Adapting agriculture to climate change and water scarcity

Rice planting in Indonesia.

Food security is increasingly at the intersection of development and climate change. Pacific Agroecology LLC is working with smallholders to overcome scarcity and adapt to changing hydroclimatic conditions.

Adapting agricultural production systems to climate change and water scarcity remains an important challenge to international development efforts. Dr. Ryan Haden, a senior scientist at PAE, has worked for more than a decade on sustainable agroforestry, vegetable, and rice production systems in Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America. His recent work on water efficient rice production (e.g. aerobic rice and the system of rice Intensification), published with partners at Cornell University and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) highlights strategies to equip farmers with the knowledge to overcome these challenges and balance the benefits and tradeoffs (See Haden et al., 2007 and Haden et al., 2011).

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