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new So far, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has repeatedly recommended the use of agroecological principles and practices, among other approaches that work with natural processes to support food security, nutrition, health and well-being, livelihoods and biodiversity, sustainability, and ecosystem services in adaptation to climate change.Inter Press Service, 2d ago
new This paper explores the underappreciated potential of perennial vegetables as crucial contributors to biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and enhanced nutrition. While annual crops dominate agricultural landscapes, perennial vegetables offer unique ecological advantages. We examine their role in fostering biodiversity by providing sustained habitats and ecosystem services. Moreover, perennial vegetables demonstrate remarkable capabilities for carbon sequestration, contributing to climate change mitigation. Simultaneously, their nutritional attributes make them valuable for promoting healthier diets. This paper synthesizes existing research and proposes strategies for integrating perennial vegetables into agricultural systems, highlighting the need for a paradigm shift towards sustainable and resilient food production. Embracing perennial vegetables can unlock a trove of benefits, making them pivotal in sustainable agriculture and holistic approaches to food security...omicsonline.org, 19h ago
new Productive, healthy animals are essential to omnivores’ access to food and financial security, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where animal husbandry is a significant industry. Over 1.3 billion people raise livestock worldwide, according to the Health for Animals Organisation. This highlights how important it is to prevent and control animal diseases in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and benefit society as a whole.marketresearchblog.org, 19h ago
new In light of urbanization and its profound implications on public health, community gardens emerge as a compelling solution. As cities expand, green spaces diminish, contributing to sedentary lifestyles and limited access to fresh, nutritious food. Community gardens, however, offer a promising remedy to these urban health challenges. This article delves into the transformative potential of community gardens, examining both their myriad benefits and the nuanced challenges they face in urban settings. From physical and mental well-being to addressing food insecurity, these green havens present a holistic approach to nurturing healthier urban communities.LA Progressive, 1d ago
Women are key actors in the food system. Yet, they face barriers in accessing, adopting, and benefiting from agricultural technologies, finance, and other productive resources. This has resulted in a “gender yield gap”. Empowering women and closing gender gaps in agrifood systems does not just help towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals, but also leads to better food and nutrition security at the household level and results in resilient and sustainable food systems overall. Sustainable agricultural mechanization has immense potential to benefit women smallholder farmers by relieving labor shortages, saving time, reducing drudgery, ensuring efficient use of resources, enhancing agricultural productivity, and making farming more profitable.ESCAP, 4d ago
new Dr. Bart de Steenhuijsen Piters is one of the leading food system transformation researchers at Wageningen University & Research (WUR), and WUR’s ambassador for food and nutrition security. Bart has over thirty years of experience, gained through long-term positions and research projects in Africa and Asia. As Senior Food System Scientist, he works in the areas of food system governance, political economy and processes of transformation towards more sustainable, resilient and equitable food systems. Bart investigates novel approaches to enhancing food system outcomes, such as by mobilizing the innovation capacity of midstream actors in informal sectors of the food system, and how to enhance food system resilience. He is an advisor to food system policy platforms in Africa and the Middle East, and is known as a public speaker and debater.ResilienceLinks, 2d ago

