Agriculture & Food Security

IFPRI Publishes Paper on Impacts of US and EU Biofuels Policies [viewed]

August 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has published a discussion paper titled “Modeling the Global Trade and Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Policies,” which provides an economic analysis model of the indirect land-use change effects related to biofuel, and in particular bio-ethanol, policies.

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UN Secretary-General Appoints Group of Eminent Persons for LDCs [viewed]

27 August 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a Group of Eminent Persons to examine development problems faced by Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

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Event: 100th Meeting of the IFAD Executive Board [viewed]

At its 100th meeting, the Executive Board of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is expected to note that it will be allowed to be accredited as a multilateral implementing entity of the Adaptation Fund. This application for accreditation is a key part of the IFAD Climate Change Strategy's planned resource mobilization partnerships.  

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Brazil and New Zealand Discuss Climate Cooperation Issues [viewed]

14 August 2010: A bilateral meeting between Brazil's Minister of External Relations and New Zealand's Minister of Foreign Affairs was held on 13-14 August 2010, in São Paulo, Brazil, to discuss, inter alia, climate change cooperation.

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World Bank Presents Hands-on Energy Adaptation Toolkit [viewed]

August 2010: The World Bank has published a Hands-on Energy Adaptation Toolkit (HEAT), in an effort to support countries in assessing their vulnerabilities and adaptation options in the energy sector.

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CIFOR Releases 2011-2013 Plan of Work [viewed]

August 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a plan of work for 2011-2013, as a part of its 2008-2018 Strategy.

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FAO and IRRI Report on Rising Temperatures' Impact on Rice [viewed]

9 August 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has reported on research undertaken by a team of scientists from the FAO, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and academic institutions on temperature impacts on rice yields.

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IFPRI Releases Paper on Agriculture and Adaptation in Viet Nam [viewed]

August 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a discussion paper titled "Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Policy Options for Adaptation."

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IFPRI Releases Dataset on Adaptation in South Africa [viewed]

August 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a dataset of household surveys from the Limpopo Basin in South Africa from 2005.

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World Bank Supports Climate Risk Preparedness in Moldova [viewed]

5 August 2010: The World Bank approved a US$10 million project to manage climate and disaster risks in Moldova, through strengthening the State Hydrometeorological Service's ability to forecast severe weather and improving Moldova's capacity to prepare for, and respond to, natural disasters.

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