Agriculture Archives - State of the Planet

So, Is Organic Food Actually More Sustainable?

Ultimately, sustainable food production is a tradeoff between optimizing yield and minimizing environmental degradation.

by Naomi Zimmerman |February 5, 2020

Upcoming Scientific Fieldwork: 2020 and Beyond

Earth Institute researchers are in the field studying the dynamics of the planet on every continent and every ocean. Here is a list of projects.

by |February 4, 2020
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Wine Regions Could Shrink Dramatically With Climate Change Unless Growers Swap Varieties

Diversity is key to resilience, says new study.

by |January 27, 2020
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Burkina Faso Study Shows Link Between Land Degradation and Migration

Sorting out the factors that drive migration can help countries to plan ahead and provide support systems.

by Elisabeth Ilboudo-Nébié |January 22, 2020
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A Climate Change Double Whammy in the U.S. Corn Belt

Warming temperatures create two major drying trends, jeopardizing corn and soybean crops.

by |December 18, 2019
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Combating Global Climate Change at the Regional Scale

In a recent forum, researchers explained how Columbia Global Centers helped them appreciate the different priorities and approaches of other countries in regards to the climate crisis.

by Lisa Foderaro |December 10, 2019

Subseasonal Forecasting for the Indian Monsoon

Climate scientist Nachiketa Acharya uses medium-term forecasts to help Indian farmers with planning and decision-making.

by |December 10, 2019

Newly Identified Jet-Stream Pattern Could Imperil Global Food Supplies, Says Study

Scientists have identified systematic meanders in the northern jet stream that cause simultaneous crop-damaging heat waves in widely separated regions—a previously unknown threat to global food production that could worsen with warming.

by |December 9, 2019
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Less Rice and More Nutritious Crops Will Enhance India’s Food Supply, Study Says

A new study finds that diversifying India’s crops could provide better nutrition for 200 million undernourished people.

by Robert Florida |December 4, 2019

Apply Now for Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s annual training session will be held in June 2020.