Food security and agriculture

Activities aimed to ensure access to and availability of adequate food supplies and the preservation of agricultural livelihoods under the pressures of climate hazards and food chains threats.

Latest Food security & agriculture additions in the Knowledge Base

A villager distributes water to be used by households during a drought in northern Kenya
‘As policymakers consider irrigation investments in the drylands, the past disappointing experiences of large-scale schemes must be taken into account.’
The New Humanitarian
With access to irrigated land, training in climate-resilient farming, and a platform to sell their produce, women farmers in Zimbabwe are forging new paths for economic independence and sustainable agriculture.
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
This publication develops a data-driven framework to assess the compound risk of locust outbreaks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and elucidate the role of climate in locust dynamics.
Dr Hettie Arwoh Boafo, Research Officer, Invasive Species Management, based at CABI's centre in Ghana, is the winner of the Carol Ellison Science Award. She will use her £2,000 grant to study natural enemies of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in Ghana.
Ghana News Agency
The invasion of the pest poses a threat to coconut cultivation, a lifeline to the population.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
This study provides insights into how privately owned groceries can complement large food storage facilities and provide sustainable public and private sectors (Public–Private Partnerships-PPP).
Close picture of crops with sky background
Scientist Pål Thorvaldsen participated in a large international drought experiment initiated by the University of Michigan, U.S. He explains that climate change may lead to more frequent occurrences of short-term extreme drought.
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
Farmers are grappling with the most damaging incursion of fall armyworm (FAW) on record, and have likened the destruction to that caused by a bushfire.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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