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HMET0M KENIA, Mount Kenya East, Region South Ngariama , extreme drought due to lack of rain has caused massive water problems, farmer uproot his dried failed maize crop to feed his cattle.

Guest post: Climate change could heighten risk of global food production ‘shocks’

Dr Michelle Tigchelaar is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington, currently investigating the impacts of climate change on global... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 11. 2018.
Can beef farmers reduce their carbon footprint? Illustration by Rosamund Pearce for Carbon Brief.

Video: How beef farmers can reduce their carbon footprint

The beef industry is currently responsible for 6% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions, making it as large a polluter as the construction... Read More

Features | Jun 4. 2018.
Mangi villagers wait for a water tanker that arrives twice a week to replenish their dried up water well. Pandharkawda, Maharashtra, India, 22 April 2010. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo. CCX33P

Mapped: How global warming and land-use change threaten water security worldwide

The world’s water supply has been severely altered by global warming and changes to land use – such as agriculture and damming – over the past... Read More

Attribution | May 16. 2018.
Deforestation for agriculture along border of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP, Uganda. Credit: Nature Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo. K2EEGM

Africa’s vegetation has lost 2.6bn tonnes of CO2 in just seven years

The rainforests, savannahs and woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa have lost around 2.6bn tonnes of CO2 over the past seven years, a new study finds. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Apr 9. 2018.
DY14PF BANGLADESH District Bagerhat , cyclone Sidr and high tide destroy villages in South khali, distribution of relief goods

Study: Ending extreme poverty and limiting warming to 2C still possible

Bringing “extreme” poverty to an end will not jeopardise the chances of limiting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels, a new study... Read More

People | Oct 24. 2017.
E7P0FD Lauenensee, cows, mountain lake, cow, cows, agriculture, animals, animal, canton Bern, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Europe,

Grass-fed beef will not help tackle climate change, report finds

Billed as a more environmentally friendly way to rear cattle, grass-fed beef has been the red meat of choice for many a climate-conscious carnivore. ... Read More

Food and farming | Oct 3. 2017.
Rice is dried before being sold at a women's group processing center in Sourou Province, Burkina Faso.

World can meet growing food demands and limit warming to 1.5C, study says

Carbon emissions from agriculture can be significantly cut while still meeting the food demands of the world’s growing population, a new study... Read More

Food and farming | Oct 2. 2017.
Close up of jersey cows in field

Analysis: What does revised methane data mean for the Paris Agreement?

A study released today finds that global methane emissions from agriculture are much larger than previous estimates have suggested. ... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Sep 29. 2017.
Latte coffee art. Vintage color effect, top view. Selective focus

Coffee faces dual threat of farmland loss and bee decline in a warmer climate

Trouble could be brewing for the Latin American coffee industry, new research warns, as it faces losses in suitable farmland and declines in important... Read More

Food and farming | Sep 11. 2017.
Farming in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria

World’s soils have lost 133bn tonnes of carbon since the dawn of agriculture

The world’s soils have lost a total of 133bn tonnes of carbon since humans first started farming the land around 12,000 years ago, new research... Read More

Food and farming | Aug 25. 2017.
Credit: ENP / Alamy Stock Photo.

Climate change could tarnish the flavour of cava, study suggests

Catalonia in northeastern Spain is famous for its cava – a sparkling wine which is produced in the same way as its French counterpart, champagne. ... Read More

Food and farming | Aug 22. 2017.
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