The world’s smallholder farmers produce around a third of the world’s food, according to detailed new research by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Shifts in climate and market uncertainty may hamper how effective tree-planting is as a climate-crisis solution. New Zealand researchers, with others, used modelling to explore how diversifying forest management could reduce risks over time from both climate change and the volatility of the forestry market.
The study, published in Nature Geoscience, produced a global model mapping pollution risk caused by 92 chemicals commonly used in agricultural pesticides in 168 countries.
Time on the couch from a shoulder injury led Wilbur Morrison to start a new business venture building on his background in bees.