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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 »

SÃO TOMÉ ISLAND / CHOCOLATE

The world loves chocolate. Each year more than (USD) 83 billion is spent on it. And the average European eats up to a kilogram of it every month.  But did you ever think that your choice of chocolate could help save one of the world’s most threatened environments? There’s a type of farming that is [...]

23 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UNEP/ EMISSION GAP REPORT

If the global community do not immediately embark on wide-ranging actions to narrow the greenhouse gas emissions gap, the chance of keeping global temperature rise below 2°C in this century will swiftly diminish and open the door to a host of challenges, according to the report of the United Nations Environment Programme. UNEP /FILE

5 Nov 2013 | Read More »

WFP / STATE OF FOOD INSECURITY IN THE WORLD

Some 842 million people, or roughly one in eight, suffered from chronic hunger in 2011-13, not getting enough food to lead active and healthy lives according to a report released by the UN food agencies. WFP

1 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GA / IPCC REPORT

The chief of the UNFCCC said the latest climate change assessment report constitutes "an alarm clock moment for the world because this report will tell us again, that everything that we thought we knew on climate change has actually been underestimated" and the effects of climate change "will be upon us faster and in a [...]

26 Sep 2013 | Read More »

INDIA / FOOD SECURITY BILL

India's parliament passed a food security bill making it one of the largest welfare schemes in the world. About 800 million people will be guaranteed subsidized food. (IFAD)

26 Aug 2013 | Read More »

INDONESIA / FREQUENT FLOODS

As climate change makes agriculture increasingly risky, having diverse sources of income is becoming more important for farmers inIndonesia. IFAD

18 Feb 2013 | Read More »

IFAD / APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT

Kanayo F. Nwanze of Nigeria was appointed by acclamation as the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for a second four-year term at the organisation's Governing Council meeting. IFAD

13 Feb 2013 | Read More »

UN / FOOD PRICES

The United Nations today reported that food prices fell for the third month in a row in December last year, balancing out sharp increases registered earlier in 2012, which had previously sparked fears of a food crisis. FILE UNICEF / IFAD / ILO / IAEA

10 Jan 2013 | Read More »

CLIMATE CHANGE / US HEAT RECORD

The head of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Climate Change Support team, Marcela Main, provides a global perspective on today’s announcement that the United States experienced its hottest year in history in 2012. UNTV / FILE

9 Jan 2013 | Read More »

 

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