Cutting the use of nitrogen as a fertiliser by half in China could significantly decrease greenhouse gas emissions without affecting crop productivity, according to new research.
Ahead of the UN climate summit in Doha, two new studies highlight the impacts of climate change and the world’s food system on one another and their potential to impact our relationship with food.
CBD COP11: A new report from UNEP warns that safeguarding the environmental foundations of the world’s food system will be crucial.
Growing global demand for beef and edible oils have bumped arable land under cultivation to a 532 million hectares in recent decades.
Today’s headlines, Glasgow’s disused mines to heat the city, African farmers find ways to tackle drought and Obama says climate change is “not a hoax”.
Severe weather variability has affected harvests around the world but the many of the tools to enhance food security are within our grasp.
President’s climate change advisor and Secretaries for the Navy and Agriculture unite to back industry that could be worth “one million US jobs” following Navy’s Great Green Fleet trial.
We’ve been to the New Designers show in London to find some of the top young innovators of the future – and we are very impressed!
Rising pressure on food supplies coupled with climate change is forcing farmers to adapt. But how might these changes affect the health of the global environment?
Yogic farming is said to increase yields and boost the quality of the crops being grown across India – could it be an effective solution to land degradation and rising demand for food?
Tasamin Ramsey of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University explains what ‘Yogic farming’ is and how it is reaping rewards for communities in India.
Lap Li from IUCN China explains how the group have been working with phone company Nokia to help support farmers’ cooperatives and connect remote farmers to agricultural markets.
As part of our Rio+20 series focused on business and sustainable development we examine the role Climate Smart Agriculture will play in ensuring sustainable development.
As Hackney based Growing Communities gets ready to support a second round to fruit and veg box start-ups across the UK, RTCC visits one of the projects first successes to learn more about community growing.
How the conservation and sustainable use of Prunus africana is improving the lives of small-scale farmers in Africa.
Talking to RTCC at the Bonn Climate Talks, UNCCD’s Sergio Bonilla calls for agriculture, land and soil to be central to talks both under the UNFCCC and at Rio this June.
As 17 more counties are considered to be in drought conditions in the UK, RTCC takes a look at the causes of the drought and what it could mean for you.
New report outlines seven measures that will enable world to feed population of 9 billion by 2050 while reducing agricultural carbon emissions
This week’s photo of the week looks at the threat to agricultural production from climate change in Vietnam.