Elena Sampson, an owner of an olive grove and farm, sits by a an olive tree with a fungus growing nearby, in Akaki, central Cyprus. Standing in her olive grove in Cyprus, Elena Sampson vows to stand up to climate change after another scorching year. Sampson, who largely avoids tilling her land -- a practise that leads to soil erosion and carbon loss – says she will install drip-irrigation and plant other crops between the olive trees. Also, she will no longer use pesticides. Credit: AFP Photo.