Farmers Are Key to Fighting Climate Change

Jan 06, 16 Farmers Are Key to Fighting Climate Change

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Farmers Are Key to Fighting Climate Change The United Kingdom aims to cut its carbon emissions 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050, and scientists think farmers can play a key role in achieving that target.  A new study finds that if farmers can increase their yields, use less land for crops and livestock, and restore some...

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Risk Mitigation and Finance Access Core to Productive Use of Clean Energy

Photo credit: ARE With the formal adoption of the SAIREC declaration, clean off-grid and decentralized solutions is finally being recognized as a financially viable alternative for supplying electricity to isolated regions in Africa. The South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), which took place in Cape Town...

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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Photo credit: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Five years ago a group of leaders from around the world came together with a common vision: to change the way people in developing countries cook. While there had been efforts in the past to ensure the poorest among us no longer prepare their food as our ancestors did hundreds of...

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Measuring success from COP21: Agriculture, food security and climate adaptation

In an exclusive interview with Maria Helena Semedo, deputy director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Semedo shares her views on the role of agriculture, food security and climate adaptation at COP21 and what still needs to be done to overcome the adaptation challenge. Here are some highlights...

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Learning By Example: An Exercise to Feed the World

The decade is 2020. Drought conditions have reduced global crop production, resulting in rising food prices. Food stocks around the world are decreasing dramatically. Social unrest and regional migration ensues as low- to middle-income countries struggle with food shortages. And, emergency relief aid organizations near their...

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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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