Agriculture & Food Security

UNFCCC Publishes Turkey's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

18 March 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat released the "Report of the individual review of the inventory submission of Turkey submitted in 2012," which was conducted by an Expert Review Team (ERT). The report states that Turkey's total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 114.9% between 1990 and 2010.

read more »

CCAFS Releases Gender Strategy for Pro-Poor Mitigation Research [viewed]

CCAFS5 April 2013: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has released a strategy that provides a framework for considering gender within low emissions agricultural development.

read more »

UK DEFRA Grant Promotes Low-Carbon Agriculture and Poverty Reduction in Brazil [viewed]

defra-idb5 April 2013: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will be administering a $39.2 million grant from the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to support the adoption of sustainable farming methods in Brazil.

read more »

CCAFS Workshop Considers Challenges of Scaling Up Provision of Climate Services [viewed]

March 2013: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has released a workshop report documenting the challenge of effectively producing, communicating and delivering agrometeorological information to vulnerable farming communities.

read more »

Global Mechanism Meeting Supports Integrating Climate Finance into SLM Activities [viewed]

22 March 2013: The Global Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) hosted a meeting that gathered representatives from nine countries to discuss lessons learned and final year priorities for the project "Integrating Climate Change Finance into Sustainable Land Management Investment Strategies" funded by the European Commission.

read more »

LDC Fund Supports Water and Climate Resilience in Sierra Leone, Uganda and Mauritania [viewed]

5 April 2013: The Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), operated by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has granted US$18.6 million, to be channeled through the African Development Bank (AfDB), for the development of climate-resilient water sectors in Sierra Leone, Uganda and Mauritania.

read more »

UNFCCC Publishes Croatia's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

8 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Croatia (FCCC/ARR/2012/HRV), which indicates that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of this country decreased by 9,4% between 1990 and 2010.

read more »

UNFCCC Publishes Italy's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

3 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Italy (FCCC/ARR/2012/ITA) which indicates that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased for this country by 3.5% between 1990 and 2010.

read more »

UNFCCC Publishes Sweden's GHG Inventory Review Report [viewed]

3 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the centralized review of the 2012 annual submission of Sweden (FCCC/ARR/2012/SWE) that indicates that total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased for this country by 9.1% between 1990 and 2010.

read more »

CGIAR Outlines Strategies to Promote Climate-Resilient Food Security in Drylands [viewed]

April 2013: Underscoring the challenges facing dryland countries, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has released a report titled "Strategies for Combating Climate Change in Drylands Agriculture," which highlights proposed solutions to the agriculture problems facing dryland countries.

read more »