Does British agriculture depend on Brussels?In the UK, 0.7% of GDP comes directly from agriculture. Money may not grow on trees but a thriving industry sprouts from farming, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss says. One…
Eye On Africa
EYE ON AFRICA
Nigeria's central bank floats embattled naira currencyIn tonight's edition: Nigeria floats the naira, while its farmers fight for peace, and Moroccans feed the poor during Ramadan.
Eye On Africa
EYE ON AFRICA
Burundi students suspended for defacing presidential photoIn tonight’s edition: Burundi schoolchildren sent home over scribbles, Morocco’s abortion debate, and Nigeria’s farming conflict.
A seed library to save Palestinian agricultural heritageIn the past week, an unusual environmental project has sprung up in the West Bank: A seed library gathering Palestinian heirloom seeds in a bid to prevent them from disappearing…
Middle East Matters
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Iraq: The families fleeing FallujahThis week, as the fight for Fallujah continues, we meet some of the families who've managed to escape. Also, we see that efforts are underway to save the Palestinian Cucumber and…
India: Water train provides glimmer of hope amid severe droughtWith monsoon rains failing for two consecutive years, a quarter of India's population is now affected by a severe drought. The western state of Maharashtra is one of the worst…
Crops and cancer: Should the EU ban the world's most popular weed killer?Originally used to descale pipes, the world's most popular weed killer is now said to be part of our daily bread... Its’ residue is part of our environment and increasingly also…
DOWN TO EARTH
Feeding the city: An urban food challengeThe world’s population is set to rise to 10 billion by 2050 and the large majority will live in cities. It means fewer resources to be shared among many. So how will we feed…
Video: Can Russian farming benefit from an embargo?Russia’s embargo on Western products initially meant near-empty shelves in some grocery stores, but a new round of state investment could turn into a boom for Russian agriculture.
SPAIN - FRANCE
Spain calls in French ambassador over wine attackThe Spanish foreign ministry has summoned France's ambassador after French farmers hijacked Spanish trucks at the border and drained their cargo of wine.
New bill aims to speed up return of land to black South AfricansIn South Africa, land remains an emotive issue, even 22 years after the end of apartheid. When the ANC came to power in 1994 it aimed for 30% of land in white hands to be…
France detects first case of mad cow since 2011France has found an "isolated" case of mad cow disease, its first occurrence since 2011, the agriculture ministry said Thursday.