from Photographers' Blog:

A return to the land in Spain

July 3, 2013

Murcia, Spain

By Susana Vera

The silence of a sleepy town and the flickering light of the street lamps greet Jorge Ibanez as he leaves his home before the crack of dawn in Pozo Estrecho, in the southeastern Spanish region of Cartagena, Murcia. With his baseball hat on and a cooler in his hand, he approaches a couple of men on a corner. They exchange timid hellos and engage in conversation as they wait for the car that will drive them to a potato field ready to be harvested.

from The Human Impact:

“Urinating in dams” to solve India’s drought? Minister faces backlash

April 14, 2013

As India's western state of Maharashtra reels from the worst drought in over four decades and millions of people face the risk of hunger, a top official has sparked outrage with a crass, insensitive joke that he should urinate in the region's empty dams to solve water shortages.

from Photographers' Blog:

No happy endings in nature

March 28, 2013

County Antrim, Northern Ireland

By Cathal McNaughton

When the snow started falling on Thursday afternoon nobody in the Glens of Antrim could have predicted the devastating impact it would have on the farming community. Sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow fall combined with strong easterly winds produced 30 foot snowdrifts.

from Photographers' Blog:

Quiet work amidst the reeds

By Reuters Staff
February 9, 2012

By Herwig Prammer

The light is soft and warm, yet I am astonished at how cold it is. The thermometer says minus 15 degrees Celsius, but it feels far lower. In the car I did not recognize how strong the wind was blowing from the north.

from The Great Debate UK:

How to feed a hungry world?

By Guest Contributor
June 24, 2011

-Pamela C. Ronald is a Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California. Raoul Adamchak is an organic farmer and Market Garden Coordinator at the University of California. The opinions expressed are their own.-

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Great legs, nice calves…

May 30, 2011

Blog Guy, I have a huge complaint.

I started reading your blog for your great coverage of German farming news, but here lately you've written very little about it.

from Shop Talk:

Check Out Line: Appetite grows for food deals

March 16, 2010

thistractorCheck out what we're hearing from top executives attending our Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago this week.

from Commodity Corner:

Millions Fed: some solutions close at hand

November 11, 2009

More than a billion people go hungry each day -- about the same number as did in the late 1950s. That's both a "tragedy on a grand scale" and an "astounding success," according to a new report called "Millions Fed," produced by the International Food Policy Research Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
    
While the absolute number of hungry people is the same as it was 40 years ago, the proportion is dramatically smaller -- one in six today, compared to one in three then, the report said. It illustrates 20 successful case studies where progress has been made in the fight against hunger.

from The Great Debate UK:

Farming battles and the future of food

November 10, 2009

Everybody wants to end hunger, but just how to do so is a divisive question that pits environmentalists against anti-poverty campaigners, big business against consumers and rich countries against poor.

from The Great Debate:

Awakening Africa’s sleeping agricultural giant

November 10, 2009

Hans Binswanger is the former senior adviser to the World Bank on rural development in Africa. He is currently an independent agriculture and development consultant based in South Africa. The opinions expressed are his own.