Agriculture & Food Security

African FAO Meeting Highlights Implications of Climate Change on Food Security [viewed]

3 May 2010: The 26th Regional Conference for Africa of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is being held in Luanda, Angola, from 3-7 May 2010, discussed a paper on "Climate change implications for food security and natural resources management in Africa."

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World Bank Showcases Climate Financing Results [viewed]

April 2010: The World Bank's brief on "Multiple Solutions to Address the Climate Change Challenge" highlights that the Bank channelled, during fiscal year 2009, US$9.3 billion in financing for climate-affected sectors. 

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UNDP Promotes Energy Access for the Poor through Multifunctional Platforms [viewed]

April 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the Government of Burkina Faso to promote access to energy as a key component of poverty reduction. The initiative includes the installation of multifunctional platforms, powered by a diesel engine.

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FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean Discusses Climate Change [viewed]

1 May 2010: The 31st Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) met in Panama City, Panama, from 26-30 April 2010 and considered, among other issues, the impacts of climate change on agriculture, forestry and fisheries in the region.

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Japan-EU Summit Determines Climate Cooperation Actions [viewed]

28 April 2010: The 19th Japan-EU Summit convened in Tokyo, Japan, on 28 April 2010. Besides discussing Japan-EU bilateral relations, Summit leaders exchanged views on a number of key international questions including climate change.

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ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins Convenes Deforestation Workshop [viewed]

22 April 2010: The Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins (ASB) recently organized a workshop in Lima, Peru, to contribute to building a national proposal for reducing Andean-Amazon deforestation and build capacity on issues in international negotiations on climate change and deforestation.

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World Agroforestry Centre Releases Publication on Economics of Jatropha [viewed]

April 2010: The World Agroforestry (ICRAF) has released a working paper on "Economic viability of Jatropha curcas plantations in Northern Tanzania: assessing farmers' prospects via cost-benefit analysis."

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IFAD Releases Paper on Livestock and Climate Change [viewed]

April 2010: The International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) Livestock and Farming System team has created a tool for development practitioners, including a paper on livestock and climate change that aims to bring livestock interventions to the forefront of development.

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UNPFII Considers Reports on Climate Change Policies [viewed]

26 April 2010: The Ninth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is taking place in New York, US, from 19-30 April 2010, around the theme “Development with Culture and Identity.” In his opening statement, Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, underlined that indigenous cultures, languages and ways of life are under constant threat from climate change, armed conflict, lack of educational opportunities and discrimination.

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EU-US Development Dialogue Re-launched [viewed]

25 April 2010: The EU-US Development Dialogue, providing a framework for cooperation in tackling poverty worldwide, was re-launched on 25 April 2010, in Washington DC, US, after a decade of inactivity. Three roadmaps were agreed for joint action on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), food security, and climate change.

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