Fresh water supplies are unlikely to keep up with global demand by 2040, increasing political instability, hobbling economic growth and endangering world food markets, according to a U.S.

Gene banks represent an overdue push to preserve crop biodiversity. It also needs conserving on farms.

Indian companies tried to export nuclear grade material to Syria and Iran in violation of international conventions and desisted only after the matter was raised by the US, WikiLeaks has revealed.

The European Union has agreed to ban oil imports from Syria, the most significant economic sanctions imposed on the regime of Bashar al-Assad for its use of military force to suppress pro-democracy

European Union members escalated the pressure on Syria’s government on Friday by banning all imports of Syrian oil in response to its violent suppression of the nearly six-month-old uprising there.

An invasive alien weed, silverleaf nightshade, is threatening cotton and wheat crops in Syria and Iraq and could spread to Lebanon and Jordan, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.

More than 60 percent of the farmland in Syria, growing mainly cotton and wheat, has been infested with the weed, originally from the American tropics, which sucks nutrients from

Diverting water from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers to supply agriculture, alongside a warming climate, means the once-bountiful region is becoming desert.

In a region already considered the world's most water scarce and where, in many places, demand for water already outstrips supply, climate models are predicting a hotter, drier and less predictable climate in the Middle East. By redrawing maps of water availability, food security, disease prevalence, population

This article reviews work that had the objective of introducing agricultural technologies in a marginal dryland area, the Khanasser Valley, northwestern Syria. The highly variable rainfall is barely sufficient to support livelihoods in this traditional barley

Turkey has boosted the flow of the Euphrates river passing through its dams upstream of Iraq to help farmers cope with a drought after Iraqi complaints, but it is still not enough, a top Iraqi lawmaker said on Saturday.