Agriculture & Food Security

EU Launches Consultation on Future Development Policy [viewed]

10 November 2010: The European Commission has launched a public consultation, open to EU and partner countries, on the future of EU development policy, which aims to "collect views" on advancing progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and beyond, in the face of economic, food and environmental crises.

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Event: FAO Expert Meeting on Land Tenure Issues and Requirements for Climate Change Mitigation Policies in Forestry and Agriculture [viewed]

This UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expert meeting is organized by the UN-REDD programme, the MICCA (Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture) project and the Land Tenure team developing the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources.  

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FAO Launches Africa Crop Calendar [viewed]

11 November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has launched a reference calendar that advises when to plant specific crops in a variety of agricultural zones for 43 African countries.

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Plans for an International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Underway [viewed]

8 November 2010: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) programme and the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development have announced plans for a new International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change.

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WMO Africa Meeting Outlines Priorities for National Meteorological Services [viewed]

8 November 2010: The World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Regional Association for Africa met from 1-8 November 2010, in Marrakesh, Morocco, to discuss how African national meteorological and hydrological services and regional centers can deliver services supporting national and regional development goals, including better climate predictions and climate change adaptation assessments.

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WFP Donates Monitoring Stations to Ethiopia [viewed]

8 November 2010: The World Food Programme (WFP) has donated 50 weather stations to the Government of Ethiopia. The weather stations aim to enhance national risk and disaster management capacities.

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US, Australia Discuss Environmental Cooperation [viewed]

7 November 2010: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Melbourne, Australia, where she met Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, Foreign Minister of Austalia, and others to discuss ways of further strengthening cooperation between the two countries, including on science, technology and the environment.

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Event: ITPGR High-level Round Table - Leading the Field [viewed]

This high-level round table meeting, titled "Leading the Field," is hosted by the Government of Italy with the support of the Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR). It will address the role of the ITPGR in addressing food security in a time of climate change.  

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Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Conference Produces Roadmap for Action [viewed]

7 November 2010: The Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change took place from 31 October-5 November 2010 at the World Forum in The Hague, the Netherlands, around the theme "It's Down 2 Earth."

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FAO Launches Website on Climate-Smart Agriculture [viewed]

4 November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has launched a new website highlighting agriculture practices that reduce farmers' vulnerability to climate impacts and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, sequester carbon, and improve farm yields and household incomes.

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