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04. – AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING

FAO / LI KEQIANG

Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang today announced a $50 million donation to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support the Organization’s program of “South-South cooperation” to improve food security and promote sustainable agricultural development over the next five years. FAO

15 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA FOOD SECURITY

The head of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) warned that West Africa is facing a food security crisis as a result of the ongoing Ebola outbreak. UNIFEED – UNTV

13 Oct 2014 | Read More »

FAO / FOREST SOFTWARE

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a new software that is expected to help significantly in the fight against climate change. The “Open Foris” software will enable countries to conduct comprehensive forest inventories so that they understand the value of their forest resources and how best to manage them. FAO

13 Oct 2014 | Read More »

IMF / LAGARDE

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors gathering for the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington this week will discuss how to break through a prolonged period of low growth and generate more growth and more jobs. IMF

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

GA / CLIMATE SUMMIT WRAP

World leaders agreed to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius by cutting greenhouse emissions. Gathered at the Climate Summit in New York, global leaders also committed to put a price on carbon and to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies. UNIFEED-UNTV

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WORLD BANK/ KENYA CARBON CREDITS

Extended droughts and unpredictable rainy seasons-those are the effects of climate change in Kenya, and farmers are struggling to adjust. Climate change in Kenya is devastating many smallholder farms. But now there's a program that offers training and money in exchange for Carbon Credits. WORLD BANK

9 Sep 2014 | Read More »

CAMBODIA / SOFTWARE RICE EXPORTS

Cambodia is a small country with big goals – it plans to become a major rice exporter by the end of 2015. This means almost tripling their current exports.   But how can struggling rice farmers step up their production when they often barely produce enough to feed their children? Surprisingly, the answer may be found [...]

6 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / CLIMATE RESILIENT FORESTS

Samoa’s Government is working with UNDP and the Global Environment Facility  and 26 communities across the country to save critical forest areas. UNTV

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / DISPLACED LIVESTOCK

Around one million people from North Waziristan have been displaced after the Pakistan Army launched a full-scale military operation on 15 June to clear out militants based there. Livestock health is essential to protect the livelihoods of both the IDPs and their hosting communities; as many as 70 percent of the displaced families have carried [...]

1 Sep 2014 | Read More »

FIJI / ORGANIC ISLAND

Cicia island in Fiji is remote. Untouched by tourism and industry, the environment here is pristine – and its one thousand inhabitants intend to keep it this way.  In 2006, the elders banned the use of chemicals and fertilizers and last year, they officially declared Cicia an organic island. IFAD

30 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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