Taking on food security amidst the threat of increased climate instability is a formidable task.
As a large grain producer, living in the mid Atlantic, I am able to see agriculture and food production from a unique perspective.
The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP)’s global gridded crop model results, cited in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, show that crop yields without adaptation will decline in large areas of the developing world by the end of the century.
Discussions this week about the impact weather volatility and climate change have on global food production provide additional, powerful evidence of the fragile state of our world’s food security.
The first session of the 2014 Symposium brought together a renowned panel with a wide range of backgrounds including a journalist, two private sector representatives , an NGO executive, a farmer, and a scientist.
As a mother, nothing is more important to me than the health and safety of my children.
The growing incidence and intensity of extreme weather events and rising price volatility are cases in point of shocks that increasingly threaten the global food system.
Given the unprecedented scale and scope of changes taking place around the world today—societal, climatic, technological—we need to be more strategic, active and cooperative than ever before to achieve the solutions we need for a healthy planet and thriving global society.
On a long plane ride home from the Philippines, I thought of the dozens of emergency sites I’d visited on this trip and the many courageous women I had met.
While modern innovation transformed agriculture, helping farmers continuously adapt their operations in the face of climate change remains a top priority around the world.
Feeling hungry? Perhaps not now, but with the world's population expected to reach 9 billion by mid-century, tremendous efforts are needed to ensure there will be food for everybody.
In March 2013, rain fell in Namizope and Mukuvula communities in Angoche District, Nampula in Northern Mozambique until the water was almost up to people’s knees, inundating fields and crops.
The future is, by definition, uncertain. But when it comes to climate change, scientific research has warned us what to expect.
The Chicago Council Symposium theme “Advancing Global Food Security in the Face of Weather Volatility and Climate Change” is a timely one.
Production should be in synch with demand – think “just in time”. How do you do that? You irrigate – wherever you can.