Food Security

April, 2017

  • 11 April

    Pakistan’s Cotton Production to Go Up

    Despite long dry spell, Pakistan is headed to mix results of its agriculture production for 2017/18.

February, 2016

  • 26 February

    Bangladesh Starts Contract Farming in Africa

    Bangladesh is turning to Africa to grow food to feed its population. Bangladeshi companies have acquired more than 80,000 hackers land for ‘contract farming’ in Uganda, Zambia, and Tanzania in recent months.

November, 2015

  • 30 November

    Why Europe Will Let Member States Opt out of GM Crops

    Why are half of European Union members opting out of GMO crops? Hint: it's not about food and environmental safety.

October, 2015

  • 15 October

    Land ‘Grabbing’ Grows as Agricultural Resources Dwindle

    ‘Land grabbing’ or the purchase or lease of agricultural land by foreign interests has emerged as a threat to food security in several countries, says a new report.

September, 2015

  • 16 September

    Global Consumption Trends Break New Records

    Record increase in global consumption and acceleration of resource depletion, pollution, and climate change may come with under-appreciated social and environmental costs, says a new report by Worldwatch Institute.

July, 2015

  • 5 July

    West Africa’s Untapped Agricultural Growth Potential

    New report sees regional integration as high road to making the most of changing food patterns and dynamic populations.

April, 2015

  • 12 April

    Get Ready for Chinese Overseas Investment in Agriculture

    The United States will remain the dominant supplier of China’s agricultural imports because it is such a large and efficient supplier. However, U.S. farmers and leaders in industries and governments should be aware of the potential opportunities and competition that may arise from Chinese investment.

March, 2015

  • 14 March

    Growing Food Trade, Shrinking Self-Sufficiency

    Growing demand for food and fuel has put pressure on the world’s agricultural lands to produce more. Now, a trend in “land grabbing” has emerged, as wealthy countries lease or buy farms and agribusiness in poorer countries to ensure their own future supplies.

January, 2015

  • 12 January

    India: An Uncertain Hobbesian Life

    India’s small farmers have been struggling for centuries now and they need social and governmental action to change their future.

October, 2014

  • 8 October

    Menu for a Hot Planet

    It's not just about oil: To support the world's burgeoning billions in a warming climate, the human race needs to drastically rethink its approach to agriculture.