6 March, 2017 – It may be a staple of many national diets, but bread’s climate impact, mainly through its dependence on fertilisers, is massive, researchers find.
20 February, 2017 – Entrepreneurs bringing solar energy systems to farms in developing countries challenge for sustainability charity’s prestigious awards.
18 February, 2017 – UK researchers show how raising the water table can improve crop yields, reduce the loss of peatland soils and help cut CO2 emissions.
16 February, 2017 – A musical protest at the Rio carnival will stress the damaging impacts of factory farming on indigenous people and on global warming.
4 February, 2017 – Saltwater intrusion exacerbated by climate change is hitting rice production in vulnerable delta regions and threatens to cause food shortages.
19 January, 2017 – Rising temperatures will lead to massive crop losses in the US, which will increase prices and cause problems for developing countries, says international study.
1 January, 2017 – Soils face a global threat as population pressure, human development and swelling cities lead to mounting cropland loss.
31 December, 2016 – New research warns it will be almost impossible for African cropland to feed the continent by 2050 without massive changes to farming.
26 December, 2016 – An internet tool is now available that helps to quantify and control farms’ greenhouse emissions released during the crop production cycle.
18 December, 2016 – Small-scale farmers who produce most of the world’s coffee beans face reductions in crop yield and quality as a result of rising temperatures and extreme weather.
11 December, 2016 – Modifying plants so they take more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere holds out hope of increasing crop yields and combating climate change.