Asia

In Pictures: India braces for worst locust invasion in decades

In the worst such attack since 1993, swarms of desert locusts devastate crops in the middle of the coronavirus lockdown.

In Pictures: India braces for worst locust invasion in decades

Agriculture

Crops destroyed as India faces 'worst locust attack in 27 years'

Insects damage seasonal crops, devastating farmers already struggling with the impact of coronavirus lockdown.

Crops destroyed as India faces 'worst locust attack in 27 years'

AJ Impact

Wasted food: Pigs rot in compost as US faces meat shortage

Coronavirus outbreaks at slaughterhouses have led to the largest pig-culling effort in United States history.

Wasted food: Pigs rot in compost as US faces meat shortage

NewsFeed

'Murder hornets' spotted in northwest US

The 5cm ‘murder hornets’, potentially deadly to humans and with an appetite for honey bees, have been found in the US.

Italy

Amid food shortage fears, will Italy legalise migrant workers?

Italy considers amnesty for those working in agricultural sector, but experts warn measures might not stop exploitation.

Amid food shortage fears, will Italy legalise migrant workers?

United States

Giant Asian killer hornets spotted in northwest United States

So-called 'murder hornets', with a sting that can be deadly to some humans, are emerging from hibernation.

Opinion

The solution to food insecurity is food sovereignty

We need to stop depending on corporations and big agribusiness for our food. The pandemic has made it clear why.

Jeongyeol Kim

by Jeongyeol Kim
- Pramesh Pokharel

Jeongyeol Kim

Podcast

A second wave of locusts is about to wreak havoc in East Africa

UN officials warn a huge increase of locusts would pose an unprecedented threat to food security.

A second wave of locusts is about to wreak havoc in East Africa

Opinion

Without rights for farm workers, EU's food supplies are at risk

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the EU has to ensure labour and health protection for migrant farm workers.

Giulia Lagana

by Giulia Lagana

Giulia Lagana

Opinion

Appreciated or exploited? Key workers in a coronavirus world

Let us thank front-line workers with more than just words - let us reward them with decent pay and conditions.

Anthony Pahnke

by Anthony Pahnke

Anthony Pahnke

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus fears for Italy's exploited African fruit pickers

As panic buyers empty supermarket shelves across the world, are the agricultural workers who fill them being protected?

Coronavirus fears for Italy's exploited African fruit pickers

AJ Impact

India’s economy downshifts as coronavirus fallout looms

Already under pressure to revive production and consumption, policymakers now have coronavirus working against them.

India’s economy downshifts as coronavirus fallout looms

AJ Impact

Too dry to thrive: Climate change spurs Mexicans to change crops

Global warming may hurt Mexico more than many other countries.

Too dry to thrive: Climate change spurs Mexicans to change crops

AJ Impact

Chocolate danger: Ghana's cocoa output hit hard by dry, hot winds

Bad weather also damaged crop in Ivory Coast, which is world's top cocoa bean producer.

Chocolate danger: Ghana's cocoa output hit hard by dry, hot winds

India

How a dead farmer in India applied for a loan

Indian sugar baron is accused of borrowing $80m in the name of more than 24,000 farmers, some of them already dead.

The story of the dead Indian farmers who applied for loans