Agriculture & Food Security

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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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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