Agriculture & Food Security

FAO Publishes Paper on the Role of Livestock and Pastoral Systems in Climate Change [viewed]

14jan_10_0213 January 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a Land and Water Discussion Paper that addresses opportunities for mitigation and adaptation in dryland pastoral systems.

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FAO Publishes Report on Organic Agriculture and Carbon Sequestration [viewed]

14jan_10_0411 January 2010:  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a report examining the potential for organic agriculture to sequester carbon and meet carbon accounting requirements, including permanence, leakage and additionality.

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UN Regional Commissions Publish Joint Report on Climate Change Challenges [viewed]

14jan_10_08January 2010: The five UN Regional Commissions have released a report on the support they provide, by region and thematic area, to combating climate change, titled "The United Nations Regional Commissions and the Climate Change Challenges."

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Event: Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Implementing Sustainable Development [viewed]

The Multi-stakeholder dialogue is organized by the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) Secretariat to ensure a more effective and coordinated implementation of the global policy on sustainable development. This first Multi-stakeholder dialogue will focus on the decisions of CSD-17, and will include consideration of climate change, land degradation and desertification.  

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Event: Copenhagen and beyond: Three perspectives on agriculture and climate change [viewed]

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), will host a panel discussion on perspectives on the Copenhagen meeting. The panel will be composed of a representative from the US Department of Agriculture, OXFAM and IFPRI.  

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World Agroforestry Centre and ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins Release Policy Briefs on REDD, Agroforestry and African Biocarbon Experience [viewed]

6jan_10_05December 2009: The World Agroforestry Centre and Alternatives to Slash and Burn (ASB) Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins, members of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), launched a series of policy briefs alongside the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009.

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Event: Joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP [viewed]

The joint meeting of the Executive Boards of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) will address climate change, among other agenda items. The provisional annotated agenda, list of documents and workplan for the session are contained in document DP/2010/L.1.  

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WFP and LG Electronics Partner on Climate Change Projects in Ethiopia [viewed]

4jan_10_021 January 2010: LG Electronics (LGE) has partnered with the World Food Programme (WFP) to support the WFP's work on food security and resilience to climate change in Ethiopia.

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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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