Food & Agriculture

Food Security:


The future of food

Feeding the World

Welcome to dystopia

Synthesis and review 

Soil to sky Infographic

Water for wealth and food

The scary hidden stressor 

More land, fewer harvests

Food Security CASE Maps

Food: how bad is the crisis?

Agriculture and disaster risk

Covid-19 & global food security

The past & future of food stocks

How food connects all the SDGs

The impacts of human responses     

Water & Food in the 21st Century

Creating a sustainable food future

How do you feed 9 billion people?

FAO to prevent threats to food chain

The economic viability of agroecoogy 

Solving food security with no new land

Pooled knowledge key to food security

Gender, agriculture and water insecurity

Eco-friendly wrap promises fresher food

The role of plant science in food security

World one poor harvest away from chaos

Dust to dust: a man-made Malthusian crisis

More food, low pollution effort gains traction

Blockchain and the economics of food safety

Feeding the world while protecting the planet

Pollinators vital to our food supply under threat

Urban poverty, food security and climate change

Water security and agriculture: the human factor

Impact of food contact chemicals on human health

New maps offer a clearer view of global agriculture

Biodiverse agriculture as part of a food-secure future

Food security weakening "on a scale we haven't seen" 

The impact of disasters on agriculture and food security

Bumper 2011 grain harvest fails to rebuild global stocks

Assessing the evolving fragility of the global food system

How 'more food per field' could help save our wild spaces 

OpenAG: a globally distributed network of food computing

Could seawater rice determine the future of food security? 

New projection shows global food demand doubling by 2050 

Towards food supply chain resilience to environmental shocks

Current global food production trajectory won't meet 2050 needs

Beyond calories: a holistic assessment of the global food system

Characterization of the agricultural prone areas on a global scale

Transforming food systems to deliver affordable healthy diets for all

Svalbard global seed vault protects Earth's food supply - here's how

Tackling Change: future-proofing water, agriculture and food security

Declining agricultural production in rapidly urbanizing semi-arid ragions

Feeding 10 billion people by 2050 within planetary limits may be possible

CGIAR opens agricultural data sets to the world using Amazon Web Services

New insights into the origins of agriculture could help shape the future of food

Integrated crop water management might sustainably halve the global food gap

Study suggests impact of climate change on agriculture may be underestimated

Global grain stocks dangerously low as 2012 consumption exceeded production

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

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

Field experiment finds a simple change that could boost agricultural productivity by 60%

Transformative transparency: harnessing the power of data for supply chain sustainability    

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

A new understanding and evaluation of food sustainability in 6 different food systems: Kenya & Bolivia

Food waste:

Taking on food waste and fashion pollution - with fungi

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

Politics & Trade in Food:

FAO Food Price Index

The era of cheap food may be over

Food: the hidden driver of global politics

Winners and losers in the global trade in food

Climate change, trade, and global food security

We're iver-freezing food. A few degrees saves a lot of CO2

Spatial decoupling of agricultural production and consumption

Cereal secrets: The world’s largest grain traders and global agriculture 

Small clique of nations found to dominate global trading net of food, water

Impact of climate change on food production: options for importing countries 

Market integration could help protect poor from climate-related food insecurity 

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

Dietary guidelines and GHG emissions:

Food systems are responsible for a third of global athropogenic GHG emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions associated with dietary guidelines vary between countries

Small strategic dietary changes yield surprisingly large health and environmental returns

Health and environmental impacts of plant-rich dietary patterns: a US prospective cohort study 

Providing low-budget estimations of carbon sequestrations & GHG emissions in agricultural wetlands

Food systems, Climate & Weather:

Farmers and forecasts

Developing drought free crops

Averting risks to the food chain

Weather impacts on crop yields

Crop monitoring for early warning

Crop prospects and food situation

Agriculture's role in climate change

El Nino and the threat to food security

Adapting agriculture to climate change

Drought, heat take toll on global crops

Climate change rewrites world wine list

Extreme weather endangers food security

Call for action on climate-smart agriculture

Supporting climate-friendly food production

Mitigating droughts and floods in agriculture

Farmers face double trouble as world warms

Helping farmers to cope with climate change

Humus depletion induced by climate change?

Climate change will affect farmers' bottom line

Adapting to climate change in the food industry

How will climate change transform agriculture?

