The Fairtrade Foundation has published a series of recommendations on how businesses can challenge the barriers facing women farmers in the production of Fairtrade crops.
The Institution of Chemical Engineers is urging coordinated action to reduce the amount of hidden water used in food and drink production
Sales of organic products rose in the UK last year, despite an overall reduction in food products and a fall in food prices.
The European Commission is preparing to involve farmers more in the development and implementation of new agri-research strategies, according to one of its members.
The abolition of a European cap on sugar beet production could push up to 200,000 of the world's poorest farmers into poverty, the Fairtrade Foundation has warned.
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