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Getting food in a warming planet

In Quebec, farmers face down floods and bug infestations. In West Africa, growing deserts bring soil degradation and water shortages.

“We can’t plan anything anymore,” says Seye Saliou, training manager at Réseau des organisationspaysannes et pastorales du Sénégal, an agricultural association for farmers and producers in the coastal country of 15 million inhabitants located in the Sahel region immediately south of the Sahara desert.

Yet planning is exactly what farmers, managers, and researchers from around the world met to do in Quebec last month, as international organizations anticipate more food will be needed for more people, and the industry needs to figure out how to reduce its impact on climate change.

October 16, 2017 - 13:45