African swine fever and the draconian measures necessary for containment are wiping out Central Europe’s domestic pig farms. Experts fear ASF’s creep to China and the UK could decimate over 50% of the world’s pigs, devastating markets and causing widespread food insecurity…

A new threat to global food security looms as the armyworm crop pest that ate its way across Africa has been discovered in southern India.   Indian agricultural researchers found the worm in 70% of maize fields they investigated in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka state.   The…

Tilapia lake virus is affecting huge populations of both open water and farmed fish in Colombia, Ecuador, Egpyt and Israel. And in Thailand, 90% of farmed stock were decimated. While TiLV is not transferrable to humans, tilapia is a prevalent source of protein for rural…

Overfishing is a global problem, and China is responsible for a large chunk of it. Population growth and increasing wealth among the Chinese have pushed the country’s government-subsidized fishermen to extend their reach, depleting supplies near the shores of other nations…

It’s time to act on the world’s worst humanitarian and food security emergency: Yemen, which is barreling toward a total collapse, according to the UN.   The Numbers:

In an act of rare bipartisan support, the US Congress unanimously passed the Global Food Security Act yesterday. The bill supports the Obama administration’s Feed the Future program, which aims to build resilience in farmers. Supporters made the case that reducing global…

About 3.5 billion kilograms of pesticides are used each year across the globe. By keeping crops healthy and boosting production, the chemicals benefit farmers and the economies of developing nations. But pesticides have been found to disrupt ecosystems and harm animal life…

The threat of Ebola may be fading in Kailahun, Sierra Leone’s key agricultural district, but the virus’s blow to the region’s farms continues to undermine food security and recovery. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that near the end of 2014, more than 1/…