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Are Sheep and Goats Ready for a Hot, Arid Future? Scientists discover genomic signatures in indigenous breeds for adaptation.
'Big Data' Spells Big News for Crop Breeding Programs.
On World Day to Combat Desertification we must renew our commitment to healthy soils and productive land.
Can we secure water for the world’s smallholder farmers, producers of more than 70 percent of the world’s food?
Producing enough food - without an environmental cost - will be one of our biggest challenges in the years ahead.
Gosaye Degefa, a smallholder farmer living in Asella in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, mainly grows food and malt barley.
A plan to address the Mediterranean's migrant crisis must acknowledge one of its major causes - food insecurity.
Recent upheavals in the Arab region result from several factors, but it’s hard to ignore food security.
As countries across the dry areas contend with rising temperatures and increasing water scarcity, farmers need rapid solutions to maintain food production.
Increasing demands on already-scarce water resources require alternative sources of animal feed.
The effort on drylands should be accelerated, with greater focus on the spectrum of partnerships required.
women remain a marginalized demographic across most dryland countries.