• Support for Climate Resilience and Food Security in Haiti: GEF-LDCF Report

    Support for Climate Resilience and Food Security in Haiti: GEF-LDCF Report

    December 23rd, 2011 | Featured, News, Projects

    December 2011: Following the Haiti earthquake of 2010, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), through the Least Developed Fund (LDCF), developed a project on “Strengthening Climate Resilience and Reducing Disaster Risk in Agriculture to Improve Food Security in Haiti post-Earthquake.” The goal of the project is to reduce the impact of climate change on vulnerable farmers, […]

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  • PAR Facilitates Seminar on Climate Change and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

    PAR Facilitates Seminar on Climate Change and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

    July 20th, 2011 | Featured, News

    The Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research facilitated the Special Seminar “Climate Change and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: State of Knowledge, Risks and Opportunities” at FAO and makes a statement during the CGRFA-13 session.

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  • Does gender make a difference in dealing with climate shifts?

    Does gender make a difference in dealing with climate shifts?

    October 27th, 2010 | News

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and local Indian institutions, with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), carried out research in rural farming communities of drought-prone areas of Andhra Pradesh on the gender aspects of ensuring food security in the context of climate variability and climate change.   […]

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  • Hotter nights threaten food security – rice at risk

    Hotter nights threaten food security – rice at risk

    September 21st, 2010 | Featured, News

    IRRI press releases. 9 Aug 2010 San Diego, U.S.A. – Production of rice—the world’s most important crop for ensuring food security and addressing poverty—will be thwarted as temperatures increase in rice-growing areas with continued climate change, according to a new study by an international team of scientists. The research team found evidence that the net […]

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  • Enhancing soils anywhere enhances life everywhere

    Enhancing soils anywhere enhances life everywhere

    June 17th, 2010 | Campaign, Events

    Happy World Day to Combat Desertification! This day is observed every year on 17 June. This year, the Day’s slogan is “Enhancing soils anywhere enhances life everywhere”  since 2010 is the International Year dedicated to Biodiversity. To this end, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) aims to sensitize the public to the fact […]

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