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Agriculture

The world must eat. With 7.6 billion mouths to feed, growing the right food in a sustainable manner is literally a life-and-death matter. What if the monsoon fails? Is monoculture better than varying crops? Who should control pricing? Is genetic tinkering the problem or the solution? What to grow, how to grow it, how to get it where it needs to go – every aspect of agriculture has urgent questions requiring informed answers. 

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  • 11 July 2018
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Promoting more efficient agriculture: legal form of Slovakian farms

What can be done to encourage agricultural enterprises to become more productive? This column reports research showing that a shift of legal form...

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  • 16 April 2018
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When adapting to climate change makes things worse: Peru’s experience

Climate change is leading to unusually high temperatures during the growing season in many parts of the world. This column reports research on the...

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  • 09 April 2018
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Improving agricultural policy through greater use of research evidence

Knowledge from research can enhance agricultural policy-making and strengthen national agriculture systems. But as this column explains, it can be a...

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  • 01 April 2018
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India’s transition from agriculture and the growing informal sector

The process of economic growth in India is dispossessing millions of small-scale traditional agricultural and non-agricultural producers, who mostly...

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  • 22 March 2018
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Innovations in food systems: the key to human and planetary health

Food systems – the technical, economic, social and environmental processes and actors through which we feed the world’s population – are at the heart...

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  • 05 March 2018
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Africa’s agriculture: time for a transformation

Sub-Saharan Africa has a huge opportunity to grow more food through sustainable agriculture. This essay explains how seizing this moment will create...

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  • 26 February 2018
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Diversity for farm resilience and food security: evidence from Finland

Efficient use of resources is important for farmers – but so too is diversity of farms to ensure sustainability and resilience. This column reports...

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"Innovations go beyond technology. Policy innovations are also critical as they can help to make priorities of both human health and the environment. Governments should eliminate subsidies for nutrient-poor foods and convert those funds to investments for more nutritious crops such as fruits and vegetables."

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