Agriculture & Food Security

World Leaders at Food Security Summit Commit to Addressing Climate Change Challenges to Food Security and Agriculture [viewed]

19nov_09_0118 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) convened a World Summit on Food Security from 16-18 November 2009, at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

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WMO Receives Grant from the Rockefeller Foundation for Agro-Meteorology Training in Ethiopia [viewed]

Wmo13 November 2009: The Rockefeller Foundation provided a grant of US$323,000 for a project to be implemented by the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Agricultural Meteorology Programme for the training of trainers on weather and climate information and products for the Agricultural Extension Services in Ethiopia.

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UN Secretary-General Emphasizes Link Between Food Security and Climate Change at World Summit [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon16 November 2009: Speaking at the opening of the World Summit on Food Security, which is taking place from 16-18 November 2009, at UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters in Rome, Italy, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that “food security and climate change are deeply interconnected.”

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IRRI Publication Highlights Impacts of Climate Change on Rice Production [viewed]

IRRINovember 2009: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), published the October to December issue of “Rice Today,” which features articles on climate change and rice harvests.

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UNEP Co-Hosts Workshop on Climate Impact in Kenya [viewed]

workshop-on-climate11 November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Swedish Government co-hosted a climate change conference on 11 November 2009, in Nairobi, Kenya, to raise awareness of the implications of climate change for Kenya's economy and vulnerable groups.

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UNICEF Focuses on the Impact of Climate Change on Nutrition and Child Health [viewed]

Unicef Logo10 November 2009: In an official visit to Mali, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Ann Veneman discussed the impacts of climate change on child health, stressing that it could increase the numbers of undernourished people in the near future.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Report of the Individual Review of the GHG Inventories of Croatia [viewed]

UNFCCC5 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ARR/2008/HRV) of the individual review of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories of Croatia submitted in 2007 and 2008.

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World Bank Launches Report on Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia [viewed]

World Bank29 October 2009: The World Bank office in Russia hosted the virtual launch of a report on Adapting to Climate Change in Europe and Central Asia. The report highlights that, contrary to popular perception, the region faces a substantial threat from climate change, with a number of the most serious risks already in evidence.

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Experts at UN Press Conference Discuss Climate Change's Effects on Water [viewed]

Unlogo6 November 2009: Speaking at a UN Headquarters press conference, in New York, US, on 6 November 2009, Colin Chartres, Director General of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CIGAR) at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), warned that although some countries might get more rainfall as a result of climate change, those depending on snowmelt could expect water levels to drop by up to 30%.

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FAO Releases Report on Food Security and Agricultural Mitigation in Developing Countries [viewed]

Fao5 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released a report titled “Food Security and Agricultural Mitigation in Developing Countries: Options for Capturing Synergies,” at the Barcelona Climate Change Talks.

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