Stories tagged: climate change

Solutions to Climate Change’s Impact on Soil Health

Micael Beun and Wilson Leonardo, IFDC project leads in Burundi and Mozambique, outline on-the-ground solutions for helping African smallholders adapt to climate change and improve soil health.

As climate change threatens agriculture and food systems around the world, its effects reach down to the ground beneath our feet. Soil health across Central and Southern Africa could suffer greatly from the increasing number of extreme climatic events – as sub-Saharan Africa is one of the most climate-vulnerable regions, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Continue reading

Seed Giants Must Collaborate or Be Dwarfed By Threat of Climate Change

Matthew Reynolds, Jeffrey L. Rosichan and Leon Broers write that failure to collaborate will ultimately result in unsustainable food systems, which not only renders seed companies obsolete but threatens a prerequisite of civilization: food security.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vast inequalities when it comes to food security. But there is an even larger and more concerning crisis waiting for us: global food shortages caused by climate change.

Nobody knows when or how hard it will hit, but we inch closer each year with new temperature records, the spread of pests, and emerging crop diseases. We are already seeing the beginning of this future crisis. Continue reading

A Carbon-Zero Future: Agriculture’s Role in Mitigating Climate Change

Liam Condon, member of the Board of Management for Bayer AG and President of the Crop Science Division Continue reading

Harnessing Digital Tools for Climate and Agriculture

J. Nicolas Hernandez-Aguilera, Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) Continue reading

How Peer-to-Peer Learning Helps Farmers Adopt New Technologies

Laura Elphick, Communications and Engagement Officer at EIT Food Continue reading