Climate change creates new geography of food

Tackling climate change: a coffee farmer's view 

Climate change to deal blow to fruits, nuts: study

Farmers struggle to adopt climate-smart methods

French wines show hot dry years are now normal

FAO-EC project to promote climate-smart farming

Farmers and scientists divided over climate change

Achieving food security in the face of climate change

Climate experts estimate risk of rapid crop slowdown

IFAD attracts businesses to climate smart investments

Climate change growing threat to food and biodiversity

Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change

Impacts of climate change on farming and food security

Enhancing climate resilience and food & nutrition security

Extreme weather and resilience of the global food system

Coping with climate change: the roles of genetic resources

Improving crop yields in a world of extreme weather events

Addressing uncertainty in adaptation planning for agriculture

Climate change impacts on global agriculture land availability

Impacts of climate mitigation for future agricultural production

Climate change increases the risk of ozone damage to plants

The global effect of extreme weather events on nutrient supply

32 countries where global warming could make violence worse

Planning and costing agriculture’s adaptation to climate change

Supporting grass-roots efforts key to climate change adaptation

A risky proposition: crop insurance in the face of climate change

Implications of climate mitigation for future agricultural production

Shock waves: managing the impact of climate change on poverty

Climate extremes explain 18%-43% of global crop yield variations

Massive global crop yield variations explained by climate extremes

Climate adaptation as mitigation: the case of agricultural investments

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

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

Building drought resilience in agriculture: partnerships and public outreach

Research shows that genomics can match plant variety to climate stresses

Understanding the drought impact of El Nino on the global agricultural areas

Global crop exposure to critical high temperatures in the reproductive period

Multilevel stakeholder influence mapping in climate change adaptation regimes

The potential for agroecology to build climate resilient livlihoods and food systems

Weather phenomenon such as El Nino affect up to two-thirds of the world's harvests

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

Stepping up tp the challenge - 6 issues facing global climate change and food security

Water, agriculture and climate change - a global computable general equilibrium analysis

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

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

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

Human-wrought environmental changes impacting crops and pollinators could harm health of millions

Climate change and food systems: global assessments and implications for for food secruty and trade

Space survellance of agriculture drought worldwide using FAO-Agriculture Stress Index System (ASIS) 

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

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

Weather/Climate forecasting and insurance:

Weather insurance builds resilience for farmers

Climate forecasts shown to warn of crop failures

Why Monsanto is betting the farm on smarter forecasts

Weather Index-based Insurance in agricultural development

Climate model predictions are telling a consistent story re crop yield

Agricultural GHG emissions:

Understanding food's carbon footprint

Agriculture's greenhouse emissions on the rise 

Protein risk for millions from rising CO2 emissions

Rising CO2's uneven impact on our cropping future

Advancing agriculture greenhouse gas quantification

Rising CO2 poses significant threat to human nutrition

Field study shows why food quality will suffer with rising CO2

Why curbing agriculture's climate impacts is a growing challenge

The FAOSTAT database for greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture

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

Agriculture and air pollution:

Research clarifies health costs of air pollution from agriculture

Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies

Meat production leads to thousands of air-quality related deaths annually

Significant atmospheric aerosol pollution caused by world food cultivation

Smallholder farming households:

This tiny nation feeds the world

Small-scale farmers and climate change

Small-scale agriculture threatens the rain forest

Smallholder farmers are more than climate victims

First-ever map of farming households across world

A laandmark study delivers a clear verdict for diversified farmlands

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

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

Soil Health:

Soil & soil dynamics

Biodegradable or not?

Why crop rotation works

Saving soil for better crops

Living soil - the biology of soil 

We'll rise or fall on the quality of our soil

Soil and human security in the 21st Century 

Human security at risk as depletion of soil accelerates

How soil symbionts could unlock climate-smart agriculture

Study identifies way to enhance the sustainability of manufactured soils

World losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt-induced degradation

Soil crisis brought about by climate change may hit global food production

Rethinking connection between soil as a carbon reservoir and global warming

Soil-loving plants may be the key to global efforts for sustainable food production

Bomb Cs137 in modern honey reveals a regional soil control on pollutant cycling by plants

Resilience, Sustainability and Land Use in Agriculture:

The green revolution is wilting 

Sustainable agriculture explained

Existing cropland could feed 4 billion more

Feeding the world while protecting the planet

Global land use implications of dietary trends

Land use and food security in 2050: a narrow road

Sustainable food systems for food security and nutrition

Toward a whole-landscape approach for sustainable land 

Can we continue to feed the world while doing less harm?

