Food and Agriculture

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?

The Agricultural Sector in the Era of Bioeconomy

The idea of bioeconomy—the section of the economy based on renewable biological resources, from agriculture to pharmaceuticals and biotech—has gained the interest of policymakers and the private sector alike in recent years. A strong, innovative and sustainable bioeconomy is increasingly seen as an indispensable part of the solution to many global challenges, from food security to climate change.

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