Agriculture & Food Security

UNEP Releases Papers on Bioenergy Sustainability [viewed]

25 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a series of four Issue Papers on bioenergy sustainability, aiming to inform decision makers on debates and emerging issues in this policy area, as well as options for improving the sustainability of the production and consumption of bioenergy.

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Land Day 3 Considers the Nexus Between Biodiversity and Desertification [viewed]

23 October 2010: The Secretariats of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) organized Land Day 3 on 23 October 2010, in parallel to the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the CBD, in Nagoya, Japan. 

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FAO Releases Second Report on Plant Genetic Resources [viewed]

26 October 2010: The Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) within the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has published the Second Report on the State of the World's Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA).

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ASEAN Plus Three Discuss Agriculture and Forestry Cooperation [viewed]

24 October 2010: The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry and the Ministers of Agriculture of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (Plus Three Countries) met in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 24 October 2010, to discuss cooperation in agriculture and forestry.

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FAO Releases Report on Bioenergy and Food Security in Thailand [viewed]

October 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report titled "Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS) Thailand: Key results and policy recommendations for future bioenergy development."

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UNEP Report Highlights Ecosystem Services of Inland Fisheries [viewed]

22 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Fish Centre have released a report titled "Blue Harvest: Inland Fisheries as an Ecosystem Service," on the sidelines of the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), taking place in Nagoya, Japan.

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ECLAC Publishes Environmental Indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

20 October 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has released a set of Environmental Indicators for Latin America and the Caribbean 2009 that highlight improvements in protected area coverage, contrasting with loss of forest cover.

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COHAB Releases Policy Briefs on Biodiversity and Global Health [viewed]

October 2010: Supporting the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on cooperation with other conventions and international organizations, the Secretariat of the Co-operation on Health and Biodiversity (COHAB) Initiative has posted four policy briefs on the theme "Biodiversity and Global Health."

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UNGA Third Committee Considers Pressures on Farmland [viewed]

21 October 2010: The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA)  considered unprecedented pressures on farmland, on 21 October 2010, in New York, US.

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UNGA Third Committee's Discussion of Indigenous Issues Opens [viewed]

18 October 2010: The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) began its discussion of indigenous issues and the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People on 18 October 2010, in New York, US.

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