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The Netherlands and Spain are considering banning the marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks to children and promoting healthy and sustainable eating in schools. Another measure in line with this is to price food and drink products according to their environmental and health impacts by reviewing taxes and subsidy schemes. Price discounts on healthy foods and promotions on sustainable foods are the most helpful interventions for supermarkets to increase healthy and sustainable food purchasing. Other measures outlined in the report included restricting EU imports of food commodities from places where food production causes major environmental damage, increasing consumer awareness with adequate and trusted information, improving food literacy education, and ensuring coherence (and clear time-bound goals for sustainable consumption) between new and existing EU interventions that influence the food system, striving for a shared long-term vision.Open Access Government, 3d ago
Food access is a growing argument for the expansion of vertical farms — particularly by bringing fresh, locally grown food to urban areas and food deserts, regardless of their environment.EcoWatch, 5d ago
new ...“The Adaptation Fund is pleased to endorse the Guiding Principles for Financing Climate and Health Solutions. With more than 3 billion people worldwide highly vulnerable to climate change and facing increased health risks, it is imperative to accelerate adaptation measures that build healthy, resilient communities and protect people from a range of climate risks to health. We are committed to supporting the most vulnerable to adapt to climate change through country-driven and locally-led action, and already fund projects that are improving access to clean water, hygiene, food security, reducing climate risks, and building resilience and healthy lives at the same time. We need to scale this up to address urgent global adaptation needs, and we hope these Principles will help strengthen that ambition on the ground,” said Mr. Mikko Ollikainen, Head, Adaptation Fund.The Rockefeller Foundation, 2d ago
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Food security is a global challenge with localised solutions. According to the United Nations, an estimated 9.7 billion people will inhabit the planet by 2050 and almost 10.4 billion by the 2080s (1), with an increasing percentage living in cities. This population growth and urbanisation trend, coupled with climate change, poses significant challenges to food production, distribution, and access. To ensure everyone has access to safe, nutritious, and affordable food and water, we must focus on solutions that address the root causes of food and water insecurity, and better understand their interconnections. This intersects with other challenges such as nutrition insecurity and sustainable land management for food production.eitfood.eu, 6w ago
Lastly, food security is a global challenge that requires innovative approaches to ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all. The conference will delve into strategies to enhance food security, including the adoption of advanced agricultural technologies and sustainable farming practices.EnergyPortal.eu, 12w ago
The G20 Indian Presidency offers a unique opportunity to address global challenges related to sustainable food systems, climate change, and food demand. Concrete prospects include international cooperation, knowledge sharing, policy advocacy, and resource mobilization to create a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable global food system. The G20 can play a pivotal role in shaping the future of agriculture to meet the needs of a growing global population while safeguarding the planet.Agricultural practices and technologies that are resilient to climate change can be adopted around the world. G20 countries can share best practices and technical assistance to assist countries in adapting to changing climate trends and mitigating agriculture-related GHG emissions. G20 countries can promote international cooperation in agriculture research and innovation by pooling their resources and expertise. By working together, countries can speed up the development of sustainably grown crop varieties, pest-resistant crops, and precision farming technologies. G20 nations including India can work together on global food security issues. Coordinating efforts to enhance food distribution systems and reduce food losses and waste, as well as promoting sustainable agriculture, can help to secure more food for vulnerable populations around the world. Agricultural and rural development investments in developing countries, with a focus on infrastructure investment, capacity development, and financial assistance to smallholder farmers in order to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable farming practices, can be leveraged by the G20 as a global governance platform for a sustainable food system. This platform can facilitate dialogue and agreements between nations, establishing shared objectives and benchmarks for sustainable agriculture.ORF, 12w ago
India’s agriculture is an integral part of the country’s economy, employing a large part of the population. The country’s Green Revolution of the 1960s and successive agricultural reforms have increased its ability to grow food grains and produce a variety of crops, contributing to regional food security. Its multifaceted approach to food security includes initiatives like the National Food Security Act 2013, which aims to provide affordable and adequate food to vulnerable populations. Additionally, it focuses on sustainable agriculture practices, promoting organic farming, and diversifying crop varieties to enhance resilience to climate change. India has played a pivotal role in fostering regional cooperation, such as the International Solar Alliance, which addresses energy security while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, emphasis on expanding renewable energy infrastructure is helping mitigate climate change impacts, which disproportionately affect the region.ORF, 8w ago
Experts have determined that science and public policies must commit to food security by promoting a more sustainable and healthy food system and improving access and affordability to quality foods.eitfood.eu, 7w ago
AgriAdapt: Agriculture and climate resilience go hand in hand. Explore AgriAdapt's capabilities for adapting agriculture to climate change, ensuring food security, and promoting sustainable farming practices.World Resources Institute, 6w ago

