Keeping Food on the Table in a Changing Climate

A series of six e-books about sustainable farming, technology solutions and guides for resiliency.

In this series we present a critical perspective on achieving food security with insights from E4C News and leading experts at the UN World Food Programme, Global Food and Agriculture Program at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Wanda Organic, Lexmerca International Trade, Helvetas and more. Editorial support for the series was graciously provided by Jeff Winters of Mechanical Engineering Magazine.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS EBOOK SERIES


CHAPTER 1

Wise water management is key to farming the world’s shifting drylands. These tools and tactics address the problem’s technical dimension.

CHAPTER 2

Communities vulnerable to climate change have devised innovative, low-cost means of water treatment and crop irrigation.

CHAPTER 3

Confronted with increasing uncertainty, farmers can mitigate risk by changing their relationship to waste, transforming it into useful products such as tools and fuel.

CHAPTER 4

Take climate-change preparation into your own hands. Learn how to build your own stove, seed planter, aquaponics system, sack garden, worm composting bin and 3D-printed corn sheller.

CHAPTER 5

A universal nut sheller, baobab grinder, solar aerator for shrimp ponds and other technologies help farmers earn more money as changing climates threaten their livelihoods.

CHAPTER 6

Unexpected new weather patterns reduce harvests and push pests into new areas. Farmers can adapt with food processing and storage solutions.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

FACTS

Why the world’s drylands are not meeting their farming potential.

TECHNOLOGY

How to check evaporation, capture water in the air, preserve crops after the harvest and more.

SOLUTIONS

How to harness digital tools to generate useable data on soils, water, pests and more.

TECHNIQUES

Farming techniques that make the most of a limited water supply.

by engineers.
for everyone.

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