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  • Climate change to worsen drought, diminish corn yields in Africa

    Climate change to worsen drought, diminish corn yields in Africa

    Original story at MIT News Nearly 25 percent of the world’s malnourished population lives in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 300 million people depend on corn, or maize, as their main food source. Maize is the most widely harvested ...

  • Large-scale irrigation - Understanding energy-water-food connections

    Large-scale irrigation - Understanding energy-water-food connections

    Original story at MIT News An MIT team is providing new understanding of the growing interconnections among three critical resources: energy, water and food. The work focuses on Pakistan`s Indus Basin, where irrigation water is increasingly pumped ...

    Nancy W. Stauffer

  • Seeing Green: Saving Forests or Food Prices?

    Seeing Green: Saving Forests or Food Prices?

    A growing population and rapid development will put a strain on land used to grow food over the next century. But if reforestation is used to avoid climate change it will create further strain, says a new MIT study. Written by Vicki Ekstrom.You can ...

    Vicki Ekstrom