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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

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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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Young scientists may retire before global climate change models improve | CGIAR Climate

Young scientists may retire before global climate change models improve | CGIAR Climate | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
RT @cgiarclimate: Young scientists may retire before global #climate change models improve http://t.co/Zb43OyeopJ
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Young scientists may retire before global climate change models improve | CGIAR Climate

Young scientists may retire before global climate change models improve | CGIAR Climate | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
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India: New hybrid maize seed developed for Gujarat

India: New hybrid maize seed developed for Gujarat | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
The variety is rich in Lysine (an essential amino acid) and is touted to be a source of rich protein diet for the tribals, who are its major consumers.

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What are the problems farmers are facing... - Africa Carbon Ex | Facebook

What are the problems farmers are facing... - Africa Carbon Ex | Facebook | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Africa Carbon Ex wrote: What are the problems farmers are... Join Facebook to connect with Africa Carbon Ex and others you may know. (What are the problems farmers are facing to achieve a climate smart Agriculture,putting into consideration the...
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ICT tools working towards climate-smart agriculture | World Agroforestry Centre

ICT tools working towards climate-smart agriculture | World Agroforestry Centre | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Research centre (aka ICRAF) putting trees on farms to raise farmers� incomes and reduce poverty, working between agriculture and forestry (ICT tools working towards climate-smart agriculture | World Agroforestry Centre @GFIS_net
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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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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

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Africa Business Communities (Investing in Climate Smart Agriculture in Africa http://t.co/fxVT5m447l)
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Deforestation and Climate Change

Deforestation and Climate Change | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
Deforestation is an important factor in global climate change (Forests play a huge role in the carbon cycle on our planet.
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Resilience beyond definitions

Resilience beyond definitions | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it

Resilience, like many other core concepts and buzzwords used by the humanitarian community, is something that feels, or should feel, commonsensical. But as anyone who works on resilience will tell you, defining or explaining what resilience means is a task almost as Herculean as building resilience itself.

 

If we drill down to bare basics, resilience is rather simple - the ability of people to absorb shocks and challenges to their livelihoods, prospects and quality of living. These could be chronic such as periodic droughts, storm cycles and economic downturns, or unpredictable such as tsunamis and industrial accidents. Different communities have different vulnerabilities and resilience is their ability to survive, adapt and overcome these...

 

...Some approaches will be very specific – such as building better physical infrastructure to support seed banks in rural areas and others more general, like pushing for stronger social safety nets, better education or reducing inequality and poverty. ‘Resilience’ will always carry a range of different meanings, as it is a cross-cutting concept that draws together different sectors...


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USAID, Syngenta Collaborate to Improve Global Food Security

USAID, Syngenta Collaborate to Improve Global Food Security | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Syngenta International AG to support agriculture and food security activities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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Deforestation the biggest threat to earth’s biodiversity

Deforestation the biggest threat to earth’s biodiversity | Climate Smart Agriculture | Scoop.it
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