How does climate change affect water and agriculture?

According to the latest assessment report on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),   In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans. IPCC, AR5 WGII, Technical Summary, October 2014   Scientists say that ecosystems and many human (…)

Genetic diversity is key to agriculture adaptation to climate change, FAO study says

Genetic resources have a critical role to play in feeding the world, especially as climate change advances faster than expected, according to a freshly released policy paper by UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. The ability of plants and animals raised by farmers to withstand volatile conditions and adapt when the environment changes is a direct result of (…)

Best Climate Practices observatory focuses on Water and Food production in 2015

We depend on water for everything we do. The houses we live in, the clothes we wear and, significantly, the food we eat. Sustainable use of water will become ever more important as the population continues to rise and climate change makes secure access to water less predictable. As such, understanding the complex connections between (…)