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How the Russia-Ukraine Crisis Could Impact Food Security

Harry Verhoeven, senior research scholar with Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, answers questions about the implications for the world’s least developed countries.

by Harry Verhoeven |April 21, 2022
ACToday’s Ethiopia country lead, Tufa Dinku (middle) stands with officials from the country’s National Meteorological Agency and other agencies during the launch of Ethiopia’s national framework for climate services

ACToday Empowers National Meteorological Services

As part of its goal to increase food security in six countries, the ACToday project has helped develop new climate services that lead to better agricultural decision making.

by |April 20, 2022
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The Climate-Nutrition Connection in Food Security

In early 2021, ACToday, Cheikh Anta Diop University and Senegal’s national meteorological service organized a three-hour webinar to launch discussions about connections between climate and nutrition.

by |April 19, 2022

How ACToday Builds a Global Community of Climate-Trained Decision Makers

In the last year, project members trained more than 1,600 professionals and graduate students on integrating climate knowledge into food planning and policy, to help combat hunger.

by |April 13, 2022
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Food Security Expert Lew Ziska Contributes to Landmark UN Climate Report

Climate change is an ongoing threat to human health and environments—including food and water sources around the world—and the world is running out of time to change course, the report concludes.

by |March 9, 2022
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Sea Vegetables Are the Future of Farming

Farming in the ocean requires little more than sun and sea water to provide nutritious food, create jobs, and restore coastlines.

by Madeleine Traynor |February 23, 2022

Apply Now: Virtual Executive Training on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

The training will review pressing issues related to agricultural investments and introduce practical skills.

Simultaneous Droughts Could Threaten Global Food Security, Says Study

In a world where many countries depend on agricultural imports, warming climate increases the odds that multiple important crops could fail.

by |February 9, 2022

From Barisal to Khulna

We continued to service our GNSS and RSET-MH equipment measuring land subsidence in coastal Bangladesh. Long distances, poor roads and slow ferries made for very long days, but we were able to complete the work at the sites.

by |January 13, 2022

Can We Feed Billions of Ourselves Without Wrecking the Planet?

A new Earth Institute primer lays out the basics of achieving sustainable agriculture on a global scale.

by |January 7, 2022