Agriculture & Food Security

EU Environment Ministers Prepare for Nagoya [viewed]

14 October 2010: The Council of the EU Environment Ministers met on 14 October 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, to agree on a strategy for the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which will open on 18 October 2010, in Nagoya, Japan. 

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UN-REDD Article Discusses REDD+ and Drivers of Deforestation [viewed]

UNREDD Newsletter12 October 2010: Linda Rosengren, UN-REDD Programme, has authored an article on the drivers of deforestation, in particular agricultural expansion, and the role of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks).

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APEC Ministers Address Climate Change Impacts on Oceans and Fisheries [viewed]

12 October 2010: Oceans-related Ministers of the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) discussed climate change impacts on oceans at a meeting titled "Healthy Oceans and Fisheries Management towards Food Security," held from 11-12 October 2010, in Paracas, Peru.

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FAO Supports Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh [viewed]

7 October 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has assisted the Government of Bangladesh in establishing plans for prioritizing investments that will improve the availability of food and reduce malnutrition.

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FAO Releases Report on Gender and Climate Change [viewed]

October 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report titled "Farmers in a changing climate: Does gender matter? Food security in Andhra Pradesh, India."

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World Bank Briefs NGOs on Consultations for Energy and Environment Strategies [viewed]

7 October 2010: The World Bank organized, on 7 October 2010, in Washington, DC, US, a briefing for NGOs regarding the recently completed first round of global multistakeholder consultations for updated strategies on Energy and Environment.

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WFP and FAO Release Report on the State of Food Insecurity [viewed]

6 October 2010: The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have released a report titled "The State of Food Insecurity in the World: Addressing food insecurity in protracted crises."

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EU Conducting Public Consultation on Agriculture and Forestry [viewed]

September 2010: The EU has launched a public consultation on the role of EU agriculture and forestry in achieving the EU's climate change commitments. The consultation is open from 10 September-5 November 2010.

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IRRI Releases Report on Sustaining Food Security in Asia [viewed]

27 September 2010: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has released a report, with the Asia Society, by a high-level Task Force on Food Security and Sustainability in Asia titled "Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia."

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Guest Article #48: Hardest Hit: The Impact of Climate Change on Developing World Farmers [viewed]

The 2010 floods in Pakistan, which ruined 650,000 hectares of monsoon season crops and displaced countless smallholder farmers, demonstrate the often tragic relationship between agriculture, weather, and food security. In much of the developing world, as in Pakistan, subsistence and smallholder farmers are already confronted with rising food and fuel prices and rapid population growth.

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