• Organic Agriculture: Countering Climate Change

    November 10th, 2009 | Campaign, Publications

    Organic agriculture mitigates climate change. Organic agriculture helps farmers adapt to climate change. Supporting organic agriculture means supporting climate change mitigation and adaptation. Why? Learn more. Organic trade and agriculture are rapidly growing realities all over the world. The growth rates of the organic sector demonstrate that organic products are moving from the “niche” and […]

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  • How to Feed the World in 2050: the Path to the World Summit on Food Security

    November 9th, 2009 | Events, Publications

    The World Summit on Food Security will take place from 16-18 November 2009 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. From 12-16 November there will be be a series of pre-Summit events, Private Sector Forum, Inter-Parliamentary meeting and Civil Society Forum. The prospects for agriculture are discussed in a report by the UN Food and Agriculture […]

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  • What can you do about a vanishing nation?

    October 12th, 2009 | Campaign, News, Publications

    A new IFAD documentary explores some of the issues that keep Anote Tong awake and put his nation’s 108,000 residents at risk.  Tong is President of Kiribati, a small nation – a group of 33 atoll islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, half-way between Australia and Hawaii. Tong is faced with a dilemma […]

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  • New report on climate change projects 25 million more malnourished children in 2050

    October 9th, 2009 | News, Publications

    Climate change could leave an extra 25 million children malnourished by 2050 unless heavy investments in adaptive measures are made, claims a major new International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) report titled “Climate Change Impact on Agriculture and Costs of Adaptation“. The study, Climate Change: Impact on Agriculture and Costs of Adaptation was prepared by […]

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  • Rethinking Agriculture: Agrobiodiversity for Sustainable Production Intensification

    Rethinking Agriculture: Agrobiodiversity for Sustainable Production Intensification

    May 14th, 2009 | Publications

    Amir Kassam and Toby Hodgkin There is now growing interest and movement in broadening the so called ‘modern agriculture’ paradigm to include practices that are biologically-driven and environmentally friendly. In fact, the industrial paradigm that has been promoted during much of the 20th century is running out of steam because the assumptions and practices upon […]

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