Climate change will have serious repercussions for agriculture, ecosystems, and farmer livelihoods in Central America. Smallholder farmers are particularly vulnerable due to their reliance on agriculture and ecosystem services for their livelihoods. There is an urgent need to develop national and local adaptation responses to reduce these impacts, yet evidence from historical climate change is fragmentary. Modeling efforts help bridge this gap. Here, we review the past decade of research on agricultural and ecological climate change impact models for Central America.

A fungal disease called Diplodia ear rot is lurking in corn fields in portions of the U.S.

Light rains in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions augur well for the crop in the world's biggest producer, farmers said on Monday, but cloudy weather has stoked fears of disease in the south.

About 200,000 pine trees will have to be cut down in Kowen Forest, due in part to a "one-in-35-year" storm six months ago.

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Evanston, IL - Today's advanced online publication of the journal Nature Biotechnology carries three important papers on crop disease resistance.

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An emerging tree fungus has killed hundreds of thousands of Hawaii's iconic and native ohia lehua trees.