Environment

"Climate Smart Agriculture" isn’t. Agroecology is.

As the science and practice of agroecology provides a way forward to address food insecurity, rural poverty, climate change, drought and water scarcity it is encountering an intentionally misleading campaign called "Climate Smart Agriculture," being promoted by the World Bank, FAO, and newly launched corporate-dominated Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture.

During extreme drought, farmers try for resiliency

This entry is part of IATP's Story of Drought, examining the impacts, causes and perception of drought in the U.S. and around the world. Lamar, Colo. – In a good year, the wheat on the Hixsons’ farm should stand waist high by mid-summer. This year, though, much of the crop isn’t even tall enough for the combine to harvest.