Coffee growers hit by impacts of climate change
India is hosting coffee producers and buyers from more than 90 countries at the fifth World Coffee Conference. The organisers say that they want to help coffee farmers by promoting sustainability. But many farmers are struggling with the...
Weed-killing drones may be the future of farming
Combating weeds in a sustainable way is more urgent than ever, with the changing global climate seeing them competing with crops for nutrients. Now, startups are trying a new approach, including an AI-enabled crop-spraying drone that red...
Engineers use artificial intelligence to tackle pests, diseases
In Ghana, engineers are using artificial intelligence to tackle pests and diseases, responsible for the destruction of 30 percent of food production.
Thai scientists studying drought-resistant rice
The weather in Thailand is considered so intense that the country is ranked ninth on the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 on nations most affected by “extreme weather events”. In Chainat province the overexploitation of groundwater coupled...
Poland, Slovakia, Hungary impose ban on Ukraine grain
The row over Poland, Slovakia and Hungary’s ban on the import of Ukrainian grain is escalating. Ukrainian president Zelensky told the UN the countries were indulging in political theatre over the issue. That prompted Poland to summon Kyi...
Thai farmers cash in on global rice price hike
India's export ban on rice has triggered a global price spike, creating a gold rush for Thailand's rice farmers, who are hoping to seize the moment to fend off saddling debt. But as Lauren Anthony reports, they still face plenty of chall...
Russia attacks farmlands in Ukraine's Sumy region
Farmers in Ukraine's northern Sumy region are under the constant threat of attack. Russian tanks, artillery and aircraft just across the border hit agricultural land hundreds of times a week. Residents describe a systematic campaign of f...
Sri Lanka Government to compensate struggling farmers
Drought in Sri Lanka has destroyed thousands of hectares of rice and other food crops, leaving many farmers in debt. Some reservoirs are running dry for the first time in 50 years. Now, the Ministry of Agriculture is working on a compens...
Indigenous Brazilians urge protests over land rights
Indigenous leaders and activists in Brazil are calling for nationwide protests because of threats to their way of life. Supreme Court judges are about to make a ruling that may limit their rights to ancestral lands. Politicians are debat...
Mexico farmers still waiting for marijuana licensing
In 2017, Mexico declared cannabis legal for medical use but years later, farmers say they are still waiting to reap the benefits. It comes amid a global boom in medicinal use of cannabis that other nations are reaping the benefits from.
Ukraine’s frontline farmers face rock-bottom prices
Less than 19 miles from Ukraine's southeastern frontline, rural farmers whose businesses have survived Russian rockets now fear another blow to their livelihoods: plummeting prices for their harvest.
Drought is devastating crops in the Midwest
Much of the U.S. Midwest is abnormally dry, according to official drought monitor figures, and farmers there say they're feeling the adverse effects of climate change.
Drought threatens Spain’s renowned cava harvest
Vineyards across Catalonia's renowned Penedes cava-producing region are so parched that the roots of 30-year-old vines have died. As droughts and higher-than-usual temperatures are expected to intensify, some cava producers are seeking c...
Ukraine's Plan B for grain exports
Global wheat prices have increased by as much as 15 percent since Russia refused to renew a deal that allowed grains to be shipped safely from Ukrainian Black Sea ports. The EU wants to move more Ukrainian grain by road and rail, but Rus...
Greek farmers "unsurprised" by record wildfires
More wildfires have broken out on the Greek mainland, prompting a new wave of evacuations. So far five people have been killed and tens of thousands have fled their homes and holiday resorts. It has been classified as Greece's worst fire...
‘Not giving up’: Italian farmer battles through epic year
Farmer Andrea Ferrini is on the frontline of climate change in Italy and it’s having a devastating impact. This year alone, he’s had to contend with flash flooding, hail storms and extreme heatwaves.
Floods cause heavy losses for Indian farmers
Farmers' Unions in India are demanding government compensation - after suffering heavy losses from unusually heavy monsoon rains and floods. While average monsoon rains are ordinarily good for Indian farmers, uneven distribution this yea...
Aid agencies struggle to feed refugees in Chad
Food supplies are running low in Chad, where aid agencies are struggling to feed 270,000 recently arrived refugees from Sudan. The World Food Programme says malnutrition is increasing and it has only a few weeks of supplies left.
Ukraine farmers bring in the harvest amid conflict
The Kremlin says Russia has halted its participation in a deal that allowed war-torn Ukraine to ship grain through the Black Sea to parts of the world struggling with hunger, dealing a blow to global food security after Moscow’s invasion...
The challenges of replanting the Amazon
Planting trees could help save the Amazon rainforest and the world’s climate. But in Brazil, nonprofits pursuing reforestation are battling illegal land-grabbers, tight budgets - and the ticking clock.
Climate change pushes emerging markets to the brink
From farmers to governments, many in emerging markets are falling into a climate debt trap as unpredictable weather coincides with a surge in borrowing costs. Antony Sguazzin reports from Nkomazi, South Africa.
India tries to adapt to extreme heat
There's a push to adapt to extreme heat in India as heat waves get more intense, and scientists expect it to get worse over the next few decades.
Europe's drought stokes battle over water
Europe is on high alert as droughts hit the continent decades earlier than predicted. Alonso Soto reports from southern Spain, where the competition for water is creating conflict between farmers, large agribusinesses, environmentalists ...
The Ukraine farmer de-mining with a tractor
A Ukrainian farmer has come up with a novel idea to remove mines left in his fields after Russia's invasion -- he has kitted out his tractor with protective panels stripped from Russian tanks and operates it by remote control.
Dutch farmers fight emissions regulations
In this latest episode of Euronews Witness, we travel to the Netherlands where many farmers are opposing government plans to drastically reduce livestock in order to slash nitrogen emissions, a major source of pollution in the country.
Bolivia's Lake Poopo completely dries up
At Bolivia’s lake Lake Poopo, where there used to be water, there is now a dry bed. The lake has suffered many droughts before, but this dry spell has endured for the past 20 years due to the combined impact of increased water demand and...
One-third of Ukraine land now mined
A third of Ukraine is contaminated by unexploded mines and abandoned ammunition, the country's military estimates. An otherwise fertile land, in what was one of the world's breadbaskets, is now too dangerous to cultivate, as DW reports f...
Tomato bug infestation threatens Nigerian economy
A tomato bug infestation has devastated thousands of farms in Nigeria. Tomato is a key ingredient in West African cuisine. But as prices rise, the quality of one of the region's best-known dishes is being affected.
Garbage threatens indigenous populations in Panama
Panama may be one of the world’s first carbon-negative countries, but its Indigenous communities are some of the most vulnerable to climate change. And it’s not only rising sea levels that pose a long-term problem, there’s also the growi...