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2013
Reduce your foodwaste footprint
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The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself

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2013
Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources
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This is the first study to analyze the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective, looking specifically at its consequences for the climate, water and land use, and biodiversity. Among its key findings: Each year, food that is produced but not eaten guzzles up a volume of water equivalent to the annual flow of Russia's Volga River and is responsible for adding 3.3 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases to the planet's atmosphere.

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2013
Direct economic costs of $750 billion annually – Better policies required, and “success stories” need to be scaled up and replicated

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2013
Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

This report reflects the conclusions of the Workshop and the analysis undertaken by FAO and Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research over the past year. This Workshop, held at FAO in April 2010, explored the different challenges that confronted agriculture and the options that existed or could be developed that would be needed to meet the challenges of feeding the world, coping with climate change and improving impact of agriculture on the environment.

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2013
UN lays foundations for more drought resilient societies
Meeting urges disaster risk reduction instead of crisis management

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