Agriculture Archives - State of the Planet

almond orchard in california

Almond Orchards in California: Healthy or Hazardous?

Why California almonds get such a bad rap.

by |September 5, 2018
rain forecast

Farmers and Climate Scientists Have More in Common Than You May Think

An eighth-generation farmer and student explains how science seeks to quantify and understand the changes that farmers understand intuitively.

by |August 30, 2018
CIESIN team members of the new project Geo-eferenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3), seated around a table.

The Intersection of Climate Science and Hope: A Personal Story

A man from Mali explains why he spent his summer working with Columbia’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network.

by |August 30, 2018

Here’s How Cameroon Can Achieve Land Contract Transparency

A new law promises to remove the shroud of secrecy that has hovered over contracts and concessions the government has signed with natural resource investors.

child eating corn on the cob

Corn, Obesity, and Navigating Healthy Eating Choices as a Parent

Our children learn to eat from us. Eat better, fill your plates with dark leafy greens and your kid is bound to follow.

by |August 22, 2018
Remains of former dwelling on top of the mountain.

Exploring Ecological Migration in Gansu Province, China

What the West sees as the Chinese government’s top-down decision making around ecological migration is actually a more complex process.

by |August 17, 2018
brown wheat in field

Does the El Niño Southern Oscillation Actually Matter for Food Security?

And why should we care what causes a drought?

by |July 27, 2018

How Climate Change Will Alter Our Food

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.

by |July 25, 2018
view of africa from space

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.

by |July 18, 2018
Rice farmers in India

In India, Swapping Crops Could Save Water and Improve Nutrition

Replacing some rice with less thirsty crops could help to sustainably feed a rapidly growing population.

by |July 4, 2018