Agriculture & Food Security

Guest Article #49: Smallholders, Climate Resilience, and Sustainable Agriculture [viewed]

Feeding a global population of just over nine billion in 2050 will put even greater pressure on our planet's scarce natural resources, and the challenges will be multiplied by climate risk and uncertainty. If we are to succeed, the world's 500 million smallholder farms will need to play an even greater role in contributing to global food supply and distribution.

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FAO Committee Assesses Challenges to Food Security [viewed]

16 October 2010: The Committee on World Food Security  (CFS) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) met for its 36th session in Rome, Italy, from 11-16 October 2010. The session was designed to encourage sharing of experiences and coordination of initiatives at global, regional and national levels.

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World Food Day Focuses on Fight Against Hunger [viewed]

16 October 2010: The UN held a celebration for World Food Day in Rome, Italy, on the 65th anniversary of the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) around the theme "United Against Hunger."

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International Day of Rural Women Highlights Vulnerability to Climate Change [viewed]

15 October 2010: The International Day of Rural Women was celebrated by the UN on 15 October 2010, in New York, US. The Day provides an opportunity to highlight global challenges faced by rural women, including climate change.

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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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