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Minister: “Climate change affecting nutrition, food security”

Source: times.co.zm Zambia’s agriculture and livestock minister, Given Lubinda, has said extreme climate change is affecting nutrition and food security in the region as well as economic growth. Lubinda said climate change was having adverse effects on the continent’s food and nutrition security status and the livelihoods of people in rural areas. …

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Ministers to attend Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture meeting in Abu Dhabi

The first meeting of the Strategic Committee for the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA) since its formation in September 2014 is set to take place at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) in Abu Dhabi in March. Source: GFIA GACSA represents the first time that a …

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New book demonstrates impact of climate-smart agriculture in Africa

Farmers across Africa are embracing climate-smart agriculture practices, such as agroforestry, that can improve their food production in an increasingly challenging agricultural environment. Such practices also ensure gains are achieved without increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Source: World Agroforestry Centre A new book by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural …

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CGIAR opens agricultural data to the world using Amazon Web Services

CGIAR datasets will be accessible online to spur future ‘climate-smart’ innovations for food and farming Source: CGIAR The CGIAR consortium of international agricultural research centers will make its wealth of data more accessible and available for addressing critical food security and development challenges using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. …

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Lower cost greenhouse gas emission estimates for agriculture

Scientists are collaborating to furnish national governments with better – and less costly – methods for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, thus informing climate-smart agriculture and low-emissions development. Authors: Meryl Richards and Lini Wollenberg (CCAFS), Kaisa Karttunen and Maria Nuutinen (FAO). Source: CCAFS/CGIAR Country representatives and leading scientists met …

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FAO calls for “paradigm shift” towards sustainable agriculture and family farming

Director-General urges support for science-based options in pursuit of global food security Source: FAO Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable while acknowledging that “we cannot rely on an input intensive model to increase production and that …

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New approaches to food systems needed to cope with climate change

FAO Director-General addresses UN Climate Change Summit Source: FAO Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet’s growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said here today in a speech at the UN …

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Climate Smart Farmers Get Tech Savvy To Save India's Bread Basket
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Climate-smart farmers get tech savvy to save India’s breadbasket

Erratic weather, rising temperatures, declining water resources and labour shortages are threatening India’s breadbasket state of Haryana, forcing farmers to abandon age-old practices and adopt technology to ensure food supplies for millions. Author: Nita Bhalla, Reuters for Thomson Reuters Foundation. Source: Business Insider Using machines which sow rice directly, devices …

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Climate-smart agriculture global research agenda: scientific basis for action

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) addresses the challenge of meeting the growing demand for food, fibre and fuel, despite the changing climate and fewer opportunities for agricultural expansion on additional lands. Effective work in CSA will involve stakeholders, address governance issues, examine uncertainties, incorporate social benefits with technological change, and establish climate …

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Agriculture and climate change in the GCC countries

Environmental Cost and Face of Agriculture in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Fostering Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change Shahid, Shabbir A., Ahmed, Mushtaque (Eds.) Springer, €118.99 eBook, €139.99 hardback This collection of papers outlines success stories from countries such as UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Oman …

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