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Is Food Security Breaking Through in Paris Climate Talks?

Frank Rijsberman | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Frank Rijsberman

The latest news from Paris is cautiously optimistic that we will have an agreement by Friday. What does it mean for agriculture and food security? Although the French government has shown great leadership championing agriculture at COP21, it is not yet really on the table for the negotiators.

Investing In The Future We Want

Dr. Jonathan Wadsworth | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Dr. Jonathan Wadsworth

We stand today at the threshold of one of the most significant development challenges of the 21st century: How to feed and nourish 9 billion people by 2050 without destroying the environment, while climate change threatens to significantly diminish crop yields and roll back years of progress.

The Case for Seed Saving

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Saving seeds doesn't only help improve agricultural biodiversity, but helps farmers and researchers find varieties of crops that grow better in different regions, especially as the impacts of climate change become evident.

Climate-proofing Africa's Lifeline: Water

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

One billion people around the world go hungry every day. In fifteen years time, there will be another billion people on the planet who will need food ...

Eating Orange Flesh

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

Many research and practice questions remain, but the urgency now is to see more growing and consuming of orange-fleshed sweet potato in Mozambique and the spread of the new varieties to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Future Gazing for Our Food Supply

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

How many of us have wished we could predict the future? To gaze into a crystal ball and see our fate in fifty years time? A group of agricultural researchers from around the globe are coming together to do just that, and examine the future of our food system.