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The declaration, so far endorsed by 134 heads of state and government and including large food-producing countries such as Brazil, the United States, and China, highlights increased attention on food systems and agriculture within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It calls for better coherence between food systems transformation and our response to climate change. It also demonstrates growing political will to scale up research and innovation on sustainability in food systems and agriculture in a way that incorporates the knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities. It also underscores the need to scale-up the availability of, and access to, financial support for food systems transformation.International Institute for Sustainable Development, 3d ago
The One CGIAR Fruit and Vegetables for Sustainable Healthy Diets (FRESH) Initiative aims to use an end-to-end approach to increase fruit and vegetable intake and, in turn, improve diet quality, nutrition, and health outcomes while also improving livelihoods, empowering women and youth and mitigating negative environmental impacts. FRESH is primarily working in Benin, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.hortidaily.com, 4d ago
...“Addressing the issues of food deserts will take time. In the short term, you can donate to a food bank and participate in canned food drives. There are many things people in communities can do to increase food access in the long run, too. In the broader, longer term issue of food deserts, you can advocate for different policies that may attract grocery stores or that support a farmers market. That’s another way to get local food economies going. A lot of it comes down to policies and supporting people who grow and distribute food locally.” – Kristin McCartney, associate professor, public health specialist and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education coordinator, WVU Extension Family Nutrition Program...newswise.com, 3d ago
new With a growing world population, changing climate, and increasing environmental degradation, ensuring access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food has become a global challenge. Prof. Chew Fook Tim, from Department of Biological Sciences at National University of Singapore, then introduced a groundbreaking solution — Unlocking Opportunities for Urban Farms through Seeds R&D, Deep Phenotyping and In Silico Breeding, which is an example of current SFA grant research programme. This approach aims to enhance food self-sufficiency, with a focus on stable domestic supply as opposed to relying on potentially unstable international trade.Eco-Business, 2d ago
new The Emirates Declaration aims to make farming and food practices climate-compatible and more productive across the full spectrum of producers from small-scale farmers, who contribute one-third of global food supply, to major multinationals.Newsroom, 2d ago
new Climate adaptation refers to measures taken to defend food, water and infrastructure systems against the effects of climate change, such as drought-resistant crops, mangrove restoration, coastal barrier protection and improved access to safe water.Eco-Business, 2d ago

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From the G7 and the G20 to the UN Climate Change Conference and the Convention on Biodiversity COP, food systems and agriculture are increasingly a topic of interest in the international summit cycle. The Hiroshima Action Statement for Resilient Global Food Security, endorsed by all G7 leaders (in addition to eight further heads of state and the European Union), underscores the importance of increased investment in food systems to improve global access to safe, sustainable, and nutritious food. The Action Statement affirms support for increased investment in food systems, in particular scaling up support for smallholder and marginal farmers and building resilience to climate shocks through support for climate-smart agriculture, agro-ecological nature-based solutions, and ecosystem-based approaches to food production.International Institute for Sustainable Development, 26d ago
Nearly 24 per cent of women and girls are expected to experience moderate to severe food insecurity by 2030. Empowering women in food and agricultural systems by enhancing access to land and resources is vital for ensuring food security and economic growth.UN Women – Headquarters, 12w ago
Food safety and food security are two pillars for creating sustainable and healthy urban food systems. In Africa, where informal markets play a dominant role in supplying safe and nutritious food to rapid urban poor population growth, factors such as climate change, and economic instability have contributed to food shortages and food security in the region. Governments across the continent have grappled with the task of managing food safety in a sector marked by limited investment capacity and lax regulation. Traditional regulatory approaches have largely fallen short of achieving the desired outcomes.CGIAR, 5w ago

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new ...“The Green Climate Fund is the largest in the world dedicated to supporting sustainable development in poor and vulnerable countries. It helps farmers plant drought-resistant crops, brings solar energy to rural communities and so much more. It is also a centerpiece in the global climate negotiations. No country has greater responsibility to contribute to these efforts than the United States.World Resources Institute, 2d ago
African Women Rising (AWR) was founded in 2006 to help women in a conflict-affected region of northern Uganda rebuild their lives through increased food production, natural resource management, financial security and education.#Thinklandscape, 4d ago
new This demand poses significant challenges to the agriculture sector, which must produce more food with limited resources, while also addressing the challenges of climate change and environmental sustainability. In response, there has been a growing movement towards smarter, more sustainable, and self-sufficient agricultural practices, utilizing new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (RSGIS), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), etc., to improve yields and reduce waste.Eco-Business, 2d ago
If we are to achieve meaningful action on the integration of food and water governance and finance we need to understand and address the obstacles and opportunities that food producers and water managers face in achieving sustainable on-farm water use.On the Water Front - The latest water management strategies, solutions and insights from the EDF Climate Resilient Water Systems team., 3d ago
Coffee is one of the world’s most valuable agricultural commodities. While transnational coffee corporations enjoy high profits, many of the world’s 25 million coffee-producing households experience poverty. In recent years, coffee growers’ vulnerability has increased with market volatility, severe weather events, and political-economic crises. In this context, farmer-owned cooperatives pursuing better prices have adopted certifications that support societal-ethical goals, including fair trade, environmental sustainability, and gender equity. Nevertheless, the efficacy of certifications to achieve social, economic and environmental aspirations remains an open question. This talk will explore how coffee producers and their cooperatives have sought to improve their lives, adapt to climate change, conserve natural resources, and survive mounting insecurities. It will pay particular attention to farmers’ varied experiences with fair trade certifications and conundrums related to histories of colonialism and extractive global trade arrangements.UCF Events, 3d ago
With its potential for improving food security and nutrition, healthy diets and local development fonio can significantly contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). IYM2023 provides an unparalleled opportunity to promote fonio as a globally important crop for the future and bring together researchers and practitioners from different countries and disciplines to share their work and join forces to promote its use for sustainable agriculture and improving local livelihoods.Imperial College London, 5d ago

