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EU/Africa: EU, South Africa To Talk Trade, Climate In Upcoming Summit

Top officials from the European Union and South Africa will start 24 hours of talks Thursday in discussions which will focus on trade issues and the upcoming climate change summit in Durban.
The talks, hosted by South African President Jacob Zuma, will take place in Kruger National Park in the northeast of the country. The EU delegation will also make a visit to the Soweto township on Friday.
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Event/South Africa: Plan farms for climate change: Minister

Event/South Africa: Plan farms for climate change: Minister | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Adapting agriculture in Africa to accommodate drastic climate changes will reap benefits for future food security and the poor, International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.

"Food security is important to Africa's economy as it impacts heavily on a country's poverty alleviation and sustainable development plans," she said at an African ministerial meeting on climate change in Johannesburg.

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South Africa: South Africa's farmers struggle to cope with changing climate - AlertNet

South Africa: South Africa's farmers struggle to cope with changing climate - AlertNet | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

The dun maize fields at Vusi Mlozi’s farm in Sopisfonteng, in South Africa’s Senekal district, offer a possible warning about the future of agriculture in the country.  Spread over a vast 30 hectares, the farm is baked by a scorching sun and starved of water, the plants parched and nearly dead. A severe drought in central South African has rendered reservoirs temporarily unusable, devastated farm fields and made drinking water scarce.

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Philippines: Senate approves People’s Survival Fund Bill

Philippines: Senate approves People’s Survival Fund Bill | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
The Senate yesterday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to establish a climate change mitigation fund at the local level.
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Report/Pacific: Climate change threatens to hike hunger in the Pacific

Report/Pacific: Climate change threatens to hike hunger in the Pacific | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it

Climate change threatens to increase hunger and malnutrition among millions of poor people in the 14 small and geographically remote island nations of the Pacific unless action is taken, a new report by the Asian Development Bank said.

http://beta.adb.org/sites/default/files/climate-change-food-security.pdf

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Nigeria/Flooding: Flood early warning messages not heeded

Nigeria/Flooding: Flood early warning messages not heeded | Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security | Scoop.it
Nigeria’s Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has accused state governments of overlooking early warning messages in the wake of flooding across the country that has killed an estimated 140 people and displaced tens of thousands.
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