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Palm Oil Mill Data: A Step Towards Transparency

  • Climate
  • Food
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • mapping
  • commodities
Palm oil plantation
  • Climate
  • Food
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • mapping
  • commodities
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If Croplands Expand, Where Should They Go?

  • 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
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
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What’s Food Loss and Waste Got to Do with Sustainable Development? A Lot, Actually.

  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Food worth $750 billion is lost or wasted every year. Photo by Garry Knight/Flickr
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
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How Ethiopia Went from Famine Crisis to Green Revolution

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • 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
  • Freshwater
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • poverty
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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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How Food Waste Costs Our Cities Millions

  • Cities
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • GHG emissions
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Urban Development
Seoul, South Korea is one of several cities experimenting with new waste management policies that will encourage people not to buy food they don’t need. Photo by Seoul Korea/Flickr.
  • Cities
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • GHG emissions
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • Urban Development
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Biofuels Are Not a Green Alternative to Fossil Fuels

  • Energy
  • Food
  • biofuels
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
As Earth becomes more crowded, fertile land and the plants it supports become ever more valuable for food, timber and carbon storage—things for which we don’t have an alternative source. Patrick Wall/CIMMYT/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Food
  • biofuels
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
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Why Dedicating Land to Bioenergy Won't Curb Climate Change

  • Energy
  • Food
  • 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
  • biodiversity
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security
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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
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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
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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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The Changing Landscape of Forest Management

  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • Food
  • commodities
  • agriculture
While palm oil can be produced sustainably, its production is currently a major driver of deforestation. Photo credit: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Flickr 2012
  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • Food
  • commodities
  • agriculture
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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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5 Things We Learned in 2013 that Could Move the Needle on Sustainability

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
New research shows that the world loses 50 soccer fields' of forest every minute of every day. Photo credit: Daniel Murdiyarso, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • 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
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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
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Farmer Innovation: Improving Africa’s Food Security through Land and Water Management

  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Food
  • food security
Yacouba Sawadogo, a farmer, digs planting pits to restore degraded land. Photo credit: Chris Reij, WRI
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Food
  • food security
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Burkina Faso Farmers Lead the Way on Food Security and Climate Change Resilience

  • Climate Resilience
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Food
  • food security
  • Climate Resilience
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Food
  • food security
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Learning from African Farmers: How “Re-greening” Boosts Food Security; Curbs Climate Change

  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Food
  • food security
  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Food
  • food security
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