Growing demand for cropland threatens environment, UN agency reports

24 January 2014 – If demand for new land on which to grow food continues at the current rate, by 2050, high-end estimates are that area nearly the size of Brazil could be ruined, with vital forests, savannahs and grassland lost, the United Nations today warned in a new report. Up to 849 million hectares of natural land may be...

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“Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing weather, Ban says

Dec 05, 13 “Climate-smart” agriculture needed to steer food security through changing weather, Ban says

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Originally published by UN News Centre. 5 December 2013 – Agroforestry, diversification of crops with legumes and other practical measures must be scaled up to end hunger while meeting the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a global conference on the issue today. “Agriculture is a major...

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Climate change deal in Warsaw vital for small farmers, rural poor, UN agency stresses

Nov 08, 13 Climate change deal in Warsaw vital for small farmers, rural poor, UN agency stresses

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Originally published by UN News Centre. 8 November 2013 – With diplomats set to gather in Warsaw next week to pick up negotiations on a binding climate deal, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) stressed today that small farmers in developing countries must have a greater role in the talks as they are the most...

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