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Farmers in some regions are being encouraged to preserve and establish grasslands that can survive drought and protect the soil. AP Photo/Mark Rogers

Grim 2022 drought outlook for Western US offers warnings for the future as climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere

La Niña is only part of the problem. The long-term driver of increasing drought – even in areas getting more rainfall overall – is the rapidly warming climate.
The key to unlocking the benefits of new agricultural technologies is to develop food systems where the waste products from one step become valuable inputs in another. (Shutterstock)

5 technologies that will help make the food system carbon neutral

The world is facing one of the century’s biggest challenges: How to nutritiously feed the growing population, address climate change and not destroy the ecosystems on which we all depend for life.
Phone surveys were used to gather data in Ethiopia. Photo by EDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP via Getty Images

What people from war-torn Tigray told us about the state of their lives amid the war

Our work highlights the potential of phone surveys to monitor active and large-scale conflicts.
Paludiculture in action. Chain-drive equipped tractors are a prerequisite for agricultural activities on rewetted peat soils. (Tobias Dahms)

Wet agriculture could protect peatlands and climate, but remains largely unexplored

Drained peatlands contribute five per cent of global carbon emissions. Paludiculture, or agriculture on wet peatlands, protects peatlands and allows farmers to maintain their livelihoods.
Farmer-herder conflicts in some parts of the continent are in part driven by environmental degradation. Luis Tato via Getty Images

Climate may not directly drive conflict but it’s critical for building peace

Under certain conditions, climate can amplify security risks, with implications for lasting peace.

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