Agriculture

African Agriculture Suffers From Erratic Climate

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  • Climate change hurting African crop yields
  • Farmers complain rains no longer predictable
  • Africa needs development to adapt, experts say

By Tim Cocks and Loucoumane Coulibaly ABIDJAN, April 20 (Reuters) - From Africa's humid jungles and cocoa plantations to its growing semi-deserts and wilting maize fields, erratic weather linked to climate change may be ruining subsistence crops and export commodities alike. ... Read more about African Agriculture Suffers From Erratic Climate

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Agricultural Apocalypse 2010

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The food business is far and away the most important business in the world. Everything else is a luxury. Food is what you need to sustain life every day. Dwayne Andreas When a large segment of the population is facing a drastic cut in income in the face of escalating food prices we have a catastrophic problem in the making. ... Read more about Agricultural Apocalypse 2010

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Food Production "Must Rise 70%"

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Food production will have to increase by 70% over the next 40 years to feed the world's growing population, the United Nations food agency predicts. The Food and Agricultural Organisation says if more land is not used for food production now, 370 million people could be facing famine by 2050. The world population is expected to increase from the current 6.7 billion to 9.1 billion by mid-century. Climate change, involving floods and droughts, will affect food production. ... Read more about Food Production "Must Rise 70%"

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