Will we be hungry in a warming world? USDA wants to know

Niina Heikkinen, E&E reporter The agricultural livestock field will have to undergo systematic changes to cope with food security and sustainability problems in a climate-changed world, according to a new report commissioned by the National Academy of Sciences. By the year 2050, demand for animal protein is predicted to go up significantly as the global … Continue reading Will we be hungry in a warming world? USDA wants to know

Can farmers help address climate change?

By Nigel Parry From biofuels to biochar, the ways in which farms can become part of the solution are myriad. Professor Steve Wratten of the Bio-Protection Research Centre at Lincoln University says farmers can help curb the effects of climate change. Image / Supplied Climate change can have significant effects on farming and food production. … Continue reading Can farmers help address climate change?

Climate Change Threatens Quechua and Their Crops in Peru’s Andes

By Fabiola Ortiz, Inter Press Service Quechua Indian women bargain and sell vegetables. (Photo: Global Water Partnership) Pisac, Peru - In this town in Peru's highlands over 3,000 metres above sea level, in the mountains surrounding the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Quechua Indians who have lived here since time immemorial are worried about … Continue reading Climate Change Threatens Quechua and Their Crops in Peru’s Andes