And why should we care what causes a drought?
Agriculture Archives - State of the Planet
As the world population continues to grow, global demand for food could increase dramatically by 2050. Yet the impacts of climate change threaten to decrease the quantity and quality of our food supplies.
Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: How Satellite Imagery is Improving Agriculture in Developing Countries
A partnership between two research institutes is helping to promote sustainable land-use practices in African nations.
Replacing some rice with less thirsty crops could help to sustainably feed a rapidly growing population.
Columbia’s Center for Climate Systems Research is building a network analysis program that can pinpoint trouble spots in the global food trade system.
Rainfall predictions out to three weeks suggest the nation may get some relief from downpours that are hindering response and rebuilding.
New seasonal forecasting services could improve livelihoods for Bangladeshi farmers.
Two new papers find that the line that divides the moist East and arid West is edging eastward due to climate change—and the implications for farming and other pursuits could be huge.
The project will focus on climate threats to food and nutrition in six developing countries, bringing research out of the lab and into the real world.
A weather index insurance tool is graduating from research project to commercial product.