FAO

Event: Workshop on Development of Agricultural Systems and Climate Smart Agriculture in Developing Countries [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Challenge Programe of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and other academic and international organizations. The meeting will discuss challenges and opportunities for more efficient agriculture in the long term, contributing to thinking beyond Cancun and The Hague. It will also explore synergies between adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity to respond to competing pressures on land and water from agriculture, forests and other ecosystems, growing population and urban expansion, as well as energy needs.  

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Event: Workshop on the FAO Climate Impacts Assessment Toolbox [viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) will host this meeting, which will feature presentations of the prototype and components of the climate impact assessment toolbox, and will include discussions with national partners on future implementation of the toolbox.  

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World Bank Announces Roadmap for Action on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change [viewed]

9 December 2010: The World Bank, together with a group of global leaders and policy makers, announced a new initiative aimed to ensure agriculture plays a key role in the architecture of climate finance at the Cancun Climate Change Conference in Mexico.

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Meeting Seeks to Galvanize Support for Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources [viewed]

7 December 2010: A high-level meeting with representatives of more than 60 countries was organized by the Government of Italy under the theme "Leading the Field," to raise support for the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources (ITPGR), its Benefit-sharing Fund (BSF), and its role in addressing food security in a time of climate change.

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FAO Appoints New Deputy Director-General [viewed]

1 December 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has announced the appointment of Ann Tutwiler as the new Deputy Director-General for Knowledge.

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Silva Mediterranea Newsletter Focuses on Adaptation of Cork Oak Landscapes [viewed]

November 2010: The latest newsletter of the Silva Mediterranea, a statutory body of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), looks at cork oak landscapes and their adaptation to climate change.

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UN-REDD Launches Publication on REDD+ [viewed]

2 December 2010: The UN-REDD Programme has launched a publication titled "Perspectives on REDD+," discussing challenges in implementing a mechanism on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

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Third South-South Expo Focuses on Capacity in Research and Technology Development [viewed]

26 November 2010: The Third Annual Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) took place from 22-26 November 2010, at International Labour Organization (ILO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and showcased over 100 partnerships and solutions to poverty challenges that have been developed by developing countries themselves.

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FAO's Multipartner Programme Support Mechanism Receives Funding [viewed]

29 November 2009: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) announced that its Multipartner Support Mechanism (FMM) has received voluntary contributions of US$26 million for use by 2013 from Sweden and the Netherlands.

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FAO Launches Policy for Engaging with Indigenous Communities [viewed]

26 November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has developed a guidance document titled "FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples," aimed to guide systematic and responsible engagement with indigenous peoples and their organizations.

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