agriculture

  • October 10, 2017

    Six in ten workers in industries such as hospitality and agriculture are not paying into a pension.

  • June 20, 2017

    Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to coping with extreme drought, because responding to such situations when they hit might be too late, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency said yesterday

  • October 17, 2016

    Marking World Food Day 2016, the United Nations has highlighted the close links between climate change, sustainable agriculture, and food and nutrition security, with the message: “The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too.”

  • May 30, 2016

    A major United Nations meeting focusing on the world's least developed countries closed yesterday  in Antalya, Turkey, with a call for greater support to the world's most vulnerable nations, and the adoption of an outcome document paving the way for further concrete action and progress in the years to come.

  • March 20, 2015

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation has called for emergency support for farmers in Vanuatu, where the majority of crops have been destroyed by Cyclone Pam.

  • August 27, 2014

    Christian Aid partner in Gaza, the Agricultural Development Association, estimates that the recent conflict has cost the agricultural and fisheries sectors more than US$100 million.

  • September 16, 2013

    The Green Party in England and Wales has proposed specific measures to ensure that indigenous people and small holders are not disadvantaged.

  • August 28, 2013

    Critics say the government's badger cull will prove bad for farmers, taxpayers and wildlife, as well as flying in the face of scientific evidence.

  • August 28, 2013

    Back on Sunday 14 October 2012, The Observer newspaper published a letter from some of the world's leading animal scientists, explaining why they believe that the badger cull started by the UK government this week risks becoming a costly distraction from nationwide TB control.

  • July 30, 2013

    New research show the rush for farmland and industrial-scale plantation agriculture by foreign investors in Sierra Leone has increased poverty and food shortages.