FERN talks COP28 and food-system reform with World Wildlife Fund

The next UN Climate Change Conference, COP28, opens on Thursday in Dubai. This year, food systems issues will play a more central role in the negotiations than ever before, with a day of the conference devoted to food, for the first time. Food and agriculture account for roughly one-third of …

COP27: Funding doubles climate and ag project, U.S. says

In one year, membership in the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate nearly quadrupled, while funding for the project doubled to $8 billion, said the Biden administration. AIM for climate, launched at COP26, intends to increase agricultural production and incomes worldwide, while adapting to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Droughts and heat waves are worse than floods for crop losses

Researchers say that over a four-decade period ending in 2007, the world lost a tenth of its cereal grain crops, such as rice, wheat and corn, due to droughts, heat waves and other extreme weather, reports the New York Times.