Farming a better future: Agri can help fix society's ills

Farming a better future: Agri can help fix society's ills

If roller coasters aren’t your thing, steer clear of agricultural commodities markets. Intense heat and rain have slammed West Africa’s cacao harvest, forcing cocoa prices to double in 2024.

Intensifying hurricanes and disease have battered Florida’s citrus industry, leading to a decades-long slide in production. Climate change and land degradation are making it tough for farmers to provide some of our favorite indulgences. With these problems now starting to impact corn, rice and wheat—the three global staple crops—we face the prospect of cascading price hikes, market disruptions, deepening hunger and food insecurity, economic contractions and the political instability accompanying all of it.

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