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Climate change and food security: risks and responses

ImgFAOcc2By adopting the sustainable development goals, the world has committed to ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition by 2030. But climate change is already undermining the livelihoods and food security of the most vulnerable populations. Ensuring food security and good nutrition in the face of climate change is among the most daunting challenges facing humankind.The report Climate change and food security: risks and responses brings together evidence from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), updated by the latest evidence and scientific findings as well as by results from experience on the ground, on the impacts of climate change on food security and nutrition. It shows how a cascade of impacts from ecosystems to livelihoods interacts with a series of vulnerabilities, undermining food security and nutrition, especially of the most vulnerable populations. The report presents ways to adapt, to reduce vulnerabilities and to build resilience to climate change. It shows the importance of acting now to address climate change, to ensure food security and good nutrition for all, now and in the future. Read the whole document HERE

FAO’s work on climate change

ImgFAOcc1 Between now and 2050, the world’s population will increase by one-third. Most of these additional 2 billion people will live in developing countries. At the same time, more people will be living in cities. If current income and consumption growth trends continue, FAO estimates that agricultural production will have to increase by 60 percent by 2050 to satisfy the expected demands for food and feed. Agriculture must therefore transform itself if it is to feed a growing global population and provide the basis for economic growth and poverty reduction. Climate change will make this task more difficult under a business-as-usual scenario, due to adverse impacts on agriculture, requiring spiralling adaptation and related costs. Read the whole document HERE

Conservation agriculture:informative video

imgCAvideo Informative video on Conservation Agriculture being practiced in sloppy terrain in the Philippines.This video clearly discribed the aproach of Conservation Agriculture (CA) and it's benefits. See de viedo Here

Offre de formation en Master au Centre Régional AGRHYMET : Master Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle (SAN)

imgSANOuverture d’un Master en Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle (SAN) au CILSS/Centre Régional AGRHYMET à Niamey au Niger. Cette formation est aussi ouverte aux personnes qui disposent de leurs propres financements et remplissent les conditions académiques. L’objectif visé par le mastère SAN est de former des cadres compétents et opérationnels dans le domaine de la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, qui seront capables de concevoir des stratégies innovantes pour relancer les politiques de production vivrière, analyser la situation de sécurité alimentaire et concevoir la réponse aux crises, contribuer à la création d’un marché agricole régional et réduire les taux de malnutrition en Afrique de l’Ouest. La date de clôture de dépôt des dossiers est fixée pour 11 Février 2016. Lire la suite de l'offre ICI

Conservation agriculture: implementation guidance for policymakers and investors

imgCA Conservation agriculture is an approach to agricultural management based on three principles: (i) Minimum soil disturbance (ii) Retention of crop residues or other soil surface cover (iii) Use of crop rotations. The idea of minimizing soil disturbance was introduced in the 1930s as a soil conservation system to counter the Dust Bowl in the United States, but the term Conservation Agriculture (CA) was not coined until the 1990s. Only recently has CA been promoted on the basis of its climate adaptation and mitigation benefits. CA is now widespread in parts of the world. In the tropics, Brazil has the longest experience with CA, where the principles have been practiced since the 1970s and CA now covers over 30 million hectares. African farmers have adopted CA in the last 15 years, but at slower rates. Read the whole document HERE

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