Agriculture & Food Security

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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IICA, Four CGIAR Centers to Cooperate on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security [viewed]

Heads of IICA, CIP, CIAT, CIMMYT, and IFPRI2 September 2011: The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and four international research centers based in the Americas have agreed to join forces in projects in the region in four thematic areas, including one on climate change, agriculture and food security. 

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Event: International Seminar on Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change [viewed]

The Inter-American Institute for Agricultural Cooperation (IICA) and the Government of Mexico will cohost an international seminar on adapting agriculture to climate change. IICA is a specialized affiliate of the Organization of American States (OAS) based in San José, Costa Rica. The Seminar will serve as the first event and formal launch of IICA's new Intergovernmental Programme for Cooperation on Climate Change - Opportunities and Challenges in Agriculture (PRICA-ADO) that brings together Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama to tackle adaptation issues affecting the subregion's agricultural sector.  

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Forest Partnership Calls for Better Fire Management Near Forests [viewed]

9 September 2011: The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), which consists of 14 international organizations and secretariats, has called on countries to pay greater attention to managing fires on land bordering forests.

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Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum Releases Consensus Report [viewed]

6 September 2011: The Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum has released a consensus report for the season of September to December 2011, which predicts a possible return to normal or above normal rain conditions in southern Somalia, but a risk of below normal rains for other areas, including northern Somalia.

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UN/ISDR Head Discusses Climate Change and Migration [viewed]

8 September 2011: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has released an interview with Margareta Wahlström, Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, carried out by Eurasylum, on the latest evidence on climate migration.

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