January 14, 2013

Peak Farmland: The End of Agricultural Expansion?

We’ve heard of the imminent peak oil, peak water, and in some circles even peak soil. Now researchers at the Rockefeller University in New York say that we may have reached peak farmland. This is not to say that the planet no longer has arable land to spare, but rather that agricultural production has reached […] ...
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April 4, 2012

Making Landscapes Climate-Smart

Eva Wollenberg University of Vermont CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

While adaptation and climate change mitigation in agriculture are usually managed at the farm, plot, or crop level, a landscape-level approach can increase agriculture’s “climate smartness.” That means achieving multiple goals – adaptation and mitigation of climate change, while also meeting agricultural production, food security, and sustainable development objecti ...
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