Agriculture & Food Security

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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UNCTAD Releases Report on Promotion of Green Growth in Low Income Countries [viewed]

February 2010: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released a report titled "Trade and Environmental Review 2009/2010: Promoting Poles of Clean Growth to Foster the Transition to a More Sustainable Economy." The report focuses on the over 140 low-income and least developed countries, which account for less than 10% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions of all developing countries.

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Recommendations from UNESCO's IYB Science Policy Conference Highlight the Climate-Stabilization Function of Biodiversity [viewed]

February 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has published the statement and recommendations from the UNESCO International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) Science Policy Conference, which took place in Paris, France, from 25-29 January 2010. The Statement recognizes that biodiversity provides critical goods and services on which our lives depend, including the stabilization of climate.

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UN Secretary-General's Report on NEPAD Highlights the Impact of Climate Change on Africa's Development [viewed]

8 February 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released a report titled “Social Dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD),” which reviews the state of progress in the implementation of NEPAD, as well as its social dimensions within the context of the converging global food, financial and energy crises, and climate change (E/CN.5/2010/3).

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FAO Launches Website on Assisted Natural Forest Regeneration [viewed]

8 February 2010:  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has created a new website on assisted natural regeneration (ANR) of forests, an effective and low cost forest and biodiversity restoration and rehabilitation method.

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Conference on Food Security and Climate Change Releases Declaration Calling for Urgent Action on Dryland Agriculture [viewed]

4 February 2010:  The International Conference on Food Security and Climate Change in Dry Areas, organized by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the Ministry of Agriculture of Jordan and others, met from 1-4 February 2010, in Amman, Jordan.

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Event: 33rd Session of IFAD's Governing Council [viewed]

The 33rd session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will include a high level panel on: "From summit resolutions to farmers' field: climate change, food security and smallholder agriculture." The panel will discuss how to transform summit declarations into reality. Side events will focus on managing water resources in the context of climate change, natural resource management in sub-Saharan Africa, IFAD's Rural Poverty Report 2010, and smallholder farming in Asia and Latin America.

 

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