Carbon farming schemes should consider multiple co-benefits

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

Can we grow more food on less land? We'll have to, a new study finds

Resilient livlihoods: disaster risk reduction for food and nutrition security

Agrivoltaics proves mutually beneficial across food, water, energy nexus

Vulnerability to climate change: adaptation strategy & layers of resilience

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

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

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

Didactic toolkit for the design, management  and assessmentof resilient farming systems

Guidance and tool to support farmers in taking aware decisions on ecological focus areas

Changes in agriculture could cut sector non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50%

Building resilience: bridging food security, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

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

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

Pests, Pesticides & Pollinators:

Locust Forecasting

Crop monitor for early warning

An innovative tool for crop pest control

The locust invasions devastating Niger

Warming helps crop pests spread north

Opening a window to vector-borne viruses

New study charts the global invasion of crop pests

Pesticides and pollinators: a socioecological synthesis

Preventing desert locust plagues: optimizing management 

Common crop chemical leaves bees susceptible to deadly viruses

Spread of crop pests threatens global food security as Earth warms

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

Pesticide residues remaining in soils from previous growing seasons

Distribution of glyphosate and AMPA in agricultural topsoils of the EU

Selection of pesticides to reduce human & environmental health risks

How changes in weather patterns could lead to more insect invasions

Farmers look to FAO to help resolve the worsening pest outbreak issue

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

Natural habitat can help farmers control pests, but not always a win-win

Crop pests outwit climate change predictions en route to new destinations

The prediction of swarming in honeybee colonies using vibrational spectra

Why gigantic locust swarms are challennging governments and researchers

The effect of farmers' decisions on pest control with Bt crops: a billion dollar game of strategy

Finding the bees knees: A conceptual framework and systematic review of the pollinator mechanisms

Self-driving farm robot uses lasers to kill 100,000 weeds/hour, saving land & farmers from toxic herbacides 

Other Risks to Food Chain: 

Global Food: want not, waste not

Managing heat in agricultural work

Study highlights food risk highlights

Managing famine risk - linking early warning to early action    

Averting risks to the food chain - emergency methods and tools

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

A fundamentally new way to freeze foods could cut carbon emissios equal to 1 million cars

Agricultural productivity is threatened by increasing pollinator dependence without crop diversification   

Grain crops:

Oil palm - a modelled crop

The Corn and Climate Report 

Future crop production threatened by extreme heat

The imprint of crop choice on global nutrient needs

New tools to breed cereal crops that survive flooding

Maize trade disruption could have global ramifications

Rice agriculture accelerates greenhouse gas emissions

Surface albedo following biochar application in durum wheat

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

Global grain production at record highs despite extreme climatic events

Multiple pathways of commodity crop expansion in tropical forest landscapes

Corn yield prediction model uses simple measurements at a specific growth stage

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

Intensity of heat stress in winter wheat - phenoogy compensates for the adverse effect of global warming 

Crop Additives & Fertilizers:

Earth-friendly pesticides

Do additives help the soil? 

CO2 could reduce crop yields

Trading farmland for nitrogen protection      

Fungi reduce need for fertilizer in agriculture

Harnessing beneficial bacteria for a sustainable future

Nitrogen-tracking tools for better crops and less pollution

A genetic tweak in crops could reduce excess fertilizer use

Phosphate: a critical resource misused and now running low

Research reveals how farmers could mitigate NO2 emissions

A tradeoff frontier for global nitogen use and cereal production

Synthetic nitrogen destroys soil carbon, undermines soil health

A widely available solution for decarbonizing fertilizer production 

Modelling of global crop production and resulting N2O emissions

50-year trends in nitrogen use efficiency of world cropping systems

Traditional fertilizers beat out industrial chemicals in soil health test

Nitrogen fertilization challenges the climate benefit of cellulosic biofuels

To save the Earth, better nitrogen use on a hungrier planet must be addressed

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

Fertilizers and nitrate pollution of suface and groundwater: an increasingly pervasive global problem

Herbicide & fertilizers promote similar phylogenic responses but opposite functional responses in plants

Sustainable ammonia production via nano-second pulsed plasma oxidation and electrocatalytics reduction

Organic Farming:

Mountain farming is family farming

Organic Agriculture and Climate Change

Organic agriculture key to feeding the world sustainably

Growing crops on organic soils increases greenhouse gas emisions 

GMO and other Crop Research:

