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As climate change threatens Africa’s food supply, farmers innovate

Scientists, government officials and farmers are reviving neglected crops and boosting agricultural productivity in a race to cushion Africa from growing food shortages exacerbated by climate change.

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Food prices are rising as countries limit exports. Blame climate change, El Nino and Russia's war

Restrictions on food exports are spilling over from rice and wheat to other essentials. This ranges from Tanzania's limits on shipping onions to its neighbors and Morocco's restrictions on tomatoes to ongoing bans of some kinds of rice in Asia.
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More than 250m people faced acute food insecurity in 2022, UN report says

It's the fourth year in a row in which the number of people facing food crises increased substantially.

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Alex Trembath, Vijaya Ramachandran: The Malthusians are back

Climate activists who worry that the world has too many people are joining an ugly tradition.
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Italy's worst drought in 70 years in photos

Italy's worst drought in 70 years in photos

Extreme summer heat waves are worsening the situation, hitting communities with unprecedented temperatures as authorities are rationing water.
Dana Milbank: As climate catastrophes multiply, Republicans rethink denialism

Dana Milbank: As climate catastrophes multiply, Republicans rethink denialism

That avert-your-gaze approach worked well enough when the climate debate was about theoretical sea-level models and arctic ice projections. But now the crisis is real and present, with food shortages, electric outages and pestilence already plaguing us.
Jennifer Clapp: Food price spikes are about much more than Ukraine

Jennifer Clapp: Food price spikes are about much more than Ukraine

The global food system is a house of cards. Here’s how to fix it.
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