Surviving drought in South Africa

earthrise explores smart solutions for farming during drought.


Q&A: Jill Farrant on breeding drought-resistant crops

South African scientist Jill Farrant on how drought-tolerant "resurrection plants" could boost food security in Africa.


Crop biodiversity: The key to ending hunger

Crop plant biodiversity protects our food supplies, but it is not getting enough attention.

Mohamed Bakarr

by Mohamed Bakarr
- Kevin Pixley

Mohamed Bakarr


Why is coca production on the rise in Colombia?

After countless reforms and billions of investment eradicating coca cultivation is still a great challenge for Colombia.

Ross Eventon

by Ross Eventon

Ross Eventon


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


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 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


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


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


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


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.