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The goal is to improve access to nutritious food and over-the-counter medicines for seniors, many whom experience food insecurity as a result of transportation challenges and economic instability.Techregister, 8w ago
Empathy between farmers and consumers can lead to innovation, increased food security, and adoption of sustainable farming practices, breaking down artificial societal divides.Open Access Government, 7w ago
And sustainable, through growth and job creation, human development, fiscal and debt management, food security and access to clean air, water, and affordable energy.World Bank, 7w ago
Eliminating Hunger and Malnutrition: The G20’s commitment to bolstering global food security and nutrition hinges on recognising the significance of nutritious food accessibility and sustainable agricultural practices. Emphasising the need for research collaboration on climate-resilient and nutritious crops and the efficient utilisation of fertilisers, the G20 underscores the imperative of soil health improvement.ORF, 11w ago
Efficient food supply management is essential for ensuring that a growing global population has access to safe and nutritious food. The challenges faced by the food industry include supply chain disruptions, demand variability, and complex inventory management. Inadequate management can lead to food waste, increased costs, and food shortages. Therefore, innovative solutions are needed to streamline food supply processes and ensure food security.globaltechcouncil.org, 12w ago
He said: “The 5th Annual Nigerian International Agriculture Expo is committed to promoting sustainable agriculture practices, emphasizing the importance of eco-friendly technologies and encouraging responsible farming methods that address food security and environmental conservation.”...The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News, 9w ago

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She is currently employed by GAIN as a Senior Advisor on Food Security & Nutrition and has been providing policy advisory support to Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development in Nigeria since June 2016. Her role harnesses Government, private sector, and development partners’ efforts to reduce malnutrition and food insecurity in the country and promotes the recognition that the nutrition challenge is multi-faceted, and that actions to address them are paramount to efforts to reduce poverty and drive sustainable economic development in Nigeria.Agrilinks, 3d ago
Today, we face multiple interlinked global challenges, including climate change, biodiversity loss, and large inequities in access to resources, which contribute, in turn, to growing food and nutrition insecurity, water stress, and energy poverty. The CGIAR Initiative on NEXUS Gains works at the critical intersection of water, energy, food, and environmental systems in selected transboundary river basins to realize multiple development benefits and reduce trade-offs.CGIAR, 6d ago
Evidence from around the world has shown that land and aquatic food systems managed for health, equity, and sustainability result in a cascade of positive results, from more stable yields, crop resilience, and higher incomes for farmers, fishers, and food producers, to improved nutrition and food security and enhanced biodiversity.Global Alliance for the Future of Food, 3d ago

