23 June 2015, Rome--- Mountain soils are the fragile foundations of ecosystems that ultimately provide water for more than half the world’s population. According to experts however this important natural resource is not being managed well. Today, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization released a new book that offers technical insights on their sustainable management.
18 June 2015, Rome--- What does “climate change” imply for global food security and trade? That’s the question experts have tried to tackle in a new book called Climate Change and Food Systems. The book covers a number of issues, ranging from the pressures of climate change on food systems to how climate change impacts trade flows and water resources. The study also highlights how climate change impacts nutrition.
16 June 2015, Rome--- The International year of family farming ended last year but today the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has launched an online Family Farming platform. Family farmers are arguably the most important link in the farm to plate food chain, yet issues concerning small holders can vary greatly between communities, and countries and regions. The online platform will attempt to bridge the commonalties that do exist within the global community of family farmers, and create a space for an aggregation of information on issues, polices and best practices.
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