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Friday, March 18th, 2016

GEO Announces Launch of Early Warning Crop Monitoring Tool

The Group on Earth Observations announced the launch of the Early Warning Crop Monitor, a new tool to fight food insecurity. The announcement was made during the GEO 36th Executive Meeting held in Geneva on 8-9 March. Developed by the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Initiative (GEOGLAM), initiated by the G-20 Agriculture Ministers, the Early Warning

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Esri Supports White House Climate Data Initiative Food Resilience Efforts

In response to President Obama’s call to action via the Climate Data Initiative Food Resilience effort, Esri is launching a new campaign that will use geography to better visualize, understand, and improve our global food systems.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Insecticides Put World Food Supplies at Risk, Say Scientists

The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals’ impacts. The researchers compare their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the landmark 1962 book by Rachel Carson that revealed the decimation of

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Report Urges U.S. Commitment to Addressing Impact of Climate Change on Global Food Security

U.S. government action can curb the risks climate change poses to global food security, says a new report (PDF) released today by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. 

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Water Mission Boosts Food Security

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought and improve crop yield in regions prone to famine.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

SEI to Lead Major Project on Global Water Challenges and Adaptation

A project called CADWAGO – Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance: Reconciling food security, renewable energy and the commission of multiple ecosystem services is underway. The three-year, € 900,000 initiative, which involves researchers in Europe, North America and Australia, aims to find innovative policies and governance structures to address competing demands for water in the

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Report from Stockholm – World Water Week

World Water Week took place in Stockholm last week with the theme, Feeding a Thirsty World. A session, titled Towards Sustainability: Harmonizing Water Tools for Better Governance, was organized by the World Business Coundil for Sustainable Development and included two panel discussions of various tools that have been developed to understand, manage and report on water