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This German farmer is taking Volkswagen to court over climate change
VW says it has made a massive effort to shift car production to electric vehicles in the coming years.
I went scything and got bitten by the ‘blading bug’ - here’s why
Move over 'no-mow May' - could September scything be the next best eco trend for improving biodiversity and wellbeing?
Inside the farm where the food is organic and decisions are collective
Hofkollektiv Bienenwerder is organized without a hierarchical structure, the motto on their website reads: "No Masters, No Servants"
Could solar panels provide farms with shade and added revenue?
Large-scale solar installations are becoming popular in agriculture - but getting the right mix of crop and solar is hard.
Europe drought: 'Billions' needed to compensate losses in France
France's drought has caused meadows to dry up and significantly dented maize yields -- the principal source of food for farm animals, say agricultural groups.
Salt farmers emerge as reluctant winners of Europe's severe drought
As Europe suffers its most severe drought in decades, one group has emerged as a reluctant winner of the extreme conditions.
Ukraine has a unique seed collection that could be ‘lost forever’
Ukrainian grain ships are leaving again, but the country’s seed bank is still in danger. Here's why its diverse contents are so vital.
Solar-powered tricycles ease burden for Zimbabwe's small-scale farmers
For years, selling eggs was a joyless business for Danai Bvochora, as most of the money she made went to cover minibus fares to the market in a rural area of Zimbabwe. That was until she was given a solar-powered electric tricycle, which changed things for the better for her and her family.
The tech tool that precisely measures vitamins in fruit and veg
Measuring the number of vitamins in fruit and vegetables in real-time in the field will soon be a reality thanks to a cheap easy-to-use biosensor. Smart Regions meets the scientists behind the tech.
Meet the Qatari farmer growing medicinal plants in the desert
“Torba preserves traditional native plants of the Gulf region. We have heritage seeds and plants, and we grow many other plants from around the world.”
'No rights' for some 10,000 migrant workers in Italy, says ANCI
Around 10,000 migrant farm workers in Italy live in "informal settlements" where they lack rights and are exploited, report the National Association of Italian Ministries (ANCI).
Farmers in northern Italy could run out of water before end of July
Government officials warn that if it doesn’t rain soon there won’t be water for farmers to keep their crops alive.
Meet the Swiss couple giving their cattle a better life, and death
Georg and Claudia Blunier have been living their dream of sustainable farming in the Swiss mountains for 8 years now.
Dutch farmers angry over measures to reduce nitrogen emissions
The Netherlands government unveiled mandate reductions of up to 70% of nitrogen oxides in many places and 95% in other areas to protect nature.
Crops go to waste as UK farmers struggle to find workers
Workers from eastern parts of Europe who were picking crops pre-Brexit have not returned and farmers are having to look for replacements further afield to places like the Far East.
Low Impact Living
Meet the film director who built his own house out of hemp
After turning 60 and welcoming his first granddaughter, Steve Barron felt the need to give something back to the planet and began researching how to build a house out of hemp.
World’s largest vertical farm could help the UK cut food miles
Comfortably larger than any other facility of this kind, it is due to open later this year.
Why has this advert been banned from all UK airports?
UK airports have rejected an anti-leather advert on the grounds it might offend customers, animal activists claim.
Regenesis: George Monbiot busts damaging farming myths in his new book
Farming is the greatest cause of environmental destruction, but we have the tools to regenerate, writes Monbiot, in his blistering new book.
African Development Bank invests billions in climate change adaptation
The African Development Bank is investing billions in Africa's economies to help the continent grow and adapt to climate change. Focus reports from the AFDB's annual meeting in Accra, Ghana.
One-third of the world’s corn could be at risk from climate change
What will be missing from our supermarkets when the US Midwest is too hot for corn?
Meet the pig farmer putting animal welfare and sustainability first
Meet the Dutch pig farmer putting animal welfare and sustainability first
Shocking rise in toxic pesticides on European fruit, says study
Is the fruit and veg you’re buying laced with cancer causing chemicals?
Growing vegetables in seawater could be the answer to feeding billions
Freshwater is becoming increasingly scarce and some farms are looking for alternatives.
Climate change in court: German farmer sues Volkswagen
Why are a car manufacturer and farmer in court over climate change?
Swiss brothers seek to save the Swiss mountains by bottling it as gin
As young Swiss people move to the cities for jobs and opportunities, three brothers are determined to help sustain the economy of their small mountainous village by bottling up original liquors