But to feed the world's growing population, long-term challenges remain
Three years ago, experts and officials called for a green revolution in African agriculture. They are beginning to get their wish.
Has the Food Crisis Abated?: A Q&A with Joachim von Braun, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute
Although the financial crisis has relieved food pressure somewhat, IFPRI's von Braun argues that the hunger is just beginning
The continent is overdue for an agricultural boon like the one that lifted Asia's prospects
A new green revolution for Africa's soil crisis
Eating wildlife is an important part of feeding the world's poorest people. But will it drive extinction?
Satellite images from the last 35 years reveal sweeping environmental changes throughout Africa
To improve policies on crop use, invest in better science
The U.S. needs to expand support for agricultural science targeted at developing countries
It remains to be seen whether his famously gloomy prediction is truly wrong or merely postponed
Misguided policies favor biofuels over grain for hungry people.
Aquaponics fertilizes plant crops with bacteria-treated fish waste products. The plants return the favor by filtering the fish's water—and humans can eat both of them
Here at Scientific American , the fate of Earth is an important part of our coverage, from our new publication, Earth 3.0, to a grand plan for solar energy, to daily reporting on climate change.
By digging small ponds on farms in Malawi, researchers have cut malnutrition in children in half—and have provided a nutritional boost to families struggling with HIV/AIDS
On average, one local breed of cattle, chickens, goats, pigs or sheep becomes extinct each month
As demand for freshwater soars, planetary supplies are becoming unpredictable. Existing technologies could avert a global water crisis, but they must be implemented soon