As the world faces growing stresses on natural resources from climate change, population growth, urbanization, and other forces, researchers must grapple with complex questions about sustainable agriculture.
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How smallholder farmers, government agencies, and development organizations are grappling with a persistent invasive pest..
Modeling shows climate change-driven drought and warming will drive down yields of rice, wheat, and corn.
Research in Malawi shows that farmers are more likely to adopt conservation agriculture practices when their neighbors are using them—suggesting financial incentives can help to create a virtuous circle.
A forum in Dhaka examines the promise and challenges of crop insurance for smallholders as a hedge against growing climate impacts.
With Malawi soon to release its National Resilience Strategy, stakeholders explore how to overcome malnutrition and other food system vulnerabilities.
The rising use of smartphones holds promise in making crop insurance more accessible to farmers.
The U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord means nations should redouble their efforts to invest in sustainable, resilient agriculture.
New research shows how dairy cooperative membership shapes farmers' economic decision-making.
An IFPRI trial in Bangladesh shows that index-based insurance—with payouts based on weather data or other benchmarks rather than actual losses—has benefits beyond mere compensation.