/ Agriculture, Economics & Innovation, Environment, Food, Innovation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Technology

07 Oct 2015


Rather than waiting around to see what happens at the Paris climate talks in December, a group of European creatives got together and came up with some low-tech solutions to the world's environmental problems. Elsa Pereria reports from POC21

Picture provided by NUS

/ Agriculture, Education, Food, Positive People, Youth

21 Sep 2015


Thanks to a growing awareness of sustainability issues, students around the country are swapping evenings on cheap beer for afternoons spent growing their own fruit and veg. Natalie Leal looks at the rise of edible campus initiatives


/ Agriculture, Conservation, Environment

16 Sep 2015


A new report on the impact of deforestation in Africa suggests that integrating more trees and shrubs into farmland could not only benefit the environment, but also improve food security and even reduce the likelihood of people becoming refugees

Gleaning apple

/ Agriculture, Food

22 Jun 2015


Innovation and pragmatism are being deployed to tackle the problem of one third of global food production being wasted


/ Agriculture, Conservation, Environment, Technology

18 Jun 2015


Seed banks provide a treasure trove of genetic diversity. The challenge, say scientists, is bringing together existing banks and ensuring their financial security so as to conserve the world’s crop history before it is lost forever


/ Agriculture, Environment, Food, Positive Perspective

02 Jun 2015


Cutting meat and dairy consumption will help the world to meet its 2050 carbon emission targets, says Giles Crosse. The problem can be tackled, but only if the world’s governments stop ignoring the issue and subsidising cheap agricultural products

(c) Geoff Gallice

/ Agriculture, Culture, Environment, Sustainable Development

28 Jan 2015


In the wake of the UN’s climate negotiations, Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade discovers how climate change is affecting the Peruvian Andes and reports on the measures being taken to ensure sustainability for centuries to come


/ Agriculture, Community, Environment, Food

19 Jan 2015


2014 marked the UN International Year of Family Farming, which celebrated the contribution family-based agriculture brings to the global food system. Ilaria Bertini headed to Italy to attend two of the year’s most significant family farming events

Growing Underground Produce, Richard (c) Zero Carbon Food

/ Agriculture

12 Dec 2014


Just 33 metres beneath London’s streets a subterranean farm is taking root. Using the latest technology, micro-salad is being grown in a network of forgotten air raid shelter tunnels


/ Agriculture, Community, Food, Innovation, Justice, Sustainable Development

25 Sep 2014


A new initiative will help farmers overcome intellectual property law restrictions on quality seeds

(c) Flickr member Pete

/ Agriculture, Food

21 Aug 2014


Supermarket chain Intermarché in France has been selling ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables to customers at a discounted rate to highlight the problem of food waste and provide customers with a cheaper shopping alternative

Freshly-threshed rice (c) Neil Palmer (CIAT)

/ Agriculture

10 May 2013


A groundbreaking method of rice growing is gaining traction in India, thanks to its ability to produce larger amounts of crops and allow for independent farming

(c) WorldFish

/ Agriculture, Environment

26 Apr 2013


A new method of farming has the potential to turn Bangladesh into a food-secure, poverty-free country within a decade

Helen Kongai and cow Charity

/ Agriculture

05 Apr 2013


With Uganda recently celebrating 50 years of independence, Tom Lawson speaks to two of the country’s farmers about the progress made in rural gender equality and how the country's agriculture can adapt to a changing climate


/ Agriculture

18 Mar 2013


A Dorset-based entrepreneur is tantalising the nation’s taste buds with an offering of ‘British ethnic’ seeds inspired by immigrant cooking recipes, picked up from his travels around Britain

(c) Dotty Finlow

/ Agriculture

21 Jan 2013


A new volunteer network has been set up to distribute free food to those in need, from unsellable farm crops that would otherwise go to waste

Farm Hack in New Hampshire. Credit- Lindsey Shute

/ Agriculture

16 Jan 2013


Thanks to a new collaborative programme and its open source ethics, young farmers in the US are working together to share sustainable and innovative farming technologies, ensuring the longevity of their livelihoods

Cocoa pod

/ Agriculture

23 Nov 2012


A combination of government support and community food growing initiatives is changing the face of the Venezuela’s food sustainability. Miriam Ross shares a taste of the results

A Start- Up box scheme- Jean from Local Greens in Herne Hill, London

/ Agriculture

25 Oct 2012


A social enterprise supplying local food in east London has launched a programme to help other communities set up their own vegetable box schemes across the UK


/ Agriculture

09 Oct 2012


Renowned permaculture expert Aranya talks about the environmental – and emotional – benefits of permaculture design