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This book collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades.

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Farmers spend a lot of time and money controlling weeds and other pests, and often have to turn to chemical fumigants to keep the most destructive pests at bay. Farmers also wrestle with what to do with low-value byproducts of crop production, such as skin, seeds and hulls from fruit, vegetable and nut processing.

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Speech-based conversational interfaces have several potential benefits for farmers and the ICTforAg professionals who support them:

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More than 120 professionals from the public, private and academic sectors of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago met in the city of Lima to delve into the factors associated with the bioaccumulation of cadmium in cocoa and their mitigation strategies, in order to find solutions to the challenges faced by cocoa producers i

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Rapidly ageing populations, the impacts of climate change, the ongoing slowdown in productivity growth – trends like these give rise to “grand societal challenges” that increasingly shape the conduct of science, technology and innovation (STI) and societal and policy expectations of their contributions.