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Top 7 books on feeding the world

Feeding our rapidly growing population – anticipated to reach 9.6 billion by 2050 – is one of the world’s biggest challenges. Pinpointing the cause is also complex: climate change, broken food systems and globalisation have all been named as culprits of food insecurity. So, what has hindered food …

Best of 2014: The year in climate change, agriculture and food security research

CCAFS research in 2014 focused on key issues facing climate change, agriculture and food security. From facilitating knowledge sharing between …

The agricultural roots of industrial development

For most countries, development and industrialisation are inextricably linked. A classic literature in development argues that, for the poorest …

Food Security: The End of a Golden Age

This article first appeared on www.opedspace.com<p>The golden age of agriculture is over. Growth based on the expansion of cropland area as seen until the 1950s, followed by improving land productivity through new technologies and productivity-based agricultural policies will fail us. It resulted in …

Official UNFCCC Side Event: Climate-smart agriculture innovations to increase food security and rural incomes under climate change

Growing climate risks require transformation to climate smart agriculture innovations by farmers, private sector and public services in order to …