Drier summers and a rapidly growing population mean parts of Britain will run out of water in 25 years. What can we do about it, and how much would it cost?
In 2008, wheat prices briefly spiked above $13 a bushel, sparking food riots in emerging markets. Since then, they have slumped by more than 70%.
Nut lovers beware. We are facing a cashew supply crunch. Unusually hot and dry weather, a result of the El Niño phenomenon, has reduced crops in Vietnam and west Africa.
A surge in demand for peanuts in China is outstripping supply from the top exporter Argentina, sending the price of the legumes soaring.
Production is set to fall by a quarter and inventories are at a six-year low. That sounds like a recipe for higher prices for orange juice. But demand is declining.
Salmon prices are leaping – which is great news for smart fish farms, says Alex Williams.
The salmon market is facing a global supply shock thanks to a toxic sea algae related to the unusually high water temperatures caused by the El Niño phenomenon.
Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes
Commodity prices have hit their lowest level since the late 1990s. And while there is scope for a rally in 2016, an upturn is unlikely to mark the start of the next long-term up-cycle.
The soaring dollar is causing a nasty decline in US wheat exports, set to fall to a 44-year low in the year to next June, helping to wipe 38% off American farm income in 2015.
Dairy farmers are protesting against low milk prices and farmers unions want the government to intervene. Are supermarkets to blame, or is dairy production flawed? Matthew Partridge reports.
Consumer prices for olive oil have climbed by an average of 10% worldwide this year due to drought and disease in southern Europe.
For a long time, agriculture in Latin America focused on a few key cash crops. Now, the industry is diversifying – and profiting. James McKeigue explains what’s going on.
The fall in commodity prices has moved centre stage in investors’ worries, with the pace quickening in the past few days.
The Bloomberg Commodity index, which tracks 22 hard and soft raw materials, has fallen to a 13-year low.
The global food and agricultural economy is undergoing real change. Professional stockpickers Henry Boucher and Edward Bailey tip three shares to profit.