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.
Tunisian drought threatens state finances
As rains failed, Tunisian farmers watched their crops wither this spring, harvesting early to salvage some as animal feed, piling costs on a state struggling to afford wheat imports with bakeries running out of bread.
Floods threaten Italian farmers' livelihoods
Some Italian farmers say they are at serious risk of losing their livelihoods after heavy flooding on the heels of a drought.
Crops destroyed in Indian heat wave
Farmers in India say crops are being destroyed as temperatures soar above 45 degrees Celsius (113F). The heat wave is also disrupting the lives of people in cities as they’re forced to stay indoors.
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.
Deforestation upsets daily life in Argentina
Indigenous people in Northern Argentina's vast Chaco forests say the local trees protect a natural rhythm to everyday life that could be disrupted if land clearing and farm exports ramp up from an impending global trade deal.
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 ...
European farmers battling wolf attacks
Farmers in Germany are calling for stricter measures against wolves following an increase in attacks on their livestock. Wolves, protected under European Union law, have made a comeback in Western Europe after being extinct for more than...
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...
EU members ban import of Ukrainian grain
Bulgaria has become the fourth country to ban imports of grain from Ukraine, weeks before European farms begin their own harvests. The EU is trying to quell a growing row with many countries fearing cereals from Ukraine could swamp domes...
Drought threatens grain harvests in Spain
A winter drought in southern Europe has led to water use restrictions in France and Italy, while some Spanish ecologists warn the country's cereal crops may become unsustainable in the future.
EU slams Poland, Hungary
Nationalist governments in Poland and Hungary have banned imports of Ukrainian grain and other products to protect their farmers. The EU has condemned the member states' unilateral moves.
Brazil declares emergency over Amazon tribes
In January, Brazil's government declared a public health emergency in the Yanomami Indigenous territory, the largest in the country. Communities there are still suffering from malaria and malnutrition. And they are not alone.
Guinea-Bissau: Falling cashew prices hit country hard
In Guinea Bissau, Cashew nuts account for more than 90% of all exports and for about a quarter of the country’s GDP. But this year, with the harvests well underway, many farmers say they are getting a raw deal.
Biden to visit Irish ancestral home
Ahead of US President Joe Biden’s four-day trip to Ireland, the town of Carlingford in the Republic of Ireland, one of his ancestral homes, is making preparations for his visit
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.
Pablo Picasso tribute appears in Italian field
Italian land artist Dario Gambarin has paid tribute to the legendary artist Pablo Picasso on the 50th anniversary of his death by creating a massive portrait of the Spanish painter on a field near Verona.
Farmers angry at Ukrainian agricultural imports
The farmers are angry at the European Union’s response to a glut of agricultural products from Ukraine that they say are flooding local markets and undercutting prices.
This tractor runs on cow manure
Farms are gushers of greenhouse gases. This tractor that runs on methane generated by cow poop could provide a fix.
Wind turbines cause clashes in Colombia
In 2016, the Portuguese company EDPR asked the Jusayu family for permission to build a wind farm and access road on their land in the department of La Guajira. The Jusayu family, goat farmers, refused. But that prompted a campaign of har...
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...
U.S farmers pushed to the brink by drought
Recurring drought in the U.S. southwest has left less water to divvy up between seven states and pushed some family farms to the brink of collapse. CBC’s Susan Ormiston travelled to the region and saw how people are trying to cope.
Brazil evicts illegal gold miners from Amazon
Brazil has ousted almost all illegal gold miners from the Yanomami territory, its largest indigenous reservation, and will remove miners from six more reserves this year, the head of the federal police's new environmental crimes division...
California farmers defend their water rights
A blanket of crops covers the floor of the Imperial Valley in southern California, a patchwork of vibrant greens given life by the Colorado River in a landscape bleached by the desert sun. But questions are being asked about why a handfu...
Indian farmers protest dramatic price drop
In India, a sharp drop in onion prices in the western state of Maharashtra has led to a crisis among farmers. The country is the world’s second largest producer of onions. The state government says it will compensate onion growers after ...
Libyan farmers can't compete against foreign goods
Prices for domestic fruit in Libya have been rising. Farmers say without government support, their crops won’t be able to compete against imports.