#agriculture

  • Article: Avocados and Coffee Are Increasing the Risk of Global Food Insecurity: Study

    Avocados and Coffee Are Increasing the Risk of Global Food Insecurity: Study

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Gabrielle Deonath|July 11, 2019

    Demand in Western countries for these foods is forcing farmers around the world to monocrop. Read more

  • Article: Rising Heat Stress Could Cost 80 Million Jobs by 2030, UN Says

    Rising Heat Stress Could Cost 80 Million Jobs by 2030, UN Says

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 2, 2019

    A drop in working hours due to climate change could cost the global economy $2.4 trillion. Read more

  • Article: This Tree Helped Kenyan Farmers Beat Drought and Poverty

    This Tree Helped Kenyan Farmers Beat Drought and Poverty

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|March 25, 2019

    Planting Melia volkensii trees with crops could save the livelihood of Kenyan farmers. Read more

  • Article: This Bollywood Actor Donated $560,000 to Pay Off Farmers' Debts

    This Bollywood Actor Donated $560,000 to Pay Off Farmers' Debts

    By Jerica Deck|Nov. 21, 2018

    With the agricultural industry taking a hit, many farmers are forced into extreme poverty Read more

  • Article: Safe Pesticides Could Halt This Plague of Pests Threatening Crops in Africa

    Safe Pesticides Could Halt This Plague of Pests Threatening Crops in Africa

    By Sophie Maes|Oct. 24, 2018

    Currently, biopesticides only make up $2 billion to $3 billion of the $56 billion pesticide market. Read more

  • Article: As Men Migrate to Cities, More Female Farmers Seek Indian Land Rights

    As Men Migrate to Cities, More Female Farmers Seek Indian Land Rights

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Sept. 1, 2017

    Women own just 13% of land in India although they do two-thirds of all farm work. Read more

  • Article: Burger King Pledges To End Deforestation By 2030 but Scientists Are Skeptical

    Burger King Pledges To End Deforestation By 2030 but Scientists Are Skeptical

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 23, 2017

    Restaurant Brands International has been criticized for buying soy and beef from Brazil. Read more

  • Article: Coffee Flour and Beer Pizza: Some Of the Crafty New Creations To Combat Food Waste

    Coffee Flour and Beer Pizza: Some Of the Crafty New Creations To Combat Food Waste

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 12, 2017

    About a third of food produced each year is never eaten either because it's spoiled or thrown away. Read more