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Food and farming

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.

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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Vacancy: Journalist at Carbon Brief

This vacancy is now closed. This is an exciting opportunity to become a Carbon Brief journalist, helping us to analyse and report climate change a... Read More

In Focus | May 27. 2021.

Guest post: How climate change drove food insecurity in the 2007 Lesotho drought

Lesotho is one of the least developed countries in southern Africa and has a precarious food security balance. Almost all of its main staple food of ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 22. 2021.

Food systems responsible for ‘one third’ of human-caused emissions

“Food systems” were responsible for 34% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions in 2015, according to new research. The study, published ... Read More

Food and farming | Mar 8. 2021.
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