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By: Francisca López‑Granados, Jorge Torres‑Sánchez, Francisco M. Jiménez‑Brenes, Octavio Arquero, María Lovera and Ana I. de Castro

Almond is an emerging crop due to the health benefits of almond consumption including nutritional, anti-inflammatory, and hypocholesterolaemia properties. Traditional almond producers were concentrated in California, Australia, and Mediterranean countries.

By: Bargués-Ribera M, Gokhale CS

Since its origins, thousands of years ago, agriculture has been challenged by the presence of evolving plant pathogens. Temporal rotations of host and non-host crops have helped farmers to control epidemics among other utilities, but further efforts for strategy assessment are needed.

By: Bos, A.B.; de Sy, V.; Duchelle, A.E.; Herold, M.; Martius, C.; Tsendbazar, N-E.

Assessing the performance of efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) requires data on forest cover change. Innovations in remote sensing and forest monitoring provide ever-increasing levels of coverage, spatial and temporal detail, and accuracy.

By: H. Gillman, C. Zielinski, C. Dhewa, J. Hagmann, K. Martins, S. Capezzuoli, R. Jolly, C. Jackson, R. Santos Martins, L. D. R.Ortiz, S. Young, S. Ohkubo, T. Sullivan, L. O. Echevarria, W. Hankey, G. Pictet

From a range of perspectives, the papers in this Special Issue examine the challenges and opportunities in tracking and demonstrating the impact of managing knowledge both inside the walls (in organizations) and outside the walls (in the broader development context).

By: Danilo Pezo, Reinhold Muschler, Diego Tobar, Astrid Pulido.

Climate change creates new challenges for the LAC agricultural sector to respond to the demands of food security, especially from the poorest communities, for its effects on yields and the distribution of areas suitable for some crops and animal production systems.

By: B M Popkin, C Corvalan, L M Grummer-Strawn, J C Wells, A L Sawaya, R Wibaek, M Mwangome, M S Poullas, C S Yajnik, A Demaio,C Hawkes, M T Ruel, L Salm, B Sinclair, F Branca, R Nugent, C Levin, J Hale, B Hutchinson

The double burden of malnutrition is the coexistence of overnutrition (overweight and obesity) alongside undernutrition (stunting and wasting), at all levels of the population—country, city, community, household, and individual.