Breakthrough climate agreement recognizes food security as a priority

Dec 12, 15 Breakthrough climate agreement recognizes food security as a priority

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School children in Tanzania plant and care for trees as part of an FAO Climate-Smart Agriculture project. FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has welcomed the approval of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, saying that “for the first time ever, food security features in a global climate change accord.” The...

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FAO warns of the increase of migrations due to famines linked to global warming

Dec 11, 15 FAO warns of the increase of migrations due to famines linked to global warming

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“Agriculture is seen as a threat in the fight against climate change,” Maria Helena Semedo warns. The Deputy Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) calls for this sector “to be integrated in climate policies.” “If there are no policies that integrate agriculture, because it is only...

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When in Paris, don’t forget about food security

Dec 11, 15 When in Paris, don’t forget about food security

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A project in Mount Kenya looks at the impact of climate change on agriculture. Food insecurity is often an underappreciated consequence of climate change. Photo by: International Center for Tropical Agriculture /CC BY-SA Food insecurity is often an underappreciated consequence of climate change. Rising temperatures and more...

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NEPAD Launches Initiative for the Resilience and Restoration of African Landscapes

Dec 11, 15 NEPAD Launches Initiative for the Resilience and Restoration of African Landscapes

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The African Union New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) launched today the African Resilient Landscapes Initiative (ARLI). This initiative will be implemented through forest and ecosystem restoration, biodiversity conservation, climate smart agriculture, and rangeland management. The World Bank Group and World Resources...

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Align trade and agricultural development policies better to achieve food security

Dec 09, 15 Align trade and agricultural development policies better to achieve food security

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Fresh produce for sale at a street market in Giza, Egypt. Photo via FAO Expansion in food trade must support national and global food security objectives, FAO report says Rules governing international trade of food and agricultural products should be crafted with an eye to improving countries’ food security and other...

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