Third Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) March 16-18 2015, Montpellier, France

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According to the FAO, Climate smart agriculture (CSA)  is a way to achieve short and long term agricultural development priorities in the face of climate change and serve as an integrator to other development priorities. It seeks to support countries and other actors in securing the necessary policy, technical and financial conditions to enable them […]

Agrobiodiversity off-site session at the Resilience 2014 conference

Photo: Participants to the agrobiodiversity off-site session at Resilience 2014/Sarah Doornbos

Positioning agricultural biodiversity in the resilience and development debate. A workshop report from the Agrobiodiversity off-site session at Resilience 2014: the third International Science and Policy Conference on the resilience of social and ecological systems, in Montpellier, France.

State of the World’s Forests and FAO Committee on Forestry

State of the World's Forests 2014 (SOFO)

FAO’s flagship publication The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO), was presented this week at the opening of the 22nd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO), and shows that a significant proportion of the world population relies on forest products to meet basic needs for energy, shelter and some aspects of primary healthcare […]

Agriculture and Climate Change – Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty

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15 – 17 February 2015, NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands The conference Agriculture and Climate Change: Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty will focus on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity in the face of climate change. Abstracts for oral and poster […]

IIED, Asociacion ANDES and ISE are supporting a series of dialogues

Mountains such as the Andes, in Peru, are among the regions most affected by climate change (Photo: David Stanley via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

From IIED blog some good news on alliances and exchanges of knowledge and materials between indigenous mountain communities to explore the impacts of climatic changes on food systems, and the responses needed.

Declaration of women and men farmers for the IYFF

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From the IYFF meeting in Abu Dhabi “Family Farming can and must become the cornerstone of solid sustainable rural development, conceived of as an integral part of the global and harmonised development of each nation and each people while preserving the environment and natural resources”.