17 October 2016, Rome--- The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has just released its latest report on the State of Food and Agriculture for 2016. Based on the latest figures, the Organization is calling for sweeping action to be taken now in order to ward off the risk of future food insecurity in the world. Agriculture, including forestry, fisheries and livestock, generate around a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. According to the report climate change will expose both urban and rural poor to higher and more volatile food prices. It will also affect food availability by reducing the (...)
17 October 2016, Rome--- 2016 marks the 40th anniversary for the Committee on World Food Security, which held its first session in 1976. The Committee is the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all. As in previous sessions, the agenda of CFS 43 includes items that will reach consensus on important policy issues and the decisions will be taken on the future direction of the Committee’s work.
Agriculture must both contribute more to combating climate change while bracing to overcome its impacts, FAO says in a new report calling for sweeping action to be taken now to ward off the risk it may become impossible for humanity to be fed. Andrea Cattaneo, FAO Senior Economist talks about the latest State of Food and Agriculture report (SOFA), pointing out efficient practices to lower emissions in the various sectors, from agriculture, to fisheries, to forestry, indicating what type of support is needed for smallholders to adapt to climate change. Finally, he underlines the necessity for adaptation and mitigation to... (...)
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