Diversification can increase biodiversity, mitigate risk, broaden the nutritional portfolio of what is grown, and allow farmers to engage with new market opportunities. Diversification is, therefore, one of the key strategies for building resilience for smallholder farmers. There have been some cautionary voices, however the dominant narrative is that diversification is good and should be widely promoted. For example, at the 2017...
Many of the world's poor are forced to weigh up the pros and cons of living in precarious geographies: Risk versus livelihood leaves many with little choice. As food and water security is increasingly endangered by climate change, Dr Abdur Rehman Cheema warns that both the rural and urban poor are sitting in harm's way.
Two anonymous employees want to see changes in their workplaces, stating, 'as organisations working in the climate change sphere we promote transformational change, but we must be more transformational ourselves.'
Climate change is causing a new wave of people to flee their homes and seek refugee status. Alison Rabe investigates whether they're likely to receive any protections.
Planting trees seems like an obvious way to protect the environment, but many efforts have actually led to greater degradation in the long run. Kathleen Buckingham discusses the obstacles to reforestation and how to overcome them.