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ScienceDaily -4 days ago

Climate change will alter the position of the Earth's tropical rain belt

Researchers describe future changes to the tropical rain belt with expected climate change. The changes will cause droughts in large sections of the globe, threatening biodiversity and food security....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Soil erosion control requires special attention

Soil is one of the most vital non-renewable resources that many organisms on the planet depend on, as it ensures food security of the nations; so that it needs urgent attention, ISNA quoted Seyed Mohammad Mojabi as saying on Sunday....

Springer -2 weeks ago

Can a shift to regional and organic diets reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the food system? A case study from Qatar

Abstract Background Qatar is one of the countries with the highest carbon (C) footprints per capita in the world with an increasing population and food demand. Furthermore, the international blockade by some countries that is affecting Qatar—which has been traditionally a highly-dependent country on food imports—since 2017 has le...

Springer -3 weeks ago

Factors influencing the occurrence of fall armyworm parasitoids in Zambia

Abstract Invasive alien species have environmental, economic and social impacts, disproportionally threatening livelihood and food security of smallholder farmers in low- and medium-income countries. Fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda), an invasive insect pest from the Americas, causes considerable losses on maize to smallholder farmers in Africa since 2016. The increased...

The Guardian -4 weeks ago

How a 'tree mortgage' scheme could turn an Indian town carbon neutral

Kerala villagers are reaping the benefits of a scheme that pays them to leave their trees rooted, reducing risk of deforestationIn the misty, hilly terrain of Wayanad, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, the people with any access to land in the quiet town of Meenangadi have been out counting their trees.Sheeja CG, a 46-year-old farmer, has lived among coffee, coconut and pepper plantations al...

CBD -4 weeks ago

Warmer winters causing more ice-free lakes in Northern Hemisphere, study finds

Climate change is having a widespread effect on lakes across the Northern Hemisphere, a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, examined 122 lakes from 1939 to 2016 in North America, Europe and Asia, and found that ice-free years have become more than three times more frequent since 1978. These ice-free years not only threaten the livelihoods of peop...

CBD -1 month ago

Fungal RNA viruses: Unexpected complexity affecting more than your breakfast omelet

We've all suffered from viruses, but did you know that they are also a problem for mushrooms and molds? Mycoviruses are viruses that specifically infect fungi and have the potential to impact ecology, agriculture, food security, and public health. Understanding the nature of these viruses, including their number and evolution, can help us understand their origins and inform our understanding of vi...

CBD -1 month ago

The problems of dietary simplification

New Food's Editor looks at the issue of dietary simplification and how a lack of biodiversity is impacting both health and food security....

WRI -2 months ago

5 Keys to a Climate Resilient Recovery

5 Keys to a Climate Resilient Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintExtreme weather events — such as this flood in Ninh Binh, Vietnam — pose massive threats to humanity. Climate resiliency can help manage these threats. Photo by Constant Loubier/Unsplash The climate change crisis continues to create unprecedented risk for humanity. Extreme weather threatens food security, increases poverty and in...

WRI -2 months ago

5 Keys to a Climate-resilient Recovery After COVID-19

5 Keys to a Climate-resilient Recovery After COVID-19 Comments|Add Comment|PrintExtreme weather events — such as this flood in Ninh Binh, Vietnam — pose massive threats to humanity. Climate resiliency can help manage these threats. Photo by Constant Loubier/Unsplash The climate change crisis continues to create unprecedented risk for humanity. Extreme weather threatens food security, increases...

CBD -2 months ago

Biodiversity is crucial for South Africa's food security

The Covid-19 pandemic is teaching us all some very important lessons. In particular, it is reminding us that our health, our economy and our way of life are built on a fragile foundation that is far too often taken for granted....

INBAR -2 months ago

Bamboo shoots: addressing food insecurity in Kenya

Bamboo can help provide food security in both human and livestock diets. During a recent training session in Kenya, participants learned about how to prepare, package and market bamboo shoots as food. According to the International Fund for Agricultural Development, approximately 10 million people in Kenya suffer from chronic food insecurity and poor nutrition. As […] The post Bamboo shoots:...

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