Technology Helps Farmers Adapt to Changes Brought by Global Warming

Check out this Food + Tech interview with Gerald Nelson, a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

An Ethiopian worker in a rice field. (Photo credit: Dallas McNamara)

Nelson highlights that while IFPRI’s researchers are still studying exactly how crop yields will be affected by climate change, technology is helping provide farmers with information that will help them make better decisions. In sub-Sahara Africa, Asia, and Latin America, farmers are getting information about markets so they can price their goods properly and sell in the most favorable locations. And, according to Nelson, “there is [still] a lot of room in these places…for more information on agricultural practices or chemical use to be disseminated via smart phones or through farmer organizations.”

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