Agriculture & Food Security

Adaptation Fund Approves Funding for Project in Guatemala [viewed]

Adaptation Fund24 September 2013: The Adaptation Fund Board has approved $5.4 million in funding for an adaptation programme in Guatemala that will increase resilience in two municipalities that are frequently exposed to severe floods and droughts.

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for Sustainable Land Management Day [viewed]

rcp-unccd1126 September 2013: On its last day, the Rio Conventions Pavilion convened for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Day . The Rio Conventions Pavilion is meeting in conjunction with the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), taking place from 16-27 September 2013, in Windhoek, Namibia.

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UNGA 68 High-level Debate Continues Discussion of Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

United Nations26 September 2013: Leaders continued to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and post-2015 development agenda priorities during the third day of the 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate. Speakers again emphasized the relationship between peace and development, and proposed focusing on, inter alia, inequalities and climate change.

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Bioversity International Highlights Crops Diversity for Climate Adaptation [viewed]

Bioversity InternationalSeptember 2013: In a brief released on the sidelines of the fifth session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) being held in Muscat, Oman, from 24-28 September 2013, Bioversity International explores the importance of using on farm crop varieties to help populations adapt to climate change.

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FAO Documents Emission Reduction Opportunities from the Livestock Sector [viewed]

FAO26 September 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report titled 'Tackling climate change through livestock: A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities,' which outlines how implementation of best practices and technologies could help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the livestock sector by up to 30%.

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CCAFS Recommends Approaches for Monitoring Adaptation Interventions [viewed]

CCAFS27 September 2013: The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has released a working paper titled 'Monitoring adaptation to enhance food security: A survey of approaches and best practices,' which explores current approaches to monitoring and evaluating (M&E) climate change adaptation projects, considering how food security outcomes are being addressed.

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IPCC WGI Finds Increased Certainty of Anthropogenic Climate Change [viewed]

ipcc-meeting26 September 2013: The 12th session of Working Group I (WGI) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) focused on finalizing its contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) titled, 'Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis.'

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UNFCCC Publishes SBSTA Documents on Reporting, Agriculture and Mitigation [viewed]

UNFCCC23 September 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published three documents on developed country mitigation, agriculture and developed country reporting. These documents will be considered by the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) at its 39th session, taking place in November 2013, in Warsaw, Poland.

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SPC Pacific Forestry Meeting Focuses on REDD+, Food Security and Trade [viewed]

SPC29 September 2013: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), convened the Pacific Regional Forestry Technical Meeting under the theme 'Sustainable Forest Management for a Resilient Future in the Pacific Region.'

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UNESCO Presents Views on Water Cooperation [viewed]

UNESCOSeptember 2013: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a report titled 'Free Flow. Reaching Water Security through Cooperation,' which was published in the framework of the International Year of Water Cooperation. The report brings together a range of water professionals and stakeholders to share their knowledge and experiences in water cooperation.

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