Climate Variability and Change

Big Data Shows How to Improve Profits and Help Environment

Thanks to research at Michigan State University, farmers have a new tool that can save them money and save the environment from excess – wasted – fertilizer.

UNH Recommendations Seek to Help Farmers Curb Agricultural Nitrogen Losses

Researchers in New Hampshire have created a portfolio of strategic recommendations to guide future agricultural research, policy, and management.

Protecting Our Food System in a Changing Climate

A major challenge to our food system is feeding a growing population that is projected to exceed nine billion in just the next three decades. This challenge requires both increasing food production and protecting the safety of our food supply in the face of a changing climate and diminishing land and water resources.

NIFA, Agricultural Research Tackle Society’s "Wicked" Problems

Our charge in the food and agricultural sciences is to move from evolutionary discoveries, which contribute to marginal changes over long periods of time, to revolutionary thinking to deal with ‘wicked’ problems by deploying transdisciplinary approaches that solve complex societal challenges. Similar to how the Internet-driven disruptive technologies have transformed America and the rest of the world, advances in data science, information science, biotechnology and nanotechnology can transform agriculture and our capacity to address societal challenges.