Tackling agricultural productivity also helps mitigate climate change threats

Dec 03, 15 Tackling agricultural productivity also helps mitigate climate change threats

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In this video interview Sara Scherr, president and CEO of EcoAgriculture Partners, discusses the win-win of landscape interventions, which can achieve both climate and development objectives.   Many solutions to improve agricultural productivity and farmer livelihoods also have positive impacts on climate change adaptation,...

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The City of Milan at COP21 to promote a more sustainable food system

Dec 02, 15 The City of Milan at COP21 to promote a more sustainable food system

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Milan together with other great cities of the world will take part in the climate summit for local leaders co-hosted  by the City of Paris and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg. The summit is organized in collaboration with the C40 climate smart network on the occasion of...

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What place for agricultural innovation at COP21?

Dec 01, 15 What place for agricultural innovation at COP21?

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Maherunness and her husband grow chilies at their climate-smart house in Satkhira, Bangladesh. Photo by: M. Yousuf Tushar / WorldFish / CC BY-NC-ND Those who feed the world are already carrying the burden of climate change. Drought, floods and extreme weather events are adversely affecting smallholder farmers on every continent,...

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7 ways to make climate-smart agriculture central to COP21 and beyond

Dec 01, 15 7 ways to make climate-smart agriculture central to COP21 and beyond

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A man tends to his garden in Arokwo Village, Kapchorwa, Uganda. What role does the private sector have in the link between food security and climate change in Africa? Photo by: Kate Holt / Africa Practice / CC BY As global leaders converge on Paris for the COP21 summit, the world’s farmers and their allies in the development...

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Crucial funding helps UN agency avoid cutbacks in food aid to drought-affected people in Ethiopia

Nov 18, 15 Crucial funding helps UN agency avoid cutbacks in food aid to drought-affected people in Ethiopia

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Dry earth in the desert plains of the Danakil depression in northern Ethiopia. Photo: Siegfried Modola/IRIN Thanks to timely contributions from key donors, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is able to continue food distributions later this month for more than 1.5 million people in the Somali region of Ethiopia,...

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El Nino: 2.3 million Central Americans will need food aid, UN warns in latest alert

Nov 12, 15 El Nino: 2.3 million Central Americans will need food aid, UN warns in latest alert

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Some 2.3 million people in Central America will need food aid as the current El Niño weather pattern, one of the strongest on record, exacerbates a prolonged drought, the United Nations warned today in the latest alert on the impact of the phenomenon which causes floods in parts of the world and drought in others. “Unfortunately,...

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