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The future of farming is ours to decide. Raggedstone/Shutterstock

Food that feeds the world and heals it too – Imagine newsletter #6

We all need to eat. Experts imagine how the next agricultural revolution can feed us while fighting climate change and habitat destruction, instead of accelerating it.
Farmers rally outside Parliament House on Monday, December 2 2019. The most important drivers of farmer exit in the Murray-Darling Basin are changing climate, economics and demographics. Lukas Coch/AAP

Don’t blame the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. It’s climate and economic change driving farmers out

Our study predicts a further 0.5℃ increase in temperature by 2041 will halve the current number of farmers in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin
Soil health maps can help smallholder farmers make better decisions on improving their yields. Rod Waddington/Flickr

Ethiopia is making maps to help improve soil health

Ethiopian researchers put together maps which show where there are soil fertility issues and whether nutrients are missing.

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