Food & Agriculture

The future of food    Food: the hidden driver of global politics   The scary hidden stressor   Welcome to dystopia

How do you feed 9 billion people?    Current global food production trajectory won't meet 2050 needs

New projection shows global food demand doubling by 2050    More land, fewer harvests

Food: how bad is the crisis?    World One Poor Harvest Away From Chaos     Agriculture and disaster risk

Millions more will go hungry as world struggles to respond to unprecedented food crises and sharply rising prices

Feeding a thirsty world: challenges and opportunities for a water and food secure future

Enhancing climate resilience and food & nutrition security  

Feeding the World    Existing cropland could feed 4 billion more

Despite drop from 2009 peak, agriculture land grabs still remain above pre-2005 levels

Managing famine risk - linking early warning to early action    Global Food: want not, waste not

Reducing waste of food: a key element in feeding billions more people

New plastic electronics can greatly reduce food waste worldwide

Bumper 2011 Grain Harvest Fails to Rebuild Global Stocks

Global grain stocks dangerously low as 2012 consumption exceeded production

Global grain production at record highs despite extreme climatic events

Maize trade disruption could have global ramifications   

Cereal Secrets: The world’s largest grain traders and global agriculture   The era of cheap food may be over

Small clique of nations found to dominate global trading net of food, water    FAO Food Price Index

From food insufficiency toward trade dependency: a historical analysis of global food availability

Taking action to deliver agriculture growth, jobs and food security in the face of climate change

Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies

The future of food and farming: challenges and choices for global sustainability

Achieving food security in the face of climate change    Adapting to climate change in the food industry

Water and Food Nexus - trends and development of the research landscape 

Water, Agriculture and Climate Change - a global computable general equilibrium analysis   

Water security and agriculture: the human factor   The impacts of human responses

Biodiverse agriculture as part of a food-secure future    Pooled knowledge key to food security

New study addresses trade-offs between food security and climate change mitigation

Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2    Helping farmers to cope with climate change

Rising CO2 poses significant threat to human nutrition   Agriculture's greenhouse emissions on the rise

Agriculture and food production contribute up to 29% of global GHG emissions    Soil to Sky Infographic   

The FAOSTAT database for greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture

Advancing agriculture greenhouse gas quantification    Synthesis and review

Climate change growing threat to food and biodiversity      

Research clarifies health costs of air pollution from agriculture

Tackling Change: future-proofing water, agriculture and food security    Food Security CASE Maps

Food security weakening "on a scale we haven't seen"    Feeding the world while protecting the planet

Solving food security with no new land    Sustainable food systems for food security and nutrition

Building Resilience: Bridging Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Globalized diet: more food, less diversity, more associated risks

7 charts that could convince you to become a vegetarian

Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists

The other inconvenient truth: how agriculture is changing the face of our planet

Toward a whole-landscape approach for sustainable land

Multiple pathways of commodity crop expansion in tropical forest landscapes   

Can we continue to feed the world while doing less harm?    Agriculture's Role in Climate Change

Climate change impacts on global agriculture land availability   

Climate adaptation as mitigation: the case of agricultural investments

Vulnerability to climate change: adaptation strategy & layers of resilience

Looking back to move forward on model validation: insights from a global model of agricultural land use

Agriculture, forestry and other land use emissions by sources and removals by sinks

Rethinking connection between soil as a carbon reservoir and global warming

Desperately seeking: a sustainable, climate friendly food system

The imprint of crop choice on global nutrient needs 

Future crop production threatened by extreme heat  

Effects of land cover change on moisture availability and potential crop yield in the world's breadbaskets

Addressing uncertainty in adaptation planning for agriculture   Adapting agriculture to climate change   

Planning and costing agriculture’s adaptation to climate change

Supporting climate-friendly food production    Spatial decoupling of agricultural production and consumption

Multilevel stakeholder influence mapping in climate change adaptation regimes

Tried and tested: learning from farmers on adaptation to climate change

Supporting grass-roots efforts key to climate change adaptation

Climate change increases the risk of ozone damage to plants

Surface albedo following biochar application in durum wheat

Plant research funding crucial for the future                    

Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome

Sttatistical model predicts performance of hybrid rice

Scientists identify thousands of plant genes activated by ethylene gas

Research raises concerns about future global crop yield projections

Climate experts estimate risk of rapid crop slowdown

Improving crop yields in a world of extreme weather events

A tradeoff frontier for global nitogen use and cereal production

Nitrogen-tracking tools for better crops and less pollution

Research reveals how farmers could mitigate NO2 emissions

Modelling of global crop production and resulting N2O emissions

Phosphate: A Critical Resource Misused and Now Running Low    Fungi Reduce Need for Fertilizer in Agriculture 

