Recent Stories

Regenerative Agriculture: Merging Farming and Natural Resource Conservation Profitably

Little work has focused on the relative costs and benefits of novel regenerative farming operations, which necessitates studying in situ, farmer-defined best management practices. Here, we evaluate the relative effects of regenerative and conventional corn production systems on pest management services, soil conservation, and farmer profitability and productivity throughout the Northern Plains of the United States.

Regenerative Farming Trailblazers: How Reintegrating Livestock and Restoring Soils Can Lead to More Resilient Farms

Faced with growing pressures, some farmers are exploring their options, including testing regenerative farming practices that can rebuild soil health, conserve water, improve water quality, and more. For example, farmers are diversifying their crops and animals, implementing more complex crop rotations, and protecting soil year-round by using cover crops. Such changes come with both challenges and opportunities.

22 mil millones de dólares en diez años: el costo de las pérdidas agrícolas por desastres en América Latina y el Caribe

La sequía es el fenómeno climatológico que en los últimos años ha castigado a los cinco continentes. Para prevenir la aparición de nuevos riesgos de desastres y reducir los existentes la Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (CELAC), desarrolla la Estrategia de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres en el Sector Agrícola y la Seguridad Alimentaria.

Degradación de los suelos amenaza con el destierro a 700 millones de personas

Para el año 2050 entre el 10 y el 50 por ciento del rendimiento de los cultivos se verá reducido por la combinación entre degradación de suelos y cambio climático. Nos encontramos a “niveles críticos” en varias partes del mundo, advierte el primer informe global de la Plataforma Intergubernamental sobre Biodiversidad y Servicios de los Ecosistemas (IPBES).

Josefa Breathes a Sigh of Relief

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says giving women the same access as men to agricultural resources could increase production on women’s farms in less developed countries by 20 to 30 percent. This could raise total agricultural production in underdeveloped countries by 2.5 to 4 percent and alleviate the hunger of 100 to 150 million people. One-third of our participant families are headed by females.