Droughts have increased globally by nearly 30 percent since 2000. Sustainable land management practices can restore the soil and promote resilience.
The effects of the climate crisis, compounded by the rising costs of cost of food, fuel, and fertilizer, are threatening to drive rates of hunger even higher.
A recent report details the devastating effects of climate change on the health and safety of American workers.
Experiential education curriculum developer, Erin Bohm, sets the new standard for food education in drought prone regions. Highlighting the importance of soil health, crop variety, and community, drought-resilient education seeks to build a new generation of farmers and citizens.
Drought tolerant crops that deliver nutrition and income to farmers could bring more food security to the region. Dr. Moses Siambi from ICRISAT explains how relying on single, water-intensive crops during dry periods can be risky.
The international crop research group, ICRISAT, is finding new and innovative ways to re-popularize millets and sorghum—traditional, nutritious, low-impact, and drought-friendly crops—in the semi-arid tropical regions of Africa and India.
As climate shocks increase in frequency and intensity, agricultural biodiversity—the variety of species of plants, animals, and microorganisms used for agriculture and food production—is an increasingly important part of resilience building.
This year’s Future Policy Award, a joint initiative between the World Future Council and U.N. Convention on Combating Desertification, is honoring the world’s best policy solutions combating desertification and land degradation.