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Achieving Food Security in the Face of Climate Change

How will the world feed a growing population in the face of climate change? According to a major report released by a group of influential scientists last week, the sustainable intensification of agriculture and the elimination of food waste and loss…

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The Impact of Natural Disasters on Migration in Bangladesh

Recent research indicates that climate change-related natural disasters will cause an increase in human migration and displacement. A  paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences seeks to further investigate this issue in…

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Climate Change in Yemen

The new IFPRI  Discussion Paper  “Climate Change and Floods in Yemen” by  Manfred Wiebelt,  Clemens Breisinger,  Olivier Ecker, Perrihan Al-Riffai,  Richard Robertson , and Ranier Thiele  assesses the impact of climate change on Yemen’s economy and food…

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Climate Change and Food Security

Climate change experts from an influential bloc of developing countries known as BRICS—expected to play a key role in upcoming global climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa—will gather in China next week to present new research on the…

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World Water Congress

Water resource experts in the public and private sectors gather this week in Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil to examine the state of water management in the 21st century. Guided by four themes—adaptive water management, water resources and…

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Migration: A Mechanism to Manage Agricultural Risk

As we increasingly recognize the far reaching impacts of climate change, research has turned greater attention to the concept of environmentally-induced migration. Vulnerable populations such as the poor and landless are more likely to migrate as a…

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Reading up on the Earth

The climate change-food security nexus is a hot topic. Staying abreast of the latest news and reports about the changing climate and its impacts has become a daunting challenge. In partnership with IFPRI,  The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change,…

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The world’s freshwater supply is in demand—and under threat

Essential to sustaining life and supporting a healthy environment, water is also imperative for economic growth. Yet as water demand for household, industrial, and agricultural uses grows—especially in the developing world—watersheds and irrigated…

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Taking stock of crop models

Crop systems models can help researchers estimate the future of food security under climate scenarios. Many crop models are known to exist around the world- for different crops with varying complexities, yet it is not easy to find the right model for…

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