If these fish were released from farms, they might be hard of hearing.
Farmed fish have a high rate of a deformity that hampers their hearing, and this can be a problem if they're released into the wild.
Ethiopia has seen massive improvements in areas like infrastructure following success in agriculture.
Sub-Saharan Africa has seen widespread economic growth since 1995. But increased agricultural productivity is needed to translate that growth into poverty reduction.
Food security efforts need to look beyond urban agriculture.
It's important to question whether the promotion of urban agriculture can actually help people, or whether other solutions should be explored.
In semi-arid areas, climate information that is tailored to farmers’ needs can reduce their vulnerability to climate change.
Building on local experience and having access to current and expected climate trends is crucial to adapting to climate change for farmers in semi-arid regions.
Water footprints provide interesting information, but they should not be used as a tool for decision-making.
Water footprinting is meant to help countries use water more efficiently. But it may cause more problems than it solves.
Farming land in New South Wales.
Growing population, growing demand for food, climate change: Australia's rural lands are facing a number of pressures. So how can we sustainably use them in the future?
A diet like this isn’t particularly good for your waistline – or the planet.
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Climate change will make it harder to eat healthily.
The reality of Chinese investment in African agriculture has yet to catch up with the hype.
Agriculture featured prominently at the 2015 Forum on China-Africa Co-operation, but the reality has yet to catch up to the hype about China's involvement in African agriculture.
Organic farm, Alamar.
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Cuban farming is a model of agroecology -- growing food without heavy use of fossil fuel or chemicals. But closer relations with the U.S. could push Cuba back toward large-scale industrial farming.
Beefy problem: livestock emit methane, but the soils where they graze can be much more climate-friendly than cropland.
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Eating meat means greenhouse emissions. But the emissions from growing crops may have been underestimated, meaning that a climate-friendly diet isn't as straightforward as simply going vegetarian.
Droughts have traditionally yielded good vintages in France, but changing conditions are forcing wine growers to adapt.
Using historical records, researchers determine that wine harvests are happening earlier in France and that the changing climate could make it harder to grow in today's wine regions.
Our modern crops need some help in the immunity department.
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Modern agriculture is synonymous with monoculture. That lack of diversity is bad news for plants' natural immune defenses. Researchers are figuring out how to help plants fend off microbes – without pesticides.
Rice cultivation is one of the ways food production pumps methane into the atmosphere.
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Fossil fuel emissions are slowing, but another major climate problem is becoming clear: food production.
Food scarcity as the world heats up.
Climate change means the number of overweight and obese people will fall by 2050, but these benefits will be massively outdone by a rise in underweight and malnourished people.
When agriculture is disconnected from the local economy, its contribution to local economic development is limited.
Agriculture can only contribute to rural growth and development to the benefit of all if it links with an inclusive and diverse rural non-farm economy.
Fertilizer runoff and other activities have 60 percent of Chesapeake Bay in a virtual dead zone.
Chesapeake Bay Program
In its first environmental case post-Scalia, the Supreme Court rebuffs farm and ranching interests that opposed the EPA's multistate plan to restore Chesapeake Bay using the Clean Water Act.
Artichokes growing in Werribee South, an area that uses recycled water for irrigation.
Australians eat a lot of water. Nearly 500 L is required to produce the food each of us eats every day.
Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients for soils and Africa doesn’t have enough.
Nitrogen inputs in African soil must be carefully used. If they're not, there will be unintended consequences for the environment and human health.
To achieve faster growth and development Uganda must move workers from agriculture into manufacturing
To achieve its ambition of becoming a middle income country, Uganda must accelerate the movement of workers from agriculture and the informal sector into modern industries.
Sydney’s farms on the urban fringe produce 10% of the city’s fresh vegetables.
Farms on Sydney's fringes supply 20% of the city's food. That could drop by more than half if urban sprawl isn't kept in check.