Big data - extremely large sets of data which are used to analyse patterns and trends relating to human relations and interactions - can help map out global poverty from space or track humanity's progress towards food security.
Almost 800 million people worldwide do not have enough to eat, according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization, while about 30 per cent of the world's population are overweight, a paradox nowhere more visible than in cities.
Henry I Miller –
Stanford University academic Henry I Miller argues that access to agricultural technology such as herbicides, pesticides, and genetically modified crops is a fundamental right for farmers, and can help feed the world's hungry billions.
and Angelica Pago –
If the old adage “you are what you eat” is true, then most of us are eating from the hand of corporations. But a recent decision by the “people’s court” against Monsanto emphasises the need for change.
The agricultural and landscape sector is responsible for 25 per cent of human-caused emissions, but is sometimes overlooked in decarbonisation efforts. WRI researchers highlight how we can protect forests and accelerate decarbonisation.
The "yuck factor" functions to protect us from potential harm; but it has also become an obstacle to more sustainable living. University of Sheffield's Philip Powell shares how to overcome disgust and make more sustainable lifestyle choices.
The World Economic Forum forecasts a bleak outlook for the future of food, with "unchecked consumption" and "survival of the richest" some some the likely outcomes in a recent report. But there is a better way, says researcher Christop Rupprecht.
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...
This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food ...
This paper aims to provide policy makers with an overview of how different organizations and sectors perceive the challenges and opportunities of sustainable agriculture in ASEAN and its contribution to ...