The Monitor's View Climate-smart farmers break new ground

More farmers seem more open to new practices, leading to to higher crop yields, or doing more with less. The limits in agriculture are fading as farmers show greater willingness for today's innovation.

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Experts on global agriculture were startled last year when record crop yields started to show up in unlikely places, such as Africa. Were farmers adapting the latest seed varieties resistant to global warming? Were they using better fertilizers?