Food Security & Agriculture

Drought-ruined crops and a government mandate to sell harvests to the state raise fears of food insecurity
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This paper aims to generate and validate earth observation-based information products for monitoring selected indicators of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in the context of flooding in Ecuador.
An Asian women harvesting crops in the middle of a field.
Sitting in a semi-circle in the yard outside of a village school in Nepal, a group of farmers share their concerns about the future. They discuss how the rain is unreliable – droughts and floods are both becoming more common. Before the rain is the heat.
This year, an early and hotter start to the summer has forced a change in the crop cycle in Gilgit-Baltistan, high up in the Hindu Kush Himalayas
Huy Fong Foods, the company that produces 20m bottles of sriracha sauce annually, has experienced a low inventory of red jalapeño chilli peppers in recent years worsened by spring’s crop failure. The cause? Severe weather and drought conditions in Mexico.
Insurance from WFP helps families to buy food, meet their immediate needs and rebuild their lives
Soil drought can mitigate deadly heat stress
This article questions heatwave mitigation measures involving surface moistening to increase evaporative cooling, suggesting that irrigated agriculture may intensify lethal heat stress.
Rice farm, Nepal
After floods in October 2021 caused massive crop damage in Nepal, a rapid loss assessment using digital technologies assisted with critical operational decisions to mitigate the impact.
Close-up on a few desert locusts on corn plants.
Interview with Cyril Ferrand, FAO’s Resilience Team Leader for East Africa, and Carla Mucavi, FAO Country Representative in Kenya
The majority of farmers surveyed in Bangladesh, Rwanda and Zambia are willing to pay for visits to CABI-led Plantwise plant clinics which help diagnose potentially devastating crop pests and diseases as well as ways to mitigate impacts on yields.