Agriculture & Food Security

Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group Meets [viewed]

20 July 2010: The Commonwealth's Eminent Persons Group met for the first time in London, UK, on 19-20 July 2010, to develop options for renewal and reform of the Commonwealth. The Group discussed ways in which the Commonwealth should remain fully engaged in global debates and challenges that affect its members, especially small States and developing States, such as climate change, food security and international financial liquidity.

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CGIAR's Climate Change Programme Opens Call for Methodology Proposals [viewed]

July 2010: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Challenge Programme (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has opened a call for methodological proposals.

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WMO Commission for Agriculture Addresses Improved Climate Services [viewed]

21 July 2010: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Commission for Agricultural Meteorology held its 15th session from 15-21 July 2010, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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IFAD President Highlights Challenges of Food Security and Climate Change at East Forum [viewed]

8 July 2010: The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo Nwanze, underscored the need to address climate change and food security by focusing on sustainably intensifying agriculture during a speech at the East Forum, which took place in Rome, Italy, on 8 July 2010.

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IRRI Releases July-September Edition of Rice Today [viewed]

July 2010: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has released the July-September edition of Rice Today, which includes an article on the impacts of variable climate on rice crops in California.

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IFPRI Releases Paper on Migration in Response to Weather-related Variability [viewed]

July 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a discussion paper titled "Migratory responses to agricultural risk in Northern Nigeria," which examines the extent to which Northern Nigerian households migrate in response to weather-related variability and shocks.

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World Bank Publishes Report on Economic Evaluation of Adaptation Projects [viewed]

July 2010: The World Bank has published a new report within its Development and Climate Change series titled "Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: Approaches for the Agricultural Sector and Beyond."

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ILRI Releases Film on Livestock Insurance Project in Kenya [viewed]

14 July 2010: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has released a 12-minute film describing the experiences of a pilot project to provide livestock insurance to pastoral farmers in the Marsabit District of Kenya.

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World Bank Releases Learning Products on Adaptation, Water and Agriculture [viewed]

July 2010: The World Bank Institute has published a series of learning multimedia modules on Climate Adaptation for Water, Agriculture and Natural Resource Management, available online.

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IFPRI Releases Paper on Smallholder Farmer Participation in Carbon Markets [viewed]

July 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has released a discussion paper on the potential for smallholder farmers to participate in carbon markets.

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