Food Security and Climate Archive

Drought characteristics and management in the Caribbean

Drought is a normal phenomenon of all climates, with varying characteristics between regions. It materializes in a reduction of precipitation from the long-term average, that extends over a given space scale for a specific period of time and results in impacts. Over the past decades, drought epis... Read More

Sagebrush Rangelands Help Maintain Water Availability

Removing encroaching conifer stands from sagebrush ecosystems can increase late season water retention in western rangelands by holding snow longer in the spring. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service analyzed snow and streamflow data from a snow-do... Read More

Agriculture in America Sustainability

USFRA’s Agriculture in America Sustainability Report demonstrates how farmers and ranchers are seeking and implementing practices that allow them to better protect the planet’s resources while efficiently producing food.

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