Agriculture & Food Security

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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FAO MICCA Project Produces Analysis of AFOLU Database [viewed]

November 2010: The Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture Project (MICCA) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a paper titled "Agriculture, forestry and other land uses (AFOLU) mitigation project database: an assessment of the current status of land-based sectors in the carbon markets."

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ACP Fisheries Ministers Adopt Action Plan [viewed]

25 November 2010: The second meeting of the fisheries ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States, which took place in Mahe, Seychelles, from 24-25 November 2010, adopted a resolution addressing climate change and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, among other issues.

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ILRI Releases Film on African Herders' Adaptation Efforts [viewed]

22 November 2010: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has produced a 10-minute film titled "Heat, rain and livestock: Impacts of climate change on Africa's livestock herders," which demonstrates how ILRI is applying research to help communities cope with the effects of climate change.

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Phnom Penh Declaration on Economic Cooperation Strategy Adopted [viewed]

17 November 2010: The Heads of Government of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam, meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 17 November 2010, for the fourth Summit of the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS), adopted a declaration addressing agricultural, energy and environmental cooperation, among other items.

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FAO Releases Case Studies of Woodfuels in Brazil, Mexico and India [viewed]

November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a Forests and Climate Change Working Paper titled "Woodfuels and climate change mitigation: Case studies from Brazil, India and Mexico."

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UNEP Releases Atlas on Africa's Water Resources [viewed]

25 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the "New Africa Water Atlas," which shows how the challenges of water scarcity in Africa are compounded by high population growth, socioeconomic and climate change impacts and, in some cases, policy choices.

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FAO Releases Survey on National Actions to Safeguard Animal Genetic Diversity [viewed]

24 November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) released the Results of Informal Surveys on Progress in Country Implementation of the Global Plan of Action for Animal Genetic Resources, which describes steps by an increasing number of countries to better manage genetic diversity of livestock, which notes that ten countries have begun implementing national strategies and 28 more are in the process of developing one.

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Africa Water Week Addresses Climate and Development [viewed]

23 November 2010: In an opening statement to the Climate, Water and Development Segment of the Third African Water Week, Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union (AU), addressed the links between climate change, water, infrastructure and livelihoods.

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