Many had hoped that quinoa production would lift farmers out of poverty and rehabilitate a war-torn nation—but the state of this seed remains uncertain.
Some of Madagascar’s farmers, made wealthy by this year’s vanilla crop, will spend their cash in crazy “hot money” sprees. But their profligate spending may not be as illogical as it first appears.
Archaeologists have found tiny pieces of ancient bread from hunter-gatherers that predate agriculture by about 4,000 years.
In Costa Rica—and increasingly in other countries—sustainable agriculture is taking on new meaning and value due to climate change.
Depending on the gene pool, a species can adapt relatively quickly to new external pressures.