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ICARDA is sending a high-level delegation led by our Director General, Aly Abousabaa, to the World Climate Conference COP28 that is taking place in Dubai from November 30 to December 12, 2023. The delegation will engage in over 20 events and emphasize the need for more international collaboration for a climate-smart transformation in food, land and water systems for enhanced global food security. ICARDA will advocate for increased global funding in agricultural research, highlighting initiatives like the Integrated Desert Farming Innovation Program, which ICARDA developed to transform deserts into productive agricultural areas with far-reaching positive impacts for farmers, local businesses and food security.ICARDA, 4d ago
While offering a solution to the threat of food shortage by providing fresh and healthy food, urban farming can also help reduce the harmful effects of climate change. The livestock industry has been identified as among the significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and water pollution. Eating less meat and more greens would thus reduce such calamitous environmental impact. It would also help produce a healthier nation, since a meat-based diet has been linked to chronic lifestyle ailments, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.INQUIRER.net, 3d ago
Norwegian foreign aid is funding a lot of good work. However, current aid funding has only been of limited help to low-income countries in their battles to combat the global crises that threaten them much more than they impact on us. Such crises include major challenges linked to climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty and food security, all of which were discussed at the UN summit this autumn.Norwegian SciTech News, 4d ago
COP28 promises an unprecedented focus on food systems. The UAE COP28 Presidency’s Food Systems and Agriculture Agenda aims to drive transformative change across food and agriculture systems to secure a sustainable future for all, and WBCSD is advising on key agriculture and food issues as part of the Presidency’s Non-State Actor pillar. WBCSD welcomes the COP28 Presidency’s leadership in inviting Governments to sign the forthcoming ‘Emirates Declaration on Resilient Food Systems, Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Action’ and encourages all countries to support it, demonstrating their commitments to food system transformation.World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), 3d ago
Many other areas of climate action can benefit from regional cooperation, including technology transfer for renewable energy; climate-smart agriculture; industrial and urban development; addressing climate-related health risks, especially in preparation for pandemics such as COVID; building regional research capacity and fostering regional knowledge exchange and networking; and coordinating macroeconomic and trade policies in response to challenges posed by climate change (for example, how best to respond to the European Union’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism).Brookings, 4d ago
The power of social protection in the face of climate change can be seen in the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative implemented by the World Food Programme and OXFAM in over 10 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin American and the Caribbean. This initiative combines climate risk insurance with social protection to cushion farmer households from different risks. It applies four risk management strategies: reducing climate-related risk through nature-based solutions and improved agricultural practices; risk transfer through private insurance; risk retention through promoting group saving integrated with social protection systems; promoting prudent-risk taking through a combination of capacity building in financing, livelihoods diversification, and easier access to credit WFP, 2022. Insurance protects farmers against extreme climate events like droughts while activities under the cash-for-work programme help them build assets and invest in natural resources management.preventionweb.net, 5d ago

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Over the coming decades, smallholder farmers throughout Africa will play a pivotal role in supporting the continent’s economic development and enabling food security. However, these farmers currently face numerous constraints that hinder their productivity and profitability. Challenges include a lack of support and access to resources such as financing, technology, inputs, and markets. Accelerating Africa’s regenerative agricultural transformation requires a farmer-centric, ecosystem-led approach that involves actors across the whole value chain. Impactful partnerships and collaborations between farmers, governments, developmental organisations, entrepreneurs, food companies, and stakeholders must yield innovative solutions to help smallholder farmers overcome this complex set of constraints. Access to resources and opportunities through resilient value chains is essential to optimising profitability and improving smallholder livelihoods.tabledebates.org, 6d ago
Today, many tribes have a long-term goal of achieving food sovereignty, or the ability to control their agriculture and food supply systems, ensuring healthy and culturally appropriate food.verticalfarmdaily.com, 6d ago
Indigenous food is culture. It is tradition. It reflects the landscape of Native communities. And, it adds value to USDA’s priorities that are addressing climate change, tackling food and nutrition insecurity, and creating more and better market opportunities that advance rural prosperity. Advancing Tribal food sovereignty initiatives is key to addressing hunger, economic, and health issues in Native communities. USDA is committed to identifying opportunities to empower and strengthen Tribes and Tribal food systems by addressing these kinds of challenges. One example of this is USDA’s Local Food Purchase Assistance program. This program provides funding to Tribes so they can work directly with their own partners to purchase food from local farmers and ranchers and use that for emergency food assistance.usda.gov, 4d ago
The Excellence in Agronomy is one of the initiatives of the CGIAR initiatives that contributes to Resilient Agrofood Systems. The initiative aims to deliver an increase in productivity and quality per unit of input (agronomic gain) for millions of smallholder farming households in prioritized farming systems by 2030, with an emphasis on women and young farmers, showing a measurable impact on food and nutrition security, income, resource use, soil health, climate resilience and climate change mitigation.CGIAR, 9d ago
Chris Ojiewo, CGIAR’s Strategic Partnerships and Seed Systems Lead, shared: “Our collaboration with ISF aligns with CGIAR’s commitment to transforming food, land, and water systems. Together, we can develop innovative solutions and strengthen seed systems, ensuring smallholder farmers – including women and youth – have access to improved varieties and quality seed. With this, farmers can realize improved genetic gains in their fields and we can boost sustainable agricultural practices.”...CGIAR, 7d ago
The findings are timely as we struggle to manage food loss due to a lack of cooling in agri-food systems. Toby Peters, Professor of Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham, and Heriot-Watt University, who led the research and report said: “Globally, 12% of food produced annually for human consumption is lost due to a lack of proper temperature management. On top of this, an increasing global population raises the demand for food, while the rapidly warming planet will reduce food production. It is of the utmost importance that we find ways to combat food loss to achieve global equitable food security. Freezing food is one such method, but we need to achieve this as energy efficiently and sustainably as possible.”...University of Birmingham, 6d ago

