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Feeding Ourselves on a Warming Planet

Feeding Ourselves on a Warming Planet | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
A new working paper suggests that modest efforts to tackle climate change are not enough to protect the world’s food supply.

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The quiet revolution in staple food value chains | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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ASIA: Natural disasters becoming costlier than ever

ASIA: Natural disasters becoming costlier than ever | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
Of the global US$270 billion of economic losses to natural disasters in 2011, 90 percent was in Asia, Sanjay Srivastava, UN regional adviser for disaster risk reduction, told IRIN in Bangkok.

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Ten Asian cities leading the way in climate-proofing - SciDev.Net

Ten Asian cities leading the way in climate-proofing - SciDev.Net | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
Rapidly growing cities in Asia could benefit from a toolkit of indicators that assesses their readiness to face climate change impacts.

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INDONESIA: Living with dirty water

INDONESIA: Living with dirty water | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
Heavy pollution of river water by household and industrial waste in the Indonesian province of West Java is threatening the health of at least five million people living on the riverbanks, say government officials and water experts.

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Food Prices And Social Unrest [CHART] - Business Insider

Food Prices And Social Unrest [CHART] - Business Insider | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
Here's the key exhibit from the paper, which plots a measure of global food prices (the FAO Food Price Index) in black and the timing of various protests in red lines. The chart shows how many of the recent protests coincided ...
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Singapore Experiments With Sky Farms - Jakarta Globe

Singapore Experiments With Sky Farms - Jakarta Globe | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
Jakarta GlobeSingapore Experiments With Sky FarmsJakarta GlobeNow, Singapore is applying the vertical model to urban agriculture, experimenting with rooftop gardens and vertical farms in order to feed its many residents.
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The rise of megacities - interactive

The rise of megacities - interactive | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities.

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First Vertical Farm Opens in Singapore | Wired Design | Wired.com

First Vertical Farm Opens in Singapore | Wired Design | Wired.com | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
The first commercial-scale vertical farm has opened in the tiny, densely populated city of Singapore, with the aim of decreasing dependence on food imports.
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Urban Maori granted farming opportunities - New Zealand Herald

Urban Maori granted farming opportunities - New Zealand Herald | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
Urban Maori granted farming opportunitiesNew Zealand HeraldA new generation of young urbanised Maori are being enticed back to farming and taught valuable skills at Taratahi Agricultural Centre thanks to a new scholarship.
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UN meet in Rome to debate easing global food prices

UN meet in Rome to debate easing global food prices | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/317255/un-meet-in-rome-to-debate-easing-global-food-prices Published: 16/10/2012 at 10:49 AM The international community is gathering in Italy for World Food Da...
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Hunger Persists in Asia Amid Dynamic Economic Growth - ADB Panel | Asian Development Bank

Hunger Persists in Asia Amid Dynamic Economic Growth - ADB Panel | Asian Development Bank | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
Asian and Pacific governments must find ways to reduce food waste and storage losses, encourage rural development, and provide well-targeted safety nets to protect the poor from hunger, says a new report presented today at the 45th Annual Meeting...
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Reducing Urban Poverty in the Global South (Paperback) - Routledge

Reducing Urban Poverty in the Global South (Paperback) - Routledge | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
Urban areas in the Global South now house most of the world’s urban population and are projected to house almost all the increase in the world’s population between now and 2030 (and possibly beyond). There is a growing recognition...
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U.S. Intelligence Agencies See a Different World in 2030

U.S. Intelligence Agencies See a Different World in 2030 | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
New technologies, dwindling resources and explosive population growth in the next 18 years will alter the global balance of power and trigger radical economic and political changes at a speed unprecedented in modern history, says a new report by...
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Non surprisingly, the 'growth of cities' figures prominently in this analysis.

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Food Subsidies Would Help South Asia Cope With Food Price Hikes « VOA Breaking News

The Asian Development Bank says a price hike in food staples, like rice and wheat, could push tens of millions more people into extreme poverty in South Asia.

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Climate Change Threatens the Poor in Cities - AlertNet

ndia, like other Asian countries, has focused its climate change adaptation strategies on rural and urban areas while neglecting the urban fringes, say experts.Peri-urban areas are characterised by haphazard, accelerated expansion and are farthest from basic urban services and infrastructure, according to United Nations-Habitat's ‘The State of Asian Cities 2010-11'. By 2020, of the projected 4.2 billion urban population of the world, 2.2 billion will be living in Asia, many in peri-urban areas, the U.N. report says.


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BANGLADESH: 40,000 slum residents face eviction

BANGLADESH: 40,000 slum residents face eviction | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
Up to 40,000 people living in the biggest slum in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, could be facing eviction after a court order to clear government land in the city.

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World Bank: High Food Prices Can't Become New Normal

World Bank: High Food Prices Can't Become New Normal | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
Global food prices remain 7% higher than one year ago, and the world cannot afford for high and volatile food prices to be the “new normal” as food insecurity inches toward epic proportions, the World Bank Group warned ...
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China becomes an urban nation at breakneck speed

China becomes an urban nation at breakneck speed | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
With the government seeking to increase domestic demand, places like Guiyang are at the heart of its urbanisation strategy...

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'It is not only the extraordinary speed that is "unprecedented and unparalleled", says Prof Paul James of the Global Cities Institute at RMIT University in Melbourne. "It represents the most managed process of urbanisation in human history.'
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Urban farming at home in South Jakarta, Indonesia - City Farmer News

Urban farming at home in South Jakarta, Indonesia - City Farmer News | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
According to Helianti, Urban Farming is a fun activity with a lot of benefits for the farmers and those around them. She started urban farming at the end of 2011 triggered by the needs for organic vegetables for her family.
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Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific: Asia Pacific Food Situation

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: essential documents, statistics, maps and multimedia resources (RT @FAOstatistics: Global food prices fell by 1%, although average prices still 12% higher than last year.)...
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What is commercial urban farming | Sustainable Business Toolkit

What is commercial urban farming | Sustainable Business Toolkit | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
This article looks at the role commercial urban farming or city farms can play in making our cities more sustainable...
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Focus on Food Security | Asian Development Bank

Focus on Food Security | Asian Development Bank | Urban Food Security | Scoop.it
On World Food Day, ADB.org talks to Prof. Julian Cribb, author of 'The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis and What We Can Do to Avoid It,' who shares about the need to reduce waste and excessive food demand in Asia.
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