Agriculture & Food Security

International Potato Center Project Identifies Crops Tolerant to Stresses from Climate Change [viewed]

February 2010: The International Potato Center, a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has released a factsheet titled "Enhanced food and income security in Southwest and Central Asia through potato varieties with improved tolerance to abiotic stress."

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Event: Agricultural biotechnologies in developing countries [viewed]

This meeting will address the role of biotechnologies for crops, forestry, livestock, fisheries and agro-industry to face the challenges of food insecurity and climate change. It is hosted by the Government of Mexico with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and other partners.  

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IFAD's 33rd Governing Council Addresses Climate Change, Food Security and Smallholder Agriculture [viewed]

18 February 2010: The Governing Council of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) held its 33rd session from 17-18 February 2010, in Rome, Italy, to discuss: the Eighth Replenishment of IFAD's resources; IFAD's budget; revisions of IFAD's lending policies and criteria; progress on the performance-based allocation system; progress on the Global Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); and a synthesis of the global meeting of the Farmers' Forum 2010.

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FAO Publishes Information Note on Agriculture in the Post-Copenhagen Process [viewed]

18 January 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released an information note on the potential role for agriculture in the post-Copenhagen process.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Report of the Individual Review of the Annual Submissions of Italy, Japan and Estonia [viewed]

12 February 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the reports of the individual review of the annual submissions of the Governments of Italy, Japan and Estonia, submitted in 2009.

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IFAD Factsheet Highlights the Challenges for Rural Development Posed by Climate Change [viewed]

February 2010: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has released a factsheet titled "Climate Change: a development challenge," which describes its work on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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Event: FAO Climate Change Days-Share and Learn [viewed]

The purpose of this event is to offer an opportunity to field personnel of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in regional and sub-regional offices and those working on field projects relating to climate change issues, to share their experiences, learn from each other and receive training on skills needed for effective field work.  

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WHO Publishes Draft Discussion Paper on Gender, Climate Change and Health [viewed]

February 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a draft discussion paper titled “Gender, climate change and health.”

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IEA Releases Report on Potential for Second-Generation Biofuels in Developing Countries [viewed]

9 February 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published an information paper titled “Sustainable Production of Second-Generation Biofuels: Potential and Perspectives in Major Economies and Developing Countries.” The paper focuses on opportunities and risks presented by second-generation biofuels technologies in eight case study countries: Brazil, Cameroon, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania and Thailand.

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UNDESA Report on Poverty Reduction Highlights Risks from Climate Change [viewed]

February 2010: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has released a report titled "Rethinking Poverty: Report on the World Social Situation 2010," which aims to contribute to rethinking poverty and its eradication.

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