Every 16 October since 1979, World Food Day has been an occasion to focus on what is most important in the never-ending task of feeding the world. In 2016, a year that is shaping up to be far and away the hottest on record, that focus is especially sharp. The day’s theme leaves no room for doubt: “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” Why such an air of certainty? Because the rise in temperatures, and in the frequency of weather-related disasters such as droughts and floods, is already hitting food producers hard. At the same time, agricultural production needs to be entering a boom, not a bust, to have hopes of feeding a global population that is projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. CTA (2015).