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Carel du Marchie Sarvaas explains why improving animal health and well-being is central to preventing malnutrition in humans and will make the global food supply more sustainable.
The research team behind the report believe that with the right advice and resources, yields can be boosted for entire communities – though these changes can only be implemented if women have the power to make decisions.
Countries need to breed livestock which can adapt to increasingly warm temperatures to maintain meat and milk production, according to researchers.
Carol Oldbury of Hames Chocolates discusses how the brand develops flavour within its chocolate, and talks through the sustainability policies it has implemented to protect farmers and growers.
Scientists have argued that the pressure to eat less meat might actually be counter-productive in some parts of the world, where livestock are essential to the economy and sustainability.
According to scientists, the legume's high protein content makes it a better source of food than maize or cassava which are commonly eaten in Africa.
In the latest edition of Talking Crop , Gideon Ashworth explains just how crucial good quality soil is for growing the crops we need to survive ahead of the UN's World Soil Day on 5 December.
"There is no alternative to sustainability," says Barilla Foundation Chief Executive, Guido Barilla.
The desert locust has a notoriously complex genome structure, but scientists hope that by cracking their genetic code they can develop 'intelligent pesticides' that do not harm other organisms.
In the latest edition of Talking Crop, Gideon Ashworth examines the concerning problem of an increasingly ageing farmer population, and asks what can be done to turn the tide.