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The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) outlines its key achievements in promoting sustainable mountain development (SMD) in its 2015 annual report. The annual report describes the Secretariat’s work in advocacy, communication and knowledge management, promoting International...

For researchers trying to figure how to feed a world of 10 billion people later in this century, the great objective over the past decade has been to achieve what they call “sustainable intensification.” It’s an awkward term, not least because of conventional agricultural...

No-one knows exactly when potatoes arrived in Central Asia. Native to South America, early European traders brought the tuber east. By the late 17th century contemporary accounts suggest that the crop was well established in India and China. A century later, it was being cultivated...

Agricultural growth is a key pathway towards addressing development issues such as food and nutrition insecurity and poverty, which climate change is already exacerbating. And gender may just be the piece of the puzzle that we have been paying ‘lip service’ to for far too long. We...

Brown with rust, two ships stand like stone upright in the yellow sand. The wind swirls salty air around the trawlers, silence echoing across the desert-like scenery. Now part of a graveyard of ships, the boats are all that is left of the harbor at what was once the bustling fishing...

Agriculture has been historically slow to progress under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), but several recent decisions have opened the door for meaningful debate on agricultural issues. 

In 2014 the UNFCCC's Subsidiary Body for Scientific and...

Women are leaders, professors, engineers and farmers, they are core to human existence. Women also make up make up significant majorities of the world's poorest populations and produce more than...

The effects of climate change on food production around the world could lead to more than 500,000 deaths by the year 2050, according to a grim ...

From Bonneville County, Idaho, to Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, tablet-toting agronomists with Anheuser-Busch InBev — the world's largest brewer by volume — are visiting farmers who grow the company's malt barley, a key ingredient in beer. These meetings are a decades-old ritual:...

Climate change could kill more than 500,000 people a year globally by 2050 by making their diets less healthy, according to ...

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