The government of India has distributed 100 million cards to help farmers monitor soil health. But many are finding them overly technical and difficult to use.
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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.
Modeling shows climate change-driven drought and warming will drive down yields of rice, wheat, and corn.
A new paper suggests ways that natural capital can be harnessed to help meet the SDGs.
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.
Small scale irrigation projects yield agricultural gains—but create unanticipated problems for women farmers in Tanzania.
Soil fertility management not only prevents land degradation, it boosts profits—so why are many African farmers reluctant to adopt it?
U.S. corn farmers have largely avoided rising temperatures during growing seasons. What happens when climate change kicks in?
One way to preserve groundwater – get consumers thinking about their own water use, and their neighbors', with a cooperative game.