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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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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COP21: Food – the big picture

Dec 08, 15 COP21: Food – the big picture

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Photo: David Swanson/IRIN Global food security is not just about how much we grow. To achieve it, we need to look at the bigger picture, particularly at the way in which water and energy needs underpin production. Climate change threatens all of that. Rainfall variability directly affects crop production, but also energy generation...

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Property rights and miracle trees: Growing climate-smart agriculture in Zambia

Joseph Zulu works with a community surveyor to map and record the boundaries of his family’s farm as part of customary land certification program. With clearer, stronger property rights, Mr. Zulu will have greater incentives to invest in and conserve his most important asset: his land. Photo by: Jeremy Green / The Cloudburst Group...

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How climate change affects malnutrition

A farmer works in the fields. More innovative solutions for nutrition and climate-smart agriculture are essential to ending hunger and malnutrition. Photo by: Abt Associates   End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030 — that is the second Sustainable Development Goal,...

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Climate change and your food: Ten facts

Dec 04, 15 Climate change and your food: Ten facts

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What a warming world means for agriculture and feeding the planet Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves. Help spread the word about the implications of climate change for global food security: Select a fact, and then the pop-up Twitter icon that appears to tweet it....

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