WLE Program Director argues that we need to focus on natural resources in new Op-Ed in Scientific American. It is not only a climate crisis that we have on our hands; it is a full-blown planetary emergency, and agriculture is both a source and a potential solution.
Climate related disasters are increasing at an alarming rate and adversely affecting human vulnerability and food security worldwide. But utilizing technology andlocal-level adaptation plans, backed by investment, partnerships and fortitude, are critical for readiness and mitigation.
With climate change upping the disaster scale in modern times, there is an urgent call for a proactive and collaborative approach between stakeholders, to manage and mitigate disasters more effectively
Statistics are worrying, but recognizing interlinkages between water and nutrition security, and their link to climate change, water pollution, and watershed degradation, could help accomplish both SDG 2 and 6.
While climate change action is the need of the hour, it’s also important to pay close attention to the trade-offs in each of those action. The recent IPCC 6th assessment report on Climate Change and Land suggests that some responses may have benefits beyond reducing carbon footprints, and result in zero or limited tradeoffs.
Climate change, increasing demand and over usage is taxing our water resources more than ever. Smallholder farmers will be the worst affected and the most vulnerable. A new report from the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) shows us how to rethink about our water usage, our food systems, and our diets.
This year, Earth Overshoot Day falls on July 29, the earliest date yet, which tells us that we have prematurely exhausted Earth's resources beyond what can be regenerated. To move back the date, we are working with farmers to test new practices to halt environmental degradation and make food production more sustainable.
The lowlands of Afar, Ethiopia are characterized by alternating floods and droughts, making agricultural production difficult and putting local communities at risk. A deceptively simple solution is turning arid plains into green croplands.