Mystery atom helps plants grow

Studying crops from outer space

Plant research funding crucial for the future

Enzymes with agriculture and biofuel application

Two Evolutionary Histories in the genome of rice

Sttatistical model predicts performance of hybrid rice

Breakthrough offers promise of improved GMO testing

Brazil signals it may release terminator seed technology    

Hope in new scientific insights to avoid global agricultural tragedy

Analysis of US genetically engineered crop regulation and litigation                    

Scientists complete chromosome-based draft of the wheat genome

Research raises concerns about future global crop yield projections

Filling the research gap under the Carbon Farming Futures program

Scientists identify thousands of plant genes activated by ethylene gas

New plant protein discoveries could ease global food and fuel demands

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

First observations of global and seasonal terrestrial chlorophyll fluorescence from space

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

Agriculture, Food and Water:

EverGreen agriculture project 

Irrigation's impact on clouds and climate 

Global threat to food supply as water wells dry up

Satellite data can improve drought insurance models

Agricultural water storage in an era of climate change

Researchers tackle food waste and food taste in a single blow

Researchers reveal that organic agriculture can pollute groundwater 

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

Hydrologic and land–energy feedbacks of agricultural water management practices

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

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

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

Urban Agriculture:

Fresh city tomatoes, any time

The vertical farm: a keystone concept for the ecocity 

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

Changing World Diets:

Meat, to eat or not to eat

These traditional diets can lead to long lives 

Summary report of the EAT-Lancet Commission

Human diet causing 'catastophic' damage to planet

7 charts that could convince you to become a vegetarian

Meat-eaters are the #1 cause of worldwide species extinction  

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

Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists

Meeting climate targets may require reducing meat and dairy consumption

Global, regional. and national consumption of animal source foods between 1990-2018

Food substitutes:

How to brew a greener beer

Baker's yeast may be the unexpected solution to beer's sustainability problem

Cost-effectiveness of interventions for alternate food to address agricultural catastrophes globally

Animal Husbandry:

Animals in disasters

Modelling farm animal welfare

Cows are smarter when raised in pairs

Advances in farm animal genomic resouces

Cattle flatulence doesn't stink with biotechnology

Pastoralism to suffer most over rise in global heat

Greenhouse gas mitigation from livestock sector revealed

How healthy animals protect livlihoods and build resilience

The business of burps: scientists smell profit in cow emissions

Feeding seaweed to cows: Australian livestock methane research lights up 

Livestock biodiversity must be preserved as vital tool against climate change

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

Technology in agriculture and farming:

MSU lands first drone

The digital homestead

A model for digital agriculture

DRR technology for agriculture

AI algorithm improves crop yield prediction

How helpful is nanotechnology in agriculture?

Celebrating science and innovation in agriculture

Multispectral imaging flies high to help crop yields

Revolution to Evolution - Hort Technology in the 21C    

Researchers develop drones for orchard management

Robot herder brings the cows in for milking in Australia

Data and monitoring needs for a more ecological agriculture

Soil moisture data sets become fertile ground for applications

Leaf sensors can tell farmers when crops need to be watered

Could the cloud and quantum computing help feed the world?

Satellite imagery could forecast food crises before they happen

New plastic electronics can greatly reduce food waste worldwide

How Business Intelligence and data make for a more efficient farm

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

For the first time scientists can observe the nano structure of food in 3D

Better technology could take agriculture halfway towards climate targets

The future of farming is utilizing data in an open source network of farmers

Under the sea: the underwater farms groowing basil, strawberries and lettuce

mAgri: Weather forecsting & monitoring - mobile solutions for climate resilience

Driverless tractors, drone crop dusters, automated milking: agriculture is most attractive robotics market

Quantifying vegetation biophysical variables from imaging spectrocopy data: a review of retrieval methods

Traditional Knowledge in Agriculture & Food:

Rainfed farming and disaster risk reduction

The origins of horticultural technology and science

Desperately seeking: a sustainable, climate friendly food system

Modelling the global dynamics of rain-fed and irrigated croplands

Improved harvest for small farms thanks to naturally cloned crops

Network connects indigenous knowledges in the Arctic and US Southwest

The powerful alliance between integrated science and traditional food systems

Comparative analysis of environmental impacts of agricultural production systems

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

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

Plant cultivation identified in 23-year-old site in the Galilee, 11,000 years before earliest known agriculture

