Publication

CIAT Leads Study on Changing Diet and Implications for Farming and Nutrition [viewed]

CIAT4 March 2014: A study by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) on global food supply documents a growing similarity within global diets and details how this may accelerate a rise in obesity, heart disease and diabetes, as well as make agriculture more vulnerable to threats and drought.

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CIFOR Calls for Inputs on Landscape Approaches to Food Production [viewed]

CIFOR1 March 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released its February news update highlighting the upcoming Forests Asia Summit, which will be held under the theme ‘Sustainable landscapes for green growth in Southeast Asia.'

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Special Rapporteur Issues Final Report on Right to Food [viewed]

OHCHR 23 March 2014: UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier De Schutter has submitted his final report, drawing conclusions from his mandate and focusing on the transformative potential of realizing the right to food. The Special Rapporteur's report was issued ahead of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session, taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 3-28 March 2014.

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ICRAF Explores Forest Policy and Conservation in the Sahel [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)March 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has released a publication detailing how forestry codes impact the use and management of protected indigenous tree species in the Sahel based on case studies from Mali, Niger and Senegal.

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Pacific Invasives Partnership Highlights GEF Proposal, Learning Network at Annual Meeting [viewed]

SPREP24 February 2014: The Pacific Invasives Partnership held its annual meeting to coordinate planning and share expertise among regional and international agencies working to curb the growing negative impact of invasive species in the region. Key discussions at the meeting included a proposal endorsed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to secure funding from the 6th replenishment of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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Bioversity International, IFAD Projects in Yemen and Brazil Publish Results on NUS [viewed]

Bioversity International3 March 2014: As part of a legacy of investment since 2001 by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Bioversity International in supporting neglected and underutilized species (NUS), a set of publications in international journals has been released documenting results from NUS activities in Brazil and Yemen.

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GLOBE Summit Launches Partnership for Climate Legislation [viewed]

globe28 February 2014: The 2nd GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit, which brought together legislators from over 50 countries, saw the launch of the fourth edition of the GLOBE Climate Legislation Study and of the Partnership for Climate Legislation. Legislators also presented case studies of their national policies, and discussed how national legislation can contribute to a new international climate agreement.

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ITTO TTM Introduces New Japanese Labeling for Furniture [viewed]

ITTO logo28 February 2014: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) launched the 16 - 28 February issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report, highlighting a new labeling system in Japan to identify domestically made furniture sourced from verified legal wood production.

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IPCC Releases GHG Inventories Methodology Reports [viewed]

IPCC28 February 2014: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released two methodology reports, prepared by the IPCC's Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (TFI), which is responsible for assessing and developing scientifically-sound inventory methods and practices.

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ICRAF Highlights Importance of Agroforestry in Lower Mekong Basin [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)27 February 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) released a working paper on the role of agroforestry in supporting ecosystem services and livelihoods in the Lower Mekong basin. The study examines agroforestry systems in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Viet Nam, with a particular focus on land-use change and climate change as drivers of vulnerability.

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