Food Security

November 8, 20144--Farmers harmed by decline in nation's public seed supply (Mother Earth News)

Everything starts with seeds.  Whether you’re an organic farmer looking for seeds that will work with your specific organic growing practices or looking for wheat varieties adapted to your specific growing climate, seeds are the foundation of every piece of food we put on our plate and central to everything crop farmers do.


October 1, 2014--Preventing water wars: How to build bridges over river disputes (The Guardian)

Fifty years ago, Lake Chad in Africa had a surface area of 25,000 square kilometres. Today, it has less than 2,000. The surface area of the Aral Sea in central Asia has dropped by half, from 66,000 to 33,000 square km, and the Dead Sea in the Middle East from almost 1,000 to 650 square km. Fifty years from now, Lake Chad is at risk of disappearing altogether.


September 27, 2014--When the Wells Run Dry: Helping farmers grow more with less (Climate Confidential)

Water scarcity is closely linked to food insecurity and thus hunger and poverty. Today, some 2.8 billion people face water scarcity, a number that’s set to increase to half the world’s population by 2030, according to the United Nations.


July 19, 2014--Water rationing for farmers? It's on the horizon (Arizona Central)

Regional water planners last month made a prediction that will likely be a game-changer for Arizona's economy, revealing just how water scarcity will restructure the future of our food security. As early as 2017, drought in the Lower Colorado River's watershed could lead to irrigation rationing for central Arizona agriculture.


April 23, 2013--Precision agriculture improves farming efficiency, has important implications on food security (Science Daily)

Precision agriculture promises to make farming more efficient and should have an important impact on the serious issue of food security, according to a new study published in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. In an article about the study in the magazine's May issue, University of Reading Professor Margaret A.


March 14, 2013--Scientists: Individual action, adaptation necessary to halt a changing climate (Coloradoan)

Do your small part to adapt to climate change and stop it in its tracks, or a global problem could continue to get worse. That was the primary message from a panel of five Northern Colorado scientists — all of whom helped author the 2013 National Climate Assessment — speaking Wednesday at a Colorado State University forum about the local impacts of climate change.


August 22, 2011--Radical overhaul of farming could be 'game-changer' for global food security (Science Daily)

According to the authors of new research released at the World Water Week in Stockholm, a radical transformation in the way farming and natural systems interact could simultaneously boost food production and protect the environment -- two goals that often have been at odds.


September 6, 2010--Diverse water sources key to food security (Environmental News Network)

Increasingly erratic rainfall patterns related to climate change pose a major threat to food security and economic growth, water experts said on Monday, arguing for greater investment in water storage.


February 19, 2010--Colorado ag forum speaker promises improved visibility for agriculture (Fence Post)

The level of importance of agriculture will be raised under the Obama Administration, a member of that administration told a crowd of nearly 250 on Thursday at the 19th annual Governor's Forum on Agriculture.

December 3, 2009--Summit discusses water issues with growing population (Greeley Tribune)

A recent United Nations report indicated that about 70 percent more food will be needed in the world by 2040 as the world's population expands. “How are we going to do that without water?” Pat O'Toole asked a crowd of more than 100 people Tuesday at the 2009 Ag Water Summit, conducted at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.


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