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On 17 November a roundtable tackling climate change adaptation and mitigation and the challenges for agriculture and food security will take place during the World Summit on Food Security in Rome. The round table will discuss current and future challenges...
The twin battles to improve food security for a growing world population and contain climate change can be fought on the same front—the world's farmland, FAO said in a new report released today. Agriculture not only suffers the impacts of...
The UN-REDD Programme’s third Policy Board welcomed five new countries. Argentina, Cambodia, Ecuador, Nepal and Sri Lanka are the first to officially request to participate in the UN-REDD Programme, in addition to the initial nine member countries. Nearly 20 countries...
FAO targets land tenure
27 October 2009
Land ownership laws a key instrument in fighting hunger -- FAO has begun widespread consultations over the first ever international guidelines on governance of tenure to land and other natural resources such as water supplies, fisheries and forests.
For the first time worldwide, free and ready-to-use high-resolution satellite data is now available to monitor forests and help reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. The monitoring system has been launched by FAO and other partners as part of...