

Afghanistan opium production jumps 43 percent

Figures from government and UNODC show 10 percent increase in poppy cultivation and 91 percent decrease in eradication.

Afghanistan: 43 percent rise in estimated opium harvest

Opinion

Female farmers suffer most in Southern Africa drought

Uneven access to water makes household farming questionable for delivering food security in the African context.

William G Moseley

by William G Moseley
- Rachel Fehr

William G Moseley

TechKnow

Bringing back the bison

What happens when the once almost extinct bison is reintroduced into the over-farmed prairie ecosystem?

Inside Story

How can food security in Africa be achieved?

A new major report on agricultural productivity has documented success stories in a number of African countries.

Middle East

First mushroom farm in Palestine ends Israel's monopoly

Amoro, the locally produced mushroom, has already taken roughly half of the market share from Israeli producers.

First mushroom farm in Palestine ends Israel's monopoly

Agriculture

Independent US study declares GE foods safe

Independent report finds no differences to suggest higher risk to health safety from GE foods than non-GE counterparts.

US study declares genetically engineered foods safe

Witness

The Bag on my Back: Return to Zimbabwe

Through the story of one Zimbabwean family we tell the parallel tale of the decline and collapse of their country.

Counting the Cost

Food economics: What if the world went vegan?

Food for thought - we examine food scarcity, food security, food innovation and its economic consequences.

Reporter's Notebook

Cuban farmers' struggle to chart path into 21st century

Agricultural sector suffers from low productivity amid strict state controls and lack of access to modern equipment.

Cuban farmers' struggle to chart path into 21st century

Tibet

India's disappearing nomads

Tibetan pastoralists living on the Changthang Plateau fear their way of life may soon no longer be tenable.

India's disappearing nomads

101 East

Infographic: Why are bees facing extinction?

They pollinate one third of the food we eat and are crucial to our ecosystem. We look at the causes of bee losses.

Infographic: Why are bees facing extinction?