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Food and farming
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A farm worker picks avocados from Hoja Redonda plantation in Chincha, Peru_

Coffee, cashew and avocado growers will be ‘seriously affected’ by climate change

The growing range of three economically important crops – avocados, cashews and coffee – will undergo significant shifts under even moderate warm... Read More

Food and farming | Jan 26. 2022.
30,000 cattle at the Rocky Ford Feedyard in Colorado stir up a cloud of dust

Rich nations could see ‘double climate dividend’ by switching to plant-based foods

Adopting a more plant-based diet could give rich countries a “double climate dividend” of lower emissions and more land for capturing carbon, a n... Read More

Food and farming | Jan 10. 2022.
COP26 sign in Action Hub Blue Zone SEC Glasgow

COP26: Key outcomes for food, forests, land use and nature in Glasgow

Coming into COP26 in Glasgow, nature was expected to feature heavily at the summit – one-fourth of UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s mantra of ... Read More

COP26 Glasgow | Nov 17. 2021.
Organic produce farm in Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba

Climate justice: The challenge of achieving a ‘just transition’ in agriculture

Although often overlooked in discussions around climate policy, agriculture is beginning to earn recognition as both a driver of climate change ... Read More

Food and farming | Oct 6. 2021.
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Cropped, 29 September 2021: Food Systems Summit concludes; Farmers on strike; Droughts and food prices

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s Cropped. We handpick and explain the most important stories at the intersection of climate, land, food and nature ov... Read More

Nature | Sep 30. 2021.
An aerial view of farm machinery in the field harvesting wheat Idaho_EN9MDW

Q&A: How did climate change feature at the UN Food Systems Summit?

The two-day UN Food Systems Summit concluded this week with around 150 countries announcing voluntary commitments to ensure more “resilient, inclus... Read More

Food and farming | Sep 24. 2021.
Women sort potatoes for packing at a market near Baoding, Hebei province, China. Credit: Reuters / Alamy Stock Photo.

Dietary shift to potatoes could cut staple crop emissions in China by 25%

A dietary shift from rice to potatoes could “notably reduce” the climate and environmental impacts of staple crop agriculture in China, according... Read More

Food and farming | Aug 19. 2021.
Bacon and pork on shelves in a UK supermarket

Q&A: Will England’s National Food Strategy help tackle climate change?

Last week, part two of England’s National Food Strategy (NFS) was published, providing a broad overview of the state of the “food system” – a... Read More

Food and farming | Jul 21. 2021.
Fertiliser being sprayed on crops in France

Q&A: Will EU Common Agricultural Policy reforms help tackle climate change?

The EU has come to the end of a three-year effort to reform its controversial farming subsidy programme, known as the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP... Read More

EU policy | Jun 28. 2021.
A villager is seen in a sugarcane field in Shiguoxia Village in Xuwen County, south China's Guangdong Province

Two-fifths of EU agricultural imports could be ‘highly vulnerable’ to drought by 2050

At least 40% of the European Union’s agricultural imports will be “highly vulnerable” to drought by 2050, new research finds. The paper, pub... Read More

Food and farming | Jun 15. 2021.
Maize store in Heilongjiang Province Northern China

Sustainable production of soy and maize could ‘boost yields and cut emissions’ in China

Switching to more sustainable production of soy and maize could boost food security in the world’s most-populous country and simultaneously allevia... Read More

Food and farming | Jun 14. 2021.
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