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Food Security and Climate Change in Africa: A Question of Political Will

  • Food
  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security
One-quarter of Africa’s projected food gap can be addressed by supporting a drive to achieve replacement level fertility by 2050. Better food security could be achieved by reducing food loss and waste. Photo Credit: Mark Jordahl/Flickr
  • Food
  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security
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A Farmer In Africa: Balancing Property Rights With National Needs

  • agriculture
  • food security
  • land rights
In Africa, farmers rely on their rights to community land, but governments don't always back them up with legislation. (photo credit: Gates Foundation/flickr)
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • land rights
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The Difference One Tree Can Make

  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • restoration
A babao tree in Zimbabwe. Planting hundreds or even millions of trees does not automatically translate into an increase in the overall long-term tree population. Photo Credit: Martin Heigan/Flickr
  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • restoration

Renewing the Global Commitment to Crop Breeding

  • Food
  • agriculture
  • food security
A laboratory technician at the International Atomic Energy Agency's Plant Breeding Unit in Seibersdorf, Austria, checks on a phial containing a young banana plant. Photo Credit: Dean Calma/IAEA/Flickr
  • Food
  • agriculture
  • food security
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Closing the "Food Gap" Means Renewing the Global Commitment to Crop Breeding

  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
A great bulk of global plant breeding research has gone into the major cereals and oilseeds, such as corn, wheat, rice and soybeans.  Yet there are many other crops that are particularly important to small farmers and the food insecure, in part because many of these crops can do relatively well in marginal environments. Photo Credit: CIMMYT/Flickr
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
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High Water Stress Jeopardizes One-Third of World’s Corn Crop

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • Food
  • food security
  • water risk
Water limits to corn production are likely to be exacerbated as climate change alters global precipitation patterns. Photo Credit: Jane/Flickr
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • Food
  • food security
  • water risk
  • aquaculture
  • Food
  • food security
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Sustainable Fish Farming: 5 Strategies to Get Aquaculture Growth Right

  • aquaculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • world resources report
Aquaculture production will need to more than double again between now and 2050 to meet the demands of a growing population. Photo credit: WorldFish/Flickr
  • aquaculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • world resources report
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Restoration: It’s About More than Just the Trees

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • food security
Agroforestry in Indonesia's Lubuk Beringin village. Photo credit: Tri Saputro, Flickr
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • food security
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Improving Food Security in the Sahel Is Difficult, but Achievable

  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • restoration
  • Freshwater
A local farmer in Burkina Faso, Yacouba Sawadogo, innovates. Photo Credit: Chris Reij, WRI
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • restoration
  • Freshwater
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
WRI measures its success through positive, on-the-ground change. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
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India’s Watershed Development Boosts Food Security, Improves Livelihoods

  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • water risk
India has long-battled its water scarcity issues throughout an approach called watershed development. Photo credit: M. DeFreese/CIMMYT
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • water risk
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The Global Food Challenge Explained in 18 Graphics

  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
A farmer walks her cow through paddies in Bangladesh. Photo credit: jankie, Flickr
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security

New Report Offers Menu of Solutions to Close the Global Food Gap

  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • restoration
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One-Quarter of World’s Agriculture Grows in Highly Water-Stressed Areas

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • water risk
New WRI analysis shows that 57 percent of the world's cotton is grown in water-stressed areas. Photo credit: Stephen Morton, Flickr
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • water risk