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Moreover, Cargill will leverage the geopolitical expertise and improved traceability of the World Resources Institute (WRI) to improve its monitoring, reporting and verification of natural ecosystems and farm areas. According to the company, WRI is committed to supporting implementation for deforestation and conversion-free supply chains, which are critical components of food security, biodiversity conservation and climate action.supermarketperimeter.com, 5d ago
COP28 must unlock greater investment in access to clean energy, so people in the Global South can cope with climate threats and enjoy a brighter future. Global funding for energy access – married with effective national policies – will unlock a host of benefits, from resilient farming and healthcare to effective early warning systems for communities at risk of extreme weather. And it will lay the foundations for sustainable, inclusive economic development. Ashden is making this call as a key member of the Power Up energy access campaign.Ashden Climate Solutions, 6d ago
Finally, Change Food for Good assists farmers with the design, implementation, and maintenance of their food systems through consultation and additional resources. Their efforts to develop sustainable food infrastructure now support their direct food relief services which have provided 6715 lbs of free food to NYC residents over the last year.verticalfarmdaily.com, 5d ago

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...“Allotment waiting lists demonstrate a huge desire from people to be part of the solution but without access to land, the many benefits of community food growing are being stifled. The government must support councils to act as well as take seriously its own role in creating systemic and lasting change to the food system. Crucial steps include proper support for farmers to transition to climate-, people- and nature-friendly farming as well as measures to reduce our climate footprint abroad including a ban on imports of soya and other agricultural commodities that drive deforestation in places like Brazil.Greenpeace UK, 7w ago
IRRI is dedicated to abolishing poverty and hunger among people and populations that depend on rice-based agri-food systems. Through our work and partnerships, we aim to improve rice farmers’ and consumers’ health and welfare, promote environmental sustainability in a world challenged by climate change, and support women and youth empowerment in the rice industry.CGIAR, 5w ago
Transforming Agrifood Systems in South Asia (TAFSSA): TAFSSA will deliver a coordinated program of research and engagement across the food production to consumption continuum to improve equitable access to sustainable healthy diets, improve farmer livelihoods and resilience, and conserve land, air and groundwater resources.CGIAR, 6w ago
Sustainability and Food Security: Poultry plays a crucial role in meeting global protein demand and ensuring food security. Gumboro disease can devastate poultry populations, affecting the availability and affordability of poultry products. By controlling the disease, farmers can maintain sustainable production systems, contribute to food security, and provide a stable source of income for themselves and their communities.Poultry World, 6w ago
Access to informal fresh food markets plays a vital role in household food security and dietary quality in transitioning rural economies.CGIAR, 4w ago
She advocated for a non-conventional approach to address inefficiencies in the food system to provide access to nutritious and safe food for all. Noting that food businesses account for 75% of inter-Africa trade, she said adopting a single market under the African Continental Free Trade Area will boost trade, alleviate poverty, and improve nutritious food supplies.The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News, 26d ago

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But solutions exist that include culturally appropriate food systems to ensure access to affordable, nutritious, safe and preferred foods. Additionally, new research avenues tailored to unique health determinants in the North can inform Inuit-specific actions to prevent disease development linked to diet and food insecurity.medicalxpress.com, 12d ago
Nutrition is the foundation for healthy