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6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2016

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Paris Agreement
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • Green Climate Fund
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
Andrew Steer
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Paris Agreement
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • Green Climate Fund
  • renewable energy
  • U.S. policy
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If Croplands Expand, Where Should They Go?

  • creating a sustainable food future
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
Agricultural expansion can't come at the expense of ecosystems like forests, grasslands and wetlands. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
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STATEMENT: WRI Says Reducing Food Waste Will Help Food Security, Natural Resources, and the Economy

  • creating a sustainable food future
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
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How Ethiopia Went from Famine Crisis to Green Revolution

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • poverty
Ethiopia is now greener than it has been in the last 145 years. Photo by Chris Reij/WRI
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • poverty
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Why Africa Needs to Look to Its Cities to End Hunger

  • Cities
  • Food
  • food security
  • Urban Development
A street market in St. Lucia, South Africa. With the continent rapidly urbanizing, it’s critical that city leaders address urban food loss and waste in order to ensure sustainable development and end food insecurity. Photo by Steve Slater/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • Food
  • food security
  • Urban Development
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Regreening Africa Could Help Stem the Tide of Migration

  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • food security
A smallholder farmer plants maize. Photo by CIMMYT/Flickr
  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • food security
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Why Dedicating Land to Bioenergy Won't Curb Climate Change

  • Energy
  • Food
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • biodiversity
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security
A new WRI working paper recommends against dedicating land to produce bioenergy. Photo by Macomb Paynes.
  • Energy
  • Food
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • biodiversity
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security
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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
Insights

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
  • 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
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • restoration
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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

  • creating a sustainable food future
  • 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
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • food security
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High Water Stress Jeopardizes One-Third of World’s Corn Crop

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Food
  • food security
  • United States
  • water risk
Water limits to corn production are likely to be exacerbated as climate change alters global precipitation patterns. Photo Credit: Jane/Flickr
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Food
  • food security
  • United States
  • water risk

RELEASE: Farmed Fish Production Must More than Double by 2050, New Analysis Finds

  • aquaculture
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • Food
  • food security
  • aquaculture
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • Food
  • food security
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Sustainable Fish Farming: 5 Strategies to Get Aquaculture Growth Right

  • creating a sustainable food future
  • 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
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • aquaculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • world resources report

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