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Columbia Climate School Welcomes New Faculty Member Jessica Fanzo

Jessica Fanzo will be joining the Climate School faculty as professor of climate in July.

by |January 24, 2023

Warfare, Not Climate, Is Driving Resurgent Hunger in Africa, Says Study

A 2009-2018 analysis of 14 countries teases out the factors behind reversals in food security. Conflict, not drought, is behind much of it.

by |August 12, 2021
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Video: From Farm to Training in Bangladesh

A project that gives farmers access to climate information can help them implement management strategies that protect their fish and other crops.

by |May 13, 2021
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11 Ways the Biden Administration Could Reduce Emissions From the Food System

As the president’s April 22 climate summit draws near, the federal action plan should focus on the enormous opportunities for emissions reductions in the food system.

by Kevin Karl and David Sandalow |April 8, 2021

Export Curbs by Just a Few Nations Could Make Global Food Prices Skyrocket

A recent study shows that trade restrictions and stockpiling of supplies by just a few key countries during times of crisis could create global food price spikes and severe local and regional food shortages.

by |March 3, 2021
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Helping Vietnam’s Coffee Sector Become More Climate Resilient

A new platform aims to use digital technology to help farmers lower costs, boost yields and increase profits.

by Joseph Conway |November 13, 2020

ACToday Experts Take Part in Panel on Climate and Food Security

Experts discussed how climate and the coronavirus will affect food supply chains, and how university-led projects such as ACToday can help take on major challenges like these.

by |May 18, 2020

Focus on Food Would Help Solve Climate Change, Says Study

A paper released today presents a new global food system approach to climate-change research that brings together agricultural production, supply chains and consumption.

by |February 18, 2020
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A Climate Change Double Whammy in the U.S. Corn Belt

Warming temperatures create two major drying trends, jeopardizing corn and soybean crops.

by |December 18, 2019
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Less Rice and More Nutritious Crops Will Enhance India’s Food Supply, Study Says

A new study finds that diversifying India’s crops could provide better nutrition for 200 million undernourished people.

by Robert Florida |December 4, 2019