Food security & agriculture

Food security & agriculture

Deforestation, ecosystems and environmental management, environmental degradation, environmental impact assessment, INRM and land-use.

A study shows that we can create plants that can better recover from drought without affecting the size of the plant or seed yield by genetically modifying their lignin chemistry. These results can be used in agriculture to tackle climate challenges.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
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2022
This brief focuses on how climate change acts as a threat multiplier, worsening the existing risks and vulnerabilities to hunger for already disadvantaged people, particularly women, agricultural workers, and small-scale farmers.
Oxfam International Secretariat
In Lebanon, the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) is preserving crops’ genetic diversity and helping breed climate-resilient varieties of seeds.
Mongabay
Only a few days into autumn, and the UK has experienced some truly autumnal weather. Heavy bands of rain and thunderstorms have swept over parts of Britain, particularly in southern England, that up until a few weeks ago were looking dry and parched.
Conversation Media Group, the
The toll of extreme weather events on crops underscores the region’s challenges and need for policies to save lives and protect livelihoods.
International Monetary Fund
Initiatives using new technologies for agriculture have recently emerged to support farmers dealing with the impacts of climate change in Egypt. Global warming stands to curb food production under higher temperatures and lower rainfalls.
Quartz
Indian farmer working in a field in front of a water sprinkler
Collective groundwater pumping by millions of farmers in Bangladesh in the dry season each year has created vast natural reservoirs underground that, over a 30-year-period, rival the world’s largest dams, sustaining irrigation for the country.
EurekAlert
Tropical Cyclone Gita Kingdom of Tonga Rapid Gender Analysis: Sub-focus on Shelter and Food Security and Livelihoods
2018
This rapid gender analysis is designed to provide initial information about gender roles, responsibilities, capacities and vulnerabilities of women, men, girls and boys, SOGIE and other marginalised people prior to and after TC Gita.
CARE International