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Stalagmites grow from the cave floor up as water drips down. Gayatri Kathayat

1,000-year-old stalagmites from a cave in India show the monsoon isn’t so reliable – their rings reveal a history of long, deadly droughts

As water dripped in a remote cave, it left behind evidence of every monsoon season for a millennium. Scientists say it holds a warning for a country about to become the most populous on Earth.
The Canadian government has proposed a plan to cut emissions from fertilizers by 30 per cent from 2020 levels by 2030. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

The federal government’s plan to cut fertilizer emissions will not threaten food security

The emission reduction targets outlined for Canadian fertilizer use will not lead to food shortages and food insecurity.
A recent court case forced the Department of Basic Education to resume the National School Nutrition Programme for nine million learners around the country. Shutterstock

The right to food: activism and litigation are shifting the dial in South Africa

Removing a pre-existing right like cancelling the school nutrition programme is a retrogressive measure, and should only be done under very specific circumstances.
Wireless sensors and data systems can help farmers use water much more efficiently by monitoring soil conditions. Lance Cheung/USDA via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Farmers can save water with wireless technologies, but there are challenges – like transmitting data through mud

The Agricultural Internet of Things is making farming more efficient. An information technology expert describes some of the challenges of working with sensors and antennas underground.
Lorries blocked at the border between DRC and Zambia. Poor roads are a major stumbling block to trade. Lucien Kahozi/AFP via Getty Images)

Zambia can meet growing food demand: how to fix what’s standing in its way

Producers in Zambia should be getting more for their crops, and buyers in East Africa should be paying less, alleviating food price spikes.

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