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Climate impact on crops will hit poorest

27 September, 2016 – Global food production may need to rise by more than 100 per cent to deal with climate change’s effects on crops in the most vulnerable regions.

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Food supply fears spark China land grab

26 September, 2016 – With the impacts of climate change threatening food supply as population grows, China is buying land on other continents to grow more crops.

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Pollution raises rivers’ deadly threat

22 September, 2016 – Human destruction of wilderness areas has added to the pollution that puts millions of people on three continents at risk of water-borne diseases.

A local farmer harvests sorghum produced from seeds donated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) through the "Improving Seeds" project.

Lower crop yields test market forces

13 September, 2016 – As global warming cuts crop yields, trade liberalisation in agricultural commodities will be needed to avoid food shortages and economic hardships.

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Rice paddies raise methane threat

10 September, 2016 − Traditional growing of rice in flooded fields is bad for the staple crop’s future quality and produces vast amounts of methane greenhouse gas.

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Soaring population raises climate concerns

2 September, 2016 – Global population is predicted to rise by a third in the next three decades as the planet is increasingly challenged by climate change and loss of ‘natural capital’.

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Climate change raises deadly health risks

18 August, 2016 – Reduced production of fruit and vegetables as climate change impacts on agriculture could substantially increase dietary and weight-related factors that contribute to so many deaths worldwide.

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China aims to halve meat eating

26 June, 2016 – The Chinese government has issued guidelines to help wean its citizens onto a more vegetarian diet − offering huge potential health gains and cuts in greenhouse gases.

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Deadly effect of farming’s dirty needs

25 May, 2016 – Researchers say air pollution from the use of vital fertilisers means that fossil fuel emissions must be reduced if we are to feed the world’s growing population.

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Farming needs lead role in GHG cuts

19 May, 2016 – Researchers say new technical and policy solutions, plus major investment, are needed for agriculture to help make the emissions reductions required to meet Paris targets.

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