Climate-Smart Farmers Get Tech Savvy to Save India's Breadbasket
Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources, and labor shortages are threatening India's breadbasket state of Haryana, forcing farmers to abandon age-old practices and adopt technology to ensure food supplies for millions. Thousands of farmers are learning to adapt to climate change, boost soil fertility, and reduce their carbon emissions.
Indonesia Enlists Wasps in War on Crop Killer
Tiny parasitic wasps are neutralizing a pest that threatens to destroy cassava, one of the developing world’s most important staple foods. The wasps are being released in Indonesia, the latest country threatened by the mealybug. Mealybug is a threat to food security in Indonesia, which has one of the region’s highest child malnutrition rates.
Why has 'Microhydro' been Neglected as a Solution to Energy Poverty?
Decentralized energy systems, like microhydro power which harnesses the energy of small rivers and streams, improve energy access and help to maximize the relationships between water, energy and food. Currently, agriculture is the largest user of water, and increasing demands for energy also requires increasing use of freshwater.
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