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For the first time, farmers in poor countries are to be rewarded under a binding international treaty for conserving and propagating crop varieties that could prove to be the saviour of global food security over the coming decades. A...
Under the title “National Forest Inventory: The Experiences of Non-Annex I Countries” the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) and the Coalition for Rainforest Nations (CfRN) organized a workshop with the support of UN-REDD and FAO’s National Forest...
Grasslands occupy approx. 70 percent of the world’s agricultural area and represent a major terrestrial carbon stock. Low cost mitigation options based on enhancing carbon sequestration in grasslands are available. These practices generate additional important co-benefits in the form of...
Agriculture in developing countries could play crucial role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. FAO has urged policy makers to include agriculture in negotiations for a new climate change treaty to replace the 1997 Kyoto protocol.
Finland and FAO signed a €14 million partnership agreement to improve forest data collection and analysis as well as management skills in selected developing countries for sustainable forest management. The aim of the four-year programme is to help developing country governments...