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July 2009
FAO initiates debate on declaration for World Summit on Food Security
Calls for eradication of hunger by 2025 and for more investment in agriculture

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July 2009
Saudi Arabia to fund FAO World Food Security Summit
November meeting to discuss eradication of hunger

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July 2009
Low Greenhouse Gas Agriculture
Mitigation and adaptation potential of sustainable farming systems

Is low greenhouse gas emission (GHG) agriculture possible? Is it, in fact, desirable? In seeking answers to these two basic but extremely relevant questions, this study examines current farming practices and incorporates scientific databases from long‑term field experiments as case studies for low GHG agriculture. Further, the study examines the changes that will be needed for low greenhouse gas agriculture systems to become a reality. It also elucidates the adaptive capacity of agro-ecological farming system approaches, using organic system case studies from the scientific literature.

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June 2009
Reward for conserving crops
11 projects announced in Tunis to receive grants from treaty on food plant genes

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June 2009
First fruits of plant gene pact
Delegates from 120 nations in Tunis to share benefits of treaty on food plant genes

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