Agriculture & Food Security

IWMI Brief Highlights Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Water in Sri Lanka [viewed]

August 2011: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has released an Issue Brief describing water management in Sri Lanka that stresses issues related to clean drinking water and identifies climate change as a possible exacerbating factor.

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SPC Assists Vanuatu with Livestock Sector Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

14 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is providing assistance to the Government of Vanuatu to identify ways to meet climate change challenges in the livestock sector.

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IEA Paper Finds Well Managed Bioenergy Generates Carbon Emissions Reductions [viewed]

September 2011: The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Implementing Agreement on Bioenergy, IEA Bioenergy, has published a new report titled “Bioenergy, Land Use Change and Climate Change Mitigation - Background Technical Report” that provides a detailed overview and update of challenging and controversial climate change mitigation potentials of bioenergy use.

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CGIAR Conference Debates Latest Research on REDD+ and Sustainable Development [viewed]

September 2011: The Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) held a conference at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC, US, on 26 August 2011, to examine issues related to understanding the relationships between carbon emissions and rural livelihoods.

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African Ministerial Conference Releases Johannesburg Communiqué on Climate-Smart Agriculture [viewed]

A call to action14 September 2011: The African Ministerial Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture concluded with the adoption of the Johannesburg Communiqué, which underscores the need to put climate-smart agriculture high on the political agenda.

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GEF Promotes Climate Change Dialogue with African Youth [viewed]

GEF14 September 2011: The Global Environment Facility (GEF), through the initiative Connect4Climate has initiated an interactive dialogue on climate change issues amongst African youth and social media users around the world.

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FAO Launches Global Soil Partnership for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation [viewed]

FAO soil partnership9 September 2011: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is calling for a renewed international effort to promote and assure healthy and fertile soils as a component of the new Global Soil Partnership for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.

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ADB Report Highlights Threat of Climate Change to Food Security [viewed]

Food Security and Climate Change in the Pacific13 September 2011: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released a report titled "Food Security and Climate Change in the Pacific: Rethinking the Options," which highlights the threats posed by climate change to food security in the Pacific region unless urgent action is taken.

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IDB to Invest in Adaptation to Climate Change in the Caribbean [viewed]

IDB12 September 2011: The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is investing US$1.5 million to launch an initiative that will help small and medium-sized enterprises in Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas and Belize to adopt business practices to minimize the impact of climate change on productive activities.

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Human Rights Council Opens with Focus on Horn of Africa Drought [viewed]

Human Rights Council12 September 2011: The Human Rights Council (HRC) opened its 18th regular session in Geneva, Switzerland, with numerous speakers calling attention to the humanitarian challenges in the Horn of Africa due to the food emergency and fears of a new global recession.

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