The use of pesticides and fertilisers in intensive agriculture is the biggest cause of the dwindling number of birds in the UK and the rest of Europe, scientists have said.
Meet the NGO in Ghana assisting people with mental health issues take care of their daily needs. In addition to help with treatment plans, the patients are given work opportunities in farming to support their expenses.
9 Jul 2022
Nigerian IT specialist Rebecca Amoo has developed an app that makes organic farming easier than ever, all from your smartphone. It's a part of a growing movement known as Crowd-farming.
15 Jan 2022
Rice is a major priority crop in West Africa. Nearly 16 million tons are consumed annually. The region wants to become independent of rice imports, but many farmers lack the right tools to achieve that goal.
12 Nov 2021
Since 2018, Portugal has seen a boom in farming, made possible in large part due to cheap labour from Asia run by mafia networks. Migrant charities estimate that around 30,000 Indian, Nepali, Thai and Pakistani labourers work on broccoli fields, pick berries and tomatoes in greenhouses or pick grapes in vineyards. In return they receive poor salaries and face difficult living conditions. Our regional correspondents report.
1 Nov 2021
Farming in semi-arid regions like Muidabi, Kenya, is tough. But farmer Gabriel Mwangi Kariuki knows how to use his greenhouse to the fullest, even taking care of the irrigation himself.
1 Oct 2021
Scottish salmon is sold all over the world, but the fish come from breeding farms with methods that are condemned by environmental groups. The intensive farming of salmon, in large pens where there are too many fish, leads to them dying before they reach adulthood, mainly because of a flesh-eating parasite: sea lice. There are fears that the sea lice are now spreading far beyond the farms, contaminating wild salmon in rivers. Our France 3 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Olivia Bizot.
3 May 2021
In East Africa and Nigeria, avocado farmers want to enter the insatiable export market. Environmental concerns cast a shadow over the crop in other parts of the world. What will African farmers do differently?
28 Mar 2021
Samson Ogbole sees agribusiness as the root of sustainable development and job creation. The head trainer at Farm Lab in south-western Nigeria believes agriculture must be technology-driven and climate smart.
1 Dec 2020
President Muhammadu Buhari is often quick to condemn killings and console families of victims, albeit, through press statements. Last Saturday, Boko Haram launched an attack on a farming community in Borno, killing scores of Nigerians.
25 Sep 2020
With the increasing pressure on natural resources due to Covid-19, climate change, and overpopulation, small-scale agriculture has become one of the best tools to ensure global food security.