Locusts, a threat to crops in Africa

Locusts, a threat to crops in Africa

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Croplands in Niger and Mali are at “imminent risk” from desert locust swarms that are moving southward from Algeria and Libya, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned on Tuesday. Locust infestations were first reported in southwest Libya near Ghat in January 2012 and in southeast...

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Malnutrition Increases in South Asia: Cut Climate Change To Cut Hunger!

Malnutrition Increases in South Asia: Cut Climate Change To Cut Hunger!

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According to “Impact of Climate Change and Bioenergy on Nutrition”, a joint report by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), malnutrition is worsening in developing countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and India because of the impacts...

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Mountain Pavilion to be presented by Peru during RIO+20

Mountain Pavilion to be presented by Peru during RIO+20

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With the collaboration of strategic international partners, the Government of Peru is leading the organization of the Mountain Pavilion at Rio+20. The initiative aims to showcase achievements and progress towards sustainable development in mountain regions to representatives of 191 countries and civil society present at the conference. More...

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The Andean countries will implement a plan for the eradication of classical swine fever

The Andean countries will implement a plan for the eradication of classical swine fever

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Responding to the countries request, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will provide technical assistance to Andean countries (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) and Venezuela, to control and eradicate classical swine fever, a disease of great economic and social impact in the Andean region. Endemic of the...

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IUCN: Thomson Reuters Environmental Media Award

IUCN: Thomson Reuters Environmental Media Award

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For over a decade, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has teamed up with Thomson Reuters Foundation to honor environmental journalism. From 15 May to 15 June 2012, journalists and writers across the world are invited to submit an article on an environmental issue, for the IUCN –...

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International Conference on Agriculture and Environment (ICAE)

International Conference on Agriculture and Environment (ICAE)

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The ICAE, organized under the theme "Agricultural Production and Economic Growth in Harmony with the Environment: a Shared Vision in the Context of Climate Change", will be held from 9 to 12 May 2012. The Conference will be hosted by the Honduran Government and Zamorano University, with support from the...

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