Trees play a key role in building sustainable food systems, experts affirm

Agroforestry will play a significant role in ensuring the security and safety of the global food supply amid a fast-changing climate, boosting food diversity and the earning power of farmers, according to participants attending a digital forum on Thursday. Experts who addressed the forum to discuss nature-positive solutions for diversifying food systems and increasing access to […]

How deforestation poses dengue pandemic risk for Africa and Asia

As the world continues to battle COVID-19, scientists are sounding the alarm over the rise of other zoonotic diseases. One of these is dengue, a mosquito-borne viral infection, found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas. Increased deforestation and climate change continue to add to the predisposing conditions that may […]

Software can predict genetic changes to plants caused by climate change

Climate-change scientists can now apply an R software package that can help predict genetic changes. Described in the scientific journal, PeerJ, AlleleShift can be used to investigate the potential effects of climate change, with one possible application of the software being in the design of tree-seed sourcing programmes. The article was authored by Roeland Kindt, […]