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November 2009
FAO and IDB in $1 billion agreement
Investment will spur agriculture in poor countries

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November 2009
FAO Head starts hunger strike
Will be joined by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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November 2009
World Summit on Food Security opens Monday
Over 60 heads of State and Government are planning to attend

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October 2009
The water variable
Producing enough food in a climate insecure world

This paper serves as an input for the thematic, regional and political processes of the 5th World Water Forum and focuses on the challenges related to water, climate change and food security. Recent publications related to the anticipated impacts of climate change on water and agriculture are comprehensive, but a global analysis of specific impacts remains limited. The paper summarizes recent food production and food security trends and provides an overview of how climate change, through impacts on global hydrology, could impact food production, and consequently food security, in some key farming systems. However, as climate change is but one of many drivers of agriculture, climate change impacts need to be appreciated in relation to specific farming systems in order to identify appropriate adaptation measures. The paper highlights key drivers and presents possible responses, emphasizing that the scope of policy response will need to be broad if water institutions are to be effective in coping with climate change.

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October 2009
Lake Chad facing humanitarian disaster
Shrinking water resources are threatening people and livelihoods - FAO calls for urgent interventions

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