Agriculture & Food Security

FAO Partners with the Adaptation Learning Mechanism [viewed]

Alm16 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has joined the Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM), a collaborative knowledge-sharing platform on climate change adaptation. The FAO will strengthen the agriculture component of the platform and link its existing agricultural technology database (TECA) to ALM.

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WMO and UNCCD Co-Sponsored Expert Workshop Develops Universal Drought Index for Climate Risk Management [viewed]

Wmo15 December 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the UN Convention to Combat  Desertification (UNCCD) co-sponsored the Inter-Regional Workshop on Indices and Early Warning Systems for Drought, which took place at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, US, from 8-11 December 2009.

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ILRI Releases Annual Report Focusing on Climate, Livestock and Poverty [viewed]

ilrilogoDecember 2009: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has released its 2008-2009 corporate report highlighting challenges at the interface of climate, livestock and poverty.

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ASB Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins and the World Agroforestry Centre Release Briefs on Emissions from All Land Uses [viewed]

4jan_10_10December 2009: The Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins and the World Agroforestry Centre, members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), have released two policy briefs on the implications of ambiguous forest definitions for a REDD-plus (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, including conservation, sustainable forest management (SFM) and stock enhancement) mechanism and on the case for moving towards a Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses (REALU) mechanism under the UNFCCC.

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Event: Securing Food Security in the Face of Climate Change [viewed]

This event will launch the Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), which is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP). CCAFS is a new 10-year research initiative seeking to help vulnerable rural communities adapt to climate change and address threats to agriculture and food security.  

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Event: ILRI Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

This workshop will be hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, and in partnership with the International Potato Center (CIP) and the Systemwide Livestock Programme.  

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UNHCR Reports on Climate Change, Disaster, Displacement and Migration in Africa [viewed]

21dic_09_05December 2009: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has published a working paper titled "Climate change, disaster, displacement and migration: initial evidence from Africa," based on evidence from Burundi and Somalia, which are among the most vulnerable countries in the world.

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UNECLAC Releases Report on Economic Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

18dic_09_0316 December 2009: At a side event held during the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) released a study that identifies the economic impacts of climate change on the region.

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IDB Finances Expansion of Wind Power in Mexico and Biofuels in Peru [viewed]

Idb15 December 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a US$102 million loan in partial financing for two wind power projects totaling 318 MW in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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UNEP-WCMC Participates in Study Mapping the Climate Change and Biodiversity Impacts of REDD [viewed]

15dic_09_0313 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), together with a range of organizations, has participated in a study that identifies areas where carbon and biodiversity benefits can be maximized, including global biodiversity hotspots.

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