Agriculture & Food Security

ECLAC Report Finds Central America Vulnerable to Climate Change [viewed]

7 December 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has released a report that finds Central America may be one of the regions most adversely affected by climate change in socioeconomic terms.

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APEC Releases Report on Sustainable Biofuel Development [viewed]

9 December 2010: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) has announced the publication of the report “Sustainable Biofuel Development Policies, Programs, and Practices in APEC Economies.”

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UNCTAD Recommends Paradigm Shift to Make Agriculture Climate-Friendly [viewed]

3 December 2010: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published a policy brief focusing on the need for a shift of the agricultural production paradigm in order to make the agricultural sector part of the solution to climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.

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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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UNGA Adopts Resolutions on Oceans and Sustainable Fisheries [viewed]

7 December 2010: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted two resolutions calling on all States to bolster their support for the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which highlight the impact of climate change on the oceans, among other things.

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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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UNEP Releases Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean [viewed]

6 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), has released a report titled "Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean." 

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IFAD Releases Rural Poverty Report 2011 [viewed]

6 December 2010: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has released the "Rural Poverty Report 2011," which provides updated estimates on the number of rural poor people in developing countries and rural poverty rates.

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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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Agriculture and Rural Development Day Forwards Recommendations to UNFCCC Negotiators [viewed]

6 December 2010: Participants at Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2010, which convened in Cancun, Mexico, on 4 December 2010, in parallel with the UN Cancun Climate Change Conference, discussed agriculture sector adaptation and mitigation strategies and identified recommendations for UNFCCC negotiators regarding these strategies.

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