Food and Agriculture

Water as a Tool for Resilience in Times of Crisis

About 90 percent of USAID’s water priority countries are conflict-affected or fragile. Last year, over 60 million people around the world were affected by more than 280 natural disasters. Effective water resource management is complex in times of peace and prosperity. Effective water resource management in a time of crisis—whether war or disaster—can mean the difference between building resilience or compounding tragedy.

Feeding a Thirsty World: Harnessing the Connections Between Food and Water Security

“Food production is the largest consumer of water and also represents the largest unknown factor of future water use as the world’s population continues to balloon, and we face increasing weather-related shocks and stresses,” said Laura Schulz, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment.

Bridging Research and Policy on Climate Change and Conflict

Globally, we have seen an increase in climate impacts and security risks. At the same time, we have seen substantial progress in research on how climatic changes may alter or enhance the propensity for new violence or interact with existing conflicts. 
 

More Berries, More Workers: A Look into Jalisco’s Berry Export Industry

 

Mexico has seen an impressive increase in its berry production in recent years.

The Scientific, Social, and Economic Dimensions of Development in the Amazon

 

On September 24, 2018, the Wilson Center hosted a full-day workshop on the impact of the Amazon on global climate trends and current efforts to support sustainable development and conservation in the region, in partnership with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the National Institute of Amazon Research (INPA), and with the support of the Alcoa Foundation.

Farm Labor and Mexico’s Export Produce Industry

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Drought: A Conversation with Esteban Copati, Head of the Agricultural Estimates Department in the Bolsas de Cereales of Argentina

Q: What have been the biggest challenges for Argentina’s farmers over the past year? Are there fears climate change could make droughts more frequent in Argentina?

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