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.
1 December, 2016 − Scientists seeking to unravel carbon cycle mysteries reveal that almost half the C02 produced in making cement is absorbed as structures age.
28 November, 2016 − As demand for grain increases to feed a rising population, scientists warn that global warming could seriously reduce wheat productivity.
8 November, 2016 – Brazil undertook last year to make drastic cuts to its carbon emissions, but newly released information shows that in fact they are rising.
30 October, 2016 – New UN report says climate change’s impacts on rainfall will have harsh economic consequences for regions such as Latin America and the Caribbean.
18 October, 2016 − Cambridge scientists believe their discovery of a secret ingredient that attracts bees is a first step to feeding the world.
17 October, 2016 − Cattle farmers in Ireland object to former president’s suggestion that people must stop eating meat to help battle climate change.