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This book collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades.

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Western Sydney University's expertise in water management is providing an efficient tool for monitoring scarce groundwater reserves as large parts of India bake in extreme drought and heat. The MyWell smartphone app is enabling Indian farmers to monitor and manage scarce groundwater in a distributed and localized way to monitor water levels

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The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, finds that if less than 1 percent of agricultural land was converted to solar panels, it would be sufficient to fulfill global electric energy demand.

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The University of California, Davis, will lead a new global research program to build and test ways to overcome some of the biggest remaining challenges for lifting and keeping rural families out of poverty in developing countries. 

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Some types of property titles and other tenure reforms in communities that live in forests in Indonesia, Uganda and Peru have usually improved people's lives, but food insecurity remains a widespread problem, a new study notes.

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Male piglets are castrated to improve the quality of meat for consumers, but this practice is also a concerning animal welfare issue, as it is usually performed without pain management.