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An overview of climate-smart agriculture concept from FAO (Climate smart agriculture on @slideshare http://t.co/bz56fss3JH)
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Five Ways Food and Agriculture Can Promote Sustainable Water Use and Protect Biodiversity

Five Ways Food and Agriculture Can Promote Sustainable Water Use and Protect Biodiversity | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Today, Food Tank celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity with five ways to support healthy, diverse ecosystems and sustainable water supplies. (Happy International Day for Biological diversity!
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Rapid drop in Lake Malawi's water levels drives down fish stocks

Rapid drop in Lake Malawi's water levels drives down fish stocks | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
1.5m people depend on lake for food – including popular Chambo fish – and Malawians are alarmed at decline in stocks (Climate Change News: Rapid drop in Lake Malawi's water levels drives down fish stocks: 1.5m people depend on l...
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Empowering communities to combat deforestation

Empowering communities to combat deforestation | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it

Empowering Communities To Combat Deforestation

 


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UNFCCC Releases Report on Nairobi Work Programme Activities - Climate Change Policy & Practice

UNFCCC Releases Report on Nairobi Work Programme Activities - Climate Change Policy & Practice | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a report that provides an overview of progress made under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (NWP) since the 37th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific...
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NOW! | Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2013

NOW! | Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2013 | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it

Fourth session
Geneva, Switzerland
19-23 May 2013

 

You can find the schedule of events, key backgournd documents and follow the discussion here.


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Population growth and climate change explained by Hans Rosling – video

Population growth and climate change explained by Hans Rosling – video | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it

Let me show you the world, says Swedish academic Han Rosling as he demonstrates the dynamics of population growth, child mortality and carbon dioxide emissions.


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IPS – Climate Change Is Happening… So What? | Inter Press Service

IPS – Climate Change Is Happening… So What? | Inter Press Service | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Climate Change Is Happening… So What? - Seven in 10 U.S. citizens believe climate change is real and happening now.
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US defends plan for countries to set their own climate goals - RTCC - Climate change news

US defends plan for countries to set their own climate goals - RTCC - Climate change news | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
RTCC’s daily round-up of the top climate change and green economy stories from around the world

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CGIAR Climate's curator insight, May 16, 2013 1:44 AM

Vietnam: The Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) research program, part of the CGIAR agricultural research partnership, has announced it is establishing a new hub in Vietnam. The country is the world’s second largest rice exporter and plays an important role in global food supply. “Vietnam is the country most vulnerable to climate change in Southeast Asia,” said Dr Robert Zeigler, director general of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), one of the participating organisations. (CGIAR). Photo: V. Meadu (CCAFS)

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Agricultural Diversification Cushions Climate Change Effects

Agricultural Diversification Cushions Climate Change Effects | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Cuban experts insisted in the need to diversify agricultural production as a way to mitigate climate change effects and increase the local food supply to the population.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:17 PM

So...Cuba gets it and acts, but "developed" countries such as the U.S. and Canada don't...interesting.

Rosalind Dibley's comment, May 19, 2013 5:58 PM
Too much invested in the current system and too many big food industry lobbists?
Cathryn Wellner's comment, May 19, 2013 7:05 PM
Sigh.
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Impact Of Climate Change On Agriculture Will Be...

Impact Of Climate Change On Agriculture Will Be... | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Over the next 25 years, increasing temperatures will have a “generally detrimental” impact on most types of crops and livestock, according to one of two (Impact Of Climate Change On Agriculture Will Be Mixed: USDA (Impact Of Climate Change On...
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New climate report has grim predictions

A new report says that much of the world's plant and animal life could be decimated by the effects of climate change over the next century. Worldwide levels ...
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Investing in Climate Smart Agriculture in Africa

Investing in Climate Smart Agriculture in Africa | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Africa Business Communities (Investing in Climate Smart Agriculture in Africa http://t.co/fxVT5m447l)
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Call for Good Practices in Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture in Asia | WOCAN

Call for Good Practices in Gender and Climate Smart Agriculture in Asia | WOCAN | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
#WOCAN: Call for Good Practices in #Gender and #ClimateSmartAgriculture in Asia http://t.co/JQdHLrh5XQ via @sharethis
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World on course to run out of water, warns Ban Ki-moon

World on course to run out of water, warns Ban Ki-moon | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
RTCC: Freshwater supply and water quality under pressure, warns UN secretary general on International Day of Biological Diversity (Climate Change News: World on course to run out of water, warns Ban Ki-moon: Freshwater supply and water quali...
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GCC's sustainable food initiative plants seeds for growth - The Recorder

GCC's sustainable food initiative plants seeds for growth - The Recorder | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
GCC's sustainable food initiative plants seeds for growth The Recorder With the University of Massachusetts introducing a new degree program in sustainable food and agriculture, there are opportunities for GCC graduates to transfer and get a...
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Climate change devastating livestock herds, govt admits

Dodoma. The Deputy Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Development, Mr Benedict ole Nangoro, said yesterday that climatic change had a big impact on livestock keeping. (E Africa. Gov: "#climate change devastating livestock herds".
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Wheat Initiative: 60% increase in wheat production needed by 2050

Wheat Initiative: 60% increase in wheat production needed by 2050 | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it

By 2050, a 60% increase in wheat production will be needed to meet the demand of a growing population. The Wheat Initiative, an international consortium  gathering public institutions and private companies, was created as part of the 2011 action plan of the G20 Agricultural Ministries  to coordinate global wheat research and participate to global food security. On May 15, 2013, the Wheat Initiative issues its vision document paving the way for its actions.


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Caribbean Scientist Warns of Climate Change Disaster - Inter Press Service

Caribbean Scientist Warns of Climate Change Disaster - Inter Press Service | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
WINN FM Caribbean Scientist Warns of Climate Change Disaster Inter Press Service Noting that earlier models forecast that an atmosphere of 350 parts per million (PPM) of carbon dioxide would place the planet at a catastrophic tipping point for...
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Climate Change Assaulting Global Food Supply

Climate Change Assaulting Global Food Supply | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
American eaters, let's talk about the birds and the bees: The U.S.
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Sea level rises to exceed IPCC estimates: study

Sea level rises to exceed IPCC estimates: study | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Sea levels may rise as much as 69cm through 2100 as water temperatures rise, glaciers melt in the Andes and Himalayas and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica shed water, European scientists said. ("@350: Sea level rise: worse than we thought?
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Excellent Development | Transforming Lives Through Climate Smart Agriculture.

Excellent Development | Transforming Lives Through Climate Smart Agriculture. | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
RT @thisisexcellent: 89% of farmers @thisisexcellent supports are practising agroforestry. http://t.co/qMBDW6uqsd #Forests4FoodSecurity
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Planting the Seed of Sustainable Farming: Op-Ed - LiveScience.com

Planting the Seed of Sustainable Farming: Op-Ed - LiveScience.com | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Planting the Seed of Sustainable Farming: Op-Ed
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The answer lies in convincing farmers that sustainable agriculture is not at odds with high yields and profitability.
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Economic Growth and Drivers of Deforestation in the Congo Basin | Program on Forests

Economic Growth and Drivers of Deforestation in the Congo Basin | Program on Forests | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
What's driving deforestation in the Congo Basin? http://t.co/oyjoSLRGGh #Africa #forests
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Smart made even smarter: Gender addressed in ne...

Smart made even smarter: Gender addressed in ne... | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Livelihood- and climate focused agricultural practices help farmers to sustainably increase their farm productivity and build resilience to climate change, while contributing to mitigation.
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