The role of dams in agriculture: 

Global expansion of sustainable irrigation limited by water storage



EU agriculture not viable for the future

Netherlands: This tiny country feeds the world

EU lawmakers pass controversial GMO food law

Honeybee shortage threatens crop pollination in Europe

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

Science supporting abundant, nourishing food for a growing civilization

Climate change shifting wine grape harvests in France and Switzerland

Pesticide residues in European agricultural soils - a hidden reality unfolded

Domestication & early agriculture in the Mediterranean Basin: origins, diffusion & impact

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

Assessing agricultural systems & carbon cycle climate change in Europe dynamic global vegetation model

Middle East:

Agricultural drought challenges Arab world

Food in an uncertain future: Middle East & North Africa


How to feed Africa as the climate changes

Toward quantified small-scale farms in Africa

Africa's farmers 'need urgent climate-proof investment'

Weather info project aims to help African farmers adapt

Fertilizer nutrient imbalance to limit food production in Africa

Risk Atlas for Africa - pest distribution and risk atlas for Africa

Climate change impacts on crop productivity in Africa and South Asia

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

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

Africa: the private sector, agriculture and climate change - connecting the dots

Not just maize: Africa's fall armyworm crisis threatens sorghum. other crops, too

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


Transforming agriculture in the Sahel - what would it take?

Food seurity and disaster resilience through sustainable drylands management in North Dafur, Sudan


Feeding degraded soils in Ethiopia to feed the people and theenvironment

Factors influencing agbiotech adoption and development in sub-Saharan Africa

Green revolution Sub-Sahara Africa: implications of innovation for the well-being of rural smallholders


Kenya faces huge losses from armyworm

Kenya uses app in battle against desert locusts

Kenya, World Bank launch insurance program over agricultural challenges

East Africa:

A dynamic analysis of resilience in Uganda

East African agriculture and climate change

Climate change could crush East Africa's agricultural economy

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

Farmer perception, recollection, and remote sensing in weather index insurance. An Ethiopia case study

West Africa:

Improving food security in West Africa 

Niger, Mali on alert to desert locust risk

West African agriculture and climate change

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

Southern Africa:

South African agriculture and climate change

Zambia: from climate risk to climate resilience

Grapelook - water use efficiency in vineyards of South Africa

The complexities of climate change adaptation in South African agriculture

North America:

FDIC reforms

21st Centur US 'dustbowl' risk assessed

Impact of drought on California food growing

Wild bee decline threatens US crop production

US: Agriculture adaptation to a changing climate

Changing climate is affecting agriculture in the US

Satellite shows high productivity from US corn belt 

Big drop in wintertime fog needed by fruit and nut crops

Climate change poses risks to food, beyond US drought

Climate change, global food security and the US food system

After 4 centuries, Southwest US irrigation system faces decline

The impact of climate extremes and irrigation on US crop yields

Climate change and agriculture in the US - effects and adaptation

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

Sinking land, poisoned water: the dark side of Calfornia's mega farms

USDA announces creation of foundation for food and agriculture research

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

Daily cost of consumer food wasted, inedible, and consumed in the US 2001-2016

Hot spots of opportunity for improved cropland nitrogen management across the US

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

Managing weather and climate risks to agriculture in North America, Central America and the Caribbean

Central & South America:

Sustainable land-use concept for South America

Central America's food security threatened by drought    



Balancing food security and environmental quality in China

China's rising soybean consumption reshaping western agriculture

China has made a shocking food production discovery - electro culture

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

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

A way to sustainability: perspective of resilience and and adaptation to disaster (China case atudy)


India caterpillar attack flags risk of climate-linked farm pests 

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


ASEAN banks need to better manage climate risk to ensure region's food and water security


Food security in Indonesia

Timor: Food, water, rain, risk - the uphill strugle to adapt

Indonesia: irrigation infrastructure prone to climate change, catastrophes

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


National food security, food safety and nutrition policy in the Solomon Islands 


Boost for Australia's grain industry

Adapting agriculture to climate change

CSIRO: Sustainable Agriculture Flagship

Australia aims to become Asia's food bowl   

Australia: climate change will force farmers to adapt  

As risk of drought rises, Australian farmers struggle to invest 

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

Australia: hotter, harder times forecast for the farm as climate changes food production

Satellite data help Australian ranchers meet rising demand for meat in a changing world