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  • Can We Feed Billions of Ourselves Without Wrecking the Planet?

    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.

  • Improving Seeds to Meet Future Challenges

    Improving Seeds to Meet Future Challenges

    Scientists and agronomists are racing to develop seeds that are higher yielding, more nutritious, and both drought and climate resilient to meet the challenge of feeding the world in the future.

  • Agriculture and its Discontents: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    In 1943, Norman Borlaug began his research into new varieties of wheat that could feed the burgeoning population of Mexico.  Invited by the Mexican government and funded largely by international philanthropic organizations, Borlaug’s research began what we now refer to as the Green Revolution. Over the next 13 years, Mexico became agriculturally self-sufficient, and in…

  • Punjab: A tale of prosperity and decline

    The state of Punjab, located in the northwest part of the country, is known as the breadbasket of India. Punjab produces 20% of the nation’s wheat, 11% of its rice, and 11% of its cotton, from only 1.5% of its geographical area.  Punjab is in trouble, however; groundwater is rapidly decreasing. Water levels have dropped…

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  • Can We Feed Billions of Ourselves Without Wrecking the Planet?

    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.

  • Improving Seeds to Meet Future Challenges

    Improving Seeds to Meet Future Challenges

    Scientists and agronomists are racing to develop seeds that are higher yielding, more nutritious, and both drought and climate resilient to meet the challenge of feeding the world in the future.

  • Agriculture and its Discontents: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    In 1943, Norman Borlaug began his research into new varieties of wheat that could feed the burgeoning population of Mexico.  Invited by the Mexican government and funded largely by international philanthropic organizations, Borlaug’s research began what we now refer to as the Green Revolution. Over the next 13 years, Mexico became agriculturally self-sufficient, and in…

  • Punjab: A tale of prosperity and decline

    The state of Punjab, located in the northwest part of the country, is known as the breadbasket of India. Punjab produces 20% of the nation’s wheat, 11% of its rice, and 11% of its cotton, from only 1.5% of its geographical area.  Punjab is in trouble, however; groundwater is rapidly decreasing. Water levels have dropped…