packaged vegetables by Angela L. Shaw, Christopher J. Currey and Michael R. Evans Greenhouse and controlled-environment food production can provide year-round supplies of fresh and wholesome fruits and vegetables to consumers.
Abu Dhabi: Rafi Agri Food International, an agri-commodity trading firm primarily based in the Saif Zone, has acquired a 20 per cent stake in Delta Food Industries, a Sharjah-primarily based enterprise.The partnership with Rafi Agri Foods is in...
Africa’s governments need to rethink their approach to encouraging investment in agriculture if the continent is ever to realize its full potential for food production, Morocco’s Agriculture Minister says.
Mosaic Co., the largest U.S. producer of phosphate fertilizer, projected fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates after margins for its two main crop nutrients exceeded its previous forecast.
Jaitley asked the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to continue to address the inadequacies in rural finance market and thereby enhance its unique Apex development bank status for developmen..
9 May 2013: The South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), with support from GIZ and the International Partnership on Mitigation and Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV), organized a regional workshop on tracking mitigation actions in Africa. The event aimed to encourage the sharing of actions that individual African countries are taking and encouraging more countries to take early actions on climate change.
8 May 2013: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has released a documentary, titled 'Mission: Planet DeTox,' highlighting chemicals and wastes projects in five countries. The projects are funded by the GEF and implemented by the World Bank, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
7 May 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a miscellaneous document containing the views of parties in ten submissions on matters referred to in paragraphs 44-47 of decision 1/CP.18, including information, experience and good practice relevant to the design and operation of various approaches on market and non-market mechanisms(FCCC/SBSTA/2013/MISC.11).
Organized by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), this event focuses on the role of the private sector in addressing climate change through opportunities in green energy, clean technology and water in the emerging Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
9 May 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Bogor, Indonesia, has released a working paper that examines policies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) benefit-sharing mechanisms in 13 countries.
8 May 2013: AfriCAN and AfricaAdapt recently hosted a workshop and technical tour on the topic of 'Agriculture, Climate Change and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).' The event featured panels focusing on concrete actions that can help farmers adapt to climate change.
April 2013: The UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Environment and Energy Group (EEG) has released a report, titled ‘Towards Transformational Change: UNDP's Work in Environment and Sustainable Development 2008-2012.' The publication features a collection of stories from around the world in four strategic areas: mainstreaming environment and energy; mobilizing environmental finance; promoting adaptation to climate change; and expanding access to environmental and energy services for the poor.
Representatives from countries and territories that are part of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and La Réunion) will gather to validate a subregional resource mobilization strategy (RMS) to strengthen environmental processes, with a specific focus given to sustainable land management (SLM). The workshop will take place in Ebène, Mauritius, at the new headquarters of the IOC. The subregional RMS seeks to define common goals for IOC countries. Participants at the workshop will identify priority actions to implement the strategy and the roles and responsibilities of the main stakeholders. The RMS process has been supported by the Global Mechanism of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
CITES at 40 Marks a Major Decision Point for Sharks, Trees, Snakes, Turtles and other Wildlife Species: Guidelines, toolkits, standards and action plans fostering capacity, financing, law enforcement, livelihoods, science, sustainability, traceability and synergies also adopted
The 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP16) held March 2013 in Bangkok, will be remembered as a defining moment in the 40 year history of the Convention.
6 May 2013: During their 2013 annual meeting, the Trust Fund Committees and Sub-Committees of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) approved five revised Investment Plans for the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), and established a global index of the business environment for energy aiming to improve opportunities for investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy access under the Program for Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP).
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