Agriculture

Wheat field with sun near horizon (© Ricardo Reitmeyer/Shutterstock)

U.S. food programs help children and farmers worldwide

The United States is providing food to children and trade aid to farmers worldwide. Learn more about U.S. efforts to fight hunger.
Man harvesting eggplants (© Cornell Alliance for Science)

Engineered crops improve Bangladeshi farmers’ income, health

A new study finds that engineered brinjal (eggplant) provides big benefits to farmers. It increases yields, lowers costs and is better for the environment.
Poster with drawings of pollinators and text saying "Protect pollinators" (State Dept.)

Download this poster and protect pollinators

Pollinators are under threat from diseases, pesticides and habitat loss. Download this poster and find out how you can protect them.
Rattan Lal standing in a lab (© World Food Prize)

Soil researcher wins World Food Prize

Rattan Lal, a professor at The Ohio State University, received the 2020 World Food Prize for his career addressing food security and soil health.
Woman holding sprouted cowpea seeds in container while sitting in front of computer (© Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

Agricultural biotech makes farms more productive

Learn how using genetically modified crops increases farmers' production and profits while reducing the need for pesticides.
Young girl chasing locusts away from field by waving shawl (© Ben Curtis/AP Images)

Taking on a billion locusts in the Greater Horn of Africa

Learn how the United States is helping several African countries control billions of locusts that are threatening crops and communities.
Close-up photo of wheat stalks (© Ted S. Warren/AP Images)

More U.S. wheat available for Kenya

Thanks to a new agricultural agreement that expands economic relations, Kenyans can now buy wheat grown anywhere in the United States.
Robot sitting on ground among green stalks (© EarthSense Inc.)

These robots help farmers increase crop yields

A new robot developed by the University of Illinois helps farmers optimize their crop production by scanning crops, which means more profitable yields.
'Fatima' holding her daughter in a field (© Lutheran World Federation)

Refugees in Chad learn new farming techniques

When resettled refugees have to learn the landscape of their new home, overcoming farming challenges can be tough. This program has a solution.