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More than half of Brazil's native vegetation grows on private land. (Brazil) Photo by monocletophat123/Flickr.
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Forests
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About 24 percent of all the calories produced for human consumption don’t actually end up reaching human mouths. Photo credit: Petrr, Flickr
  • agriculture
  • Food Loss and Waste

Latin American Experts Need Good Data to Plan for Water Stress and a Changing Climate

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • water risk
Dry conditions have already cut into Brazil’s grain and coffee production. Photo credit: Nelo Mijangos/Flickr
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • water risk

The New York Declaration on Forests: What’s in it for Africa?

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Gender
Restoration could boost food and water security, improve livelihoods, and curb climate change in some of the most vulnerable regions on Earth. Photo credit: teachandlearn, Flickr
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Gender
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8 Percent of World's Remaining Pristine Forests Degraded Since 2000

  • agriculture
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
Forest fragmentation is caused by the expansion of logging, mining and development activities. Photo credit: Angela Sevin, Flickr
  • agriculture
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
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Securing Rights for People and the Climate in Africa

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
Way back to Lukolela  View on the way back to Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo.   Photo by Ollivier Girard for CIFOR   Center for International Forestry Research
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
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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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How does the world feed more than 9 billion people in the year 2050 in a manner that not only advances economic development but also reduces agriculture’s impact on the environment? Photo Credit: UN/Flickr
  • Food
  • agriculture
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3 Myths and Facts about Forest and Landscape Restoration

  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • mapping
In Rwanda, 85 percent of the population makes a living from subsistence farming of degraded, formerly forested lands. Photo Credit: Gates Foundation/Flickr
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • mapping

Getting More from the U.S. Farm Conservation Water Quality Budget

  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Water Quality
USDA provides limited voluntary financial and technical assistance to farmers who want to lessen their environmental impact. Photo Credit: Heather Dawn/Flickr
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Water Quality

Overcoming Barriers to USDA’s New Conservation Program

  • agriculture
  • water pollution
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
Agriculture is a key source of nutrient pollution in the United States. Photo credit: NOAA, Flickr
  • agriculture
  • water pollution
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset