Volatility in the prices of staple foods during a crisis can have damaging effects on both farmers and the poor. As this column explains, it is vital...read more ›
The world must eat. With 7.6 billion mouths to feed, growing the right food in a sustainable manner is literally a life-and-death matter. What if the monsoon fails? Is monoculture better than varying crops? Who should control pricing? Is genetic tinkering the problem or the solution? What to grow, how to grow it, how to get it where it needs to go – every aspect of agriculture has urgent questions requiring informed answers.