CO2 could reduce crop yields    Regional disparities in the CO2 fertilization effect and implications for crop yields

Climate, crops and lacking data underlie regional disparities in the CO2 fertilization effect

Herbicide and fertilizers promote analogos phylogenic responses but opposite functional responses in plant communities

New study charts the global invasion of crop pests

Issues associated with 'least toxic pesticides' applied as a last resort

Global crop yield response to extreme heat stress under multiple climate change futures

Global crop exposure to critical high temperatures in the reproductive period

When the chips are down: potato, maize and rice crop yields set to fall    Why crop rotation works

Corn yield prediction model uses simple measurements at a specific growth stage   The Corn and Climate Report

Climate change to deal blow to fruits, nuts: study    Climate change rewrites world wine list 

Implications of regional improvement in global climate models for agricultural impact research

Study offers new hope for increasing global food production, reducing environmental impact of agriculture

Natural variation in abiotic stress and climate change responses in Arabidopsis: implications for 21C agriculture 

Maths study of photosynthesis clears the path to developing new super-crops

New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and fuel demands

Hope in new scientific insights to avoid global agricultural tragedy 

Dust to dust: a man-made Malthusian crisis    Urban poverty, food security and climate change   

Biodegradable or not?   We'll rise or fall on the quality of our soil

Why curbing agriculture's climate impacts is a growing challenge

Hope in new scientific insights to avoid global agricultural tragedy   

Scarcity and degradation of land and water: growing threat to food security    Water for wealth and food security

Agricultural water storage in an era of climate change   Global threat to food supply as water wells dry up

Improvements in crop water productivity increase water sustainability and food security: a global analysis

Hydrologic and land–energy feedbacks of agricultural water management practices

Irrigation and global change – new applications for integrated global land use modeling

Modelling the global dynamics of rain-fed and irrigated croplands    Rainfed Farming and Disaster Risk Reduction

Spatial organization and drivers of the virtual water trade: a community-structure analysis

Irrigation's impact on clouds and climate    Organic Agriculture and Climate Change    

Researchers reveal that organic agriculture can pollute groundwater   EverGreen Agriculture Project   

Providing low-budget estimations of carbon sequestrations and greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural wetlands  

Global versus local environmental impacts of grazing and confined beef production systems

Pastoralism to suffer most over rise in global heat    Modelling farm animal welfare

No sign of health or nutrition problems from GMO livestock feeds, study finds  

Meeting climate targets may require reducing meat and dairy consumption

Cattle flatulence doesn't stink with biotechnology     Cows are smarter when raised in pairs

How healthy animals protect livlihoods and build resilience

The adaptation advantage: the economic benefits of preparing small-scale farmers to climate change

Overcoming the risk of inaction from emissions uncertainty in small-holder agriculture

Small-scale farmers and climate change  Impacts of climate change on farming and food security

Mountain farming is family founding

Filling the research gap under the Carbon Farming Futures program

Carbon farming schemes should consider multiple co-benefits    The green revolution is wilting    

Urban agriculture: a global analysis of the space constraint to meet urban vegetable demand

The vertical farm: a keystone concept for the ecocity      Fresh city tomatoes, any time

Tomatoes watered by the sea: sprouting a new way of farming

Resilient livlihoods: disaster risk reduction for food and nutrition security     

After the flood: a beginning farmer on the front lines of extreme weather  

Extreme weather endangers food security   Farmers and forecasts   Study highlights food risk highlights

Weather Index-based Insurance in agricultural development   Weather insurance builds resilience for farmers

A risky proposition: crop insurance in the face of climate change   Climate forecasts shown to warn of crop failures

Warming helps crop pests spread north   Spread of crop pests threatens global food security as Earth warms 

Radar shows millions of locusts a mile deep in the air over New Mexico   Locust Forecasting

Opening a window to vector-borne viruses

Technology in agriculture and farming:

How Business Intelligence and data make for a more efficient farm    The digital homestead

Data and monitoring needs for a more ecological agriculture   Farmers struggle to adopt climate-smart methods 

Call for action on Climate-Smart Agriculture    FAO-EC project to promote climate-smart farming 

Why Monsanto is betting the farm on smarter forecasts     

Studying crops from outer space 

First observations of global and seasonal terrestrial chlorophyll fluorescence from space  

Robot herder brings the cows in for milking in Australia

Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts   

Researchers develop drones for orchard management    MSU lands first drone

Revolution to Evolution - HortTechnology in the 21C    How helpful is nanotechnology in agriculture?

