Agriculture & Food Security

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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UNCCD News Highlights Links Between Desertification and MDGs [viewed]

4 November 2010: The latest issue of UNCCD News, produced by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), includes articles from the Executive Secretary and Ashok Khosla, among other features.

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CARICOM Posts Draft Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy [viewed]

October 2010: The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has posted the final draft of the Regional Food and Nutrition Security Policy, which includes a section on food stability focusing on improving the food and nutrition security resilience of the region to natural and socioeconomic shocks and climate change.

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World Bank Signs First African Emission Reduction Purchase Agreement on Soil Carbon [viewed]

3 November 2010: The World Bank signed the first African Emission Reduction Purchase Agreement (ERPA) on soil carbon in a ceremony held at the International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Climate Change in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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UNEP Announces SEED Award Winners [viewed]

3 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the winners of the 2010 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development. 

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