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April 2013
World’s gene pool crucial for survival
On 30th anniversary of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO underlines the urgency of safeguarding key genes that will help weather the shocks of climate change

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For related information, see the following theme pages: -Genetic Resources & Biodiversity  
April 2013
Water Security & the Global Water Agenda
A UN-Water Analytical Brief

This Brief offers a working definition of water security developed from contributions made by the broad range of organizations, agencies, programmes and institutions that form UN-Water. Through this Brief, UN-Water aims to capture the constantly evolving dimensions of water-related issues, offering a holistic outlook on challenges under the umbrella of water security. It highlights the main challenges to be addressed, the role water security plays in policy agendas, and possible options for addressing water security challenges.

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For related information, see the following theme pages: -Water Resources  
March 2013
UN lays foundations for more drought resilient societies
Meeting urges disaster risk reduction instead of crisis management

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For related information, see the following theme pages: -Land Resources  -Water Resources  -Climate Change  
March 2013
United Nations launches concerted push for effective drought policies
Need to focus on building resilience and reducing risks

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December 2012
Neglected crops need a rethink - can help world face the food security challenges of the future, says Graziano da Silva
"We must not lose track of our agricultural and culinary roots, nor the lore and wisdom of our ancestors," says FAO chief

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For related information, see the following theme pages: -Genetic Resources & Biodiversity  

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