Insurance payouts based on weather conditions are helping to keep premiums low and enabling millions of farmers access to coverage previously unavailable to them.
Agriculture Archives - State of the Planet
Experts discussed how climate and the coronavirus will affect food supply chains, and how university-led projects such as ACToday can help take on major challenges like these.
Many Peruvians sell roses to earn a living. A new government policy could make matters worse for small growers already hard hit by the pandemic.
The pandemic will test our food and trade systems in ways never experienced before. Food security research Michael Puma helps unravel the complex interplay of risks.
Scientists say a long-feared megadrought, worse than anything in recorded history, seems to be starting up in southwestern North America.
Affordable insurance against droughts and other climate risks will help to improve food security and protect smallholder farmers.
He and his team are deploying seasonal climate forecasts and index insurance to help Vietnamese farmers plan ahead for changing weather, and to enhance food security.
Even a limited nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan would cause unprecedented planet-wide food shortages lasting more than a decade.
While urban agriculture is often praised for promoting sustainable growing techniques, one of its most important qualities is its encouragement of social connections and civic engagement.
In August of 2019, Colombia’s national meteorological service, IDEAM, launched a state-of-the-art climate forecasting system called NextGen.