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Sardine slump linked to changes in climate

Sardine slump linked to changes in climate

A dramatic decline in sardine populations in the southern Caribbean appears to be linked to changes in wind pattern and ocean temperature, which could be the result of global climate change.

Date published: November 2012

Protecting Arabica from climate change

Protecting Arabica from climate change

A new study sets out strategies for protecting wild Arabica coffee plants, which contain vital genetic diversity for commercial coffee production, but are threatened by climate change.

Date published: November 2012

Social transformation to end gender inequalities

Social transformation to end gender inequalities

Scientists from WorldFish call for agricultural development to engage with social transformation issues in order to end gender inequalities that currently prevent women from taking advantage of new technologies and opportunities.

Date published: November 2012

Displaced pastoralists in northern Kenya

Displaced pastoralists in northern Kenya

Up to 400,000 pastoralists in northern Kenya should be classified as internally displaced persons, as their movements have been forced by fear of conflict and cattle rustling, according to a new report.

Date published: November 2012

'More crop per drop' developer wins 2012 World Food Prize

'More crop per drop' developer wins 2012 World Food Prize

Described as the man who made the desert bloom, Dr. Daniel Hillel, an Israeli-American researcher, has been awarded the 2012 World Food Prize for developing and implementing what is today known as 'micro irrigation'.

Date published: October 2012

Rethinking needed for Africa's dam projects

Rethinking needed for Africa's dam projects

Using hydroelectric dams as a means of flood control in Southern Africa is a mistake, according to a new study, compromising energy generation and threatening downstream communities when extreme rainfall events occur.

Date published: October 2012

Turning waste into revenue

Turning waste into revenue

A report from Rabobank highlights how the food and agriculture industry is finding ways to convert wastes into valuable products, including fuels, plastics and chemicals.

Date published: October 2012

Groundwater mapping for drought mitigation

Groundwater mapping for drought mitigation

Farmers in the Horn of Africa will be cushioned from the adverse effects of drought as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) commenced mapping of drought-resilient groundwater resources in the region

Date published: October 2012

Expanding wheat production in Africa

Expanding wheat production in Africa

Combining biological and economic data, researchers from CIMMYT have analysed the potential for wheat production in 12 African countries, and identified large areas where wheat would be both competitive and profitable.

Date published: October 2012

Tortillas on the roaster - climate change threatens maize and beans

Tortillas on the roaster - climate change threatens maize and beans

Rising temperatures and changing rainfall patterns could cut maize and bean production in large parts of Central America by 25 per cent or more within ten years, according to a new report from CIAT and CIMMYT.

Date published: October 2012

 

 

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