Regional Issues:

In the crosshairs of hunger and climate change: new ILRI-CCAFS study maps the global hotspots

Recalibrating food production in the developing world: global warming will change more than just the climate

Europe's agriculture: how to make food affordable, healthy and 'green'

Science supporting abundant, nourishing food for a growing civilization

Honeybee shortage threatens crop pollination in Europe

Assessing the agricultural system and the carbon cycle under climate change in Europe using a dynamic global vegetation model

Climate-induced changes in grapevine yield and must sugar content in Franconia (Germany) 1805-2010

Agricultural drought challenges Arab world

Strengthening food resilience through the US President's Climate Data Initiative

USDA announces creation of foundation for food and agriculture research

Climate change poses risks to food, beyond US drought    Impact of drought on California food growing

Climate change and agriculture in the US - effects and adaptation   Changing climate is affecting agriculture in the US

US: Agriculture adaptation to a changing climate   FDIC reforms

Farmers plant for hyper-local forecasts with IBM's 'Deep Thunder'

Satellite shows high productivity from US corn belt     Big drop in wintertime fog needed by fruit and nut crops

The impact of climate, disease and wheat breeding on wheat variety yields in Kansas, 1985-2011

After 4 centuries, Southwest US irrigation system faces decline

China's rising soybean consumption reshaping western agriculture

Food benefit and climate warming potential of nitrogen fertilizer uses in China

Key role of China and its agriculture in global sustainable phosphorous management

Balancing food security and environmental quality in China

Food security in Indonesia   

Australia aims to become Asia's food bowl    As risk of drought rises, Australian farmers struggle to invest

Australia: climate change will force farmers to adapt     Adapting agriculture to climate change

CSIRO: Sustainable Agriculture Flagship   

Australian agriculture needs to adapt, not simply shift to meet climate change

Linking food security, climate adaptation and carbon management: a case study from Indonesia    

India: Icrisat and DST launch centre of excellence in climate change research

India caterpillar attack flags risk of climate-linked farm pests

Climate change impacts on crop productivity in Africa and South Asia

Impact of global warming on food security in vulnerable areas of Africa

Weather info project aims to help African farmers adapt    Fertilizer nutrient imbalance to limit food production in Africa

Water, water - not everywhere: mapping water trends for African maize

Researchers find African farmers need better climate change data to improve farming practices

EverGreen agriculture can build resilience and increase food security in the face of climate change

South African agriculture and climate change    The complexities of climate change adaptation in South African agriculture

Grapelook - water use efficiency in vineyards of South Africa      

West African agriculture and climate change    Niger, Mali on alert to desert locust risk   

Are regional climate models relevant for crop yield prediction in West Africa? 

Climate change could crush East Africa's agricultural economy    East African agriculture and climate change

The causes, processes and impacts of land fragmentation in the rangelands of Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda

Transforming agriculture in the Sahel - what would it take?

Factors influencing agbiotech adoption and development in sub-Saharan Africa

Sustainable land-use concept for South America

GMOs:

Breakthrough offers promise of improved GMO testing    Analysis of US genetically engineered crop regulation and litigation

Two Evolutionary Histories in the Genome of Rice   Rice agriculture accelerates greenhouse gas emissions

Mystery atom helps plants grow

Brazil signals it may release terminator seed technology

Fisheries:

The State of World Fisheries and Acquaculture 2010   Effects of acquaculture on worldfish supplies

Fisheries and Climate Change    Will There Be Fish by 2050    Farmed fish production overtakes beef

Report supports shutdown of all high seas fisheries   Coastal ocean aquacullture can be environmentally sustainable

Increasing Returns from Fisheries: Do's and Dont's for Policy Makers   Aquaculture tries to fill world's insatiable appetite for seafood

Mariculture: significant and expanding cause of coastal nutrient enrichment   

New shellfish certified reference material to enhance food safety    Food Security and Climate Change in the Pacific

WWF on aquaculture  NOAA on aquaculture   Aquaculture in the Mediterranean  

Salmon Alert    Searching for Russian crab mafia