Agriculture Archives - State of the Planet

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Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Development: Complementary Goals in Rwanda

Professor Lisa Dale spent a month in Rwanda this summer to teach, research, and weave together sustainable development and climate change adaptation.

by |September 13, 2019

Q&A with Juan Nicolás Hernandez-Aguilera on Coffee and Climate

How research at Columbia University is making coffee production more sustainable.

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Protecting the Amazon Requires Changing Policy and Eating Less Beef

Global demand for beef is fueling the Amazon rainforest fires, and it will take a global solution to fix it.

by |August 27, 2019

You Asked: How Destructive Are the Amazon Rainforest Fires? Can They Be Stopped?

An Earth Institute adjunct tackles reader questions about the record-breaking fires in Brazil.

by |August 26, 2019

Longer Summer Stretches of Drought, Extreme Heat and Flooding Expected in a Warming World, Study Says

The changes could affect health, agriculture and ecosystems, the study suggests.

by |August 19, 2019

How Synthetic Biology Can Help the Environment

Artificial and modified organisms could become essential tools to fight climate change, clean up pollution, protect biodiversity, and more.

by |August 14, 2019

Why You Should Shop at the Farmers Market

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, a staffer who used to work at the market tells us why farmers markets are valuable community resources.

by |August 9, 2019
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More Than Rice: The Future of Food Security in Vietnam

Representatives from Vietnamese government agencies and farmers’ groups came together at a recent workshop to discuss how to improve access to climate information for more effective decision making.

by |July 25, 2019
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How Much Do Climate Fluctuations Matter for Global Crop Yields?

A new study finds that ENSO has caused widespread, simultaneous crop failures in recent history, running counter to the long-held assumption that crop failures in geographically distant breadbasket regions are unrelated.

by |July 9, 2019
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ACToday Unites Farmers and Scientists to Solve Climate Challenges in Guatemala

Thousands of Guatemalan farmers will now have access to state-of-the-art forecasts and other climate information to help them increase crop yields and earn more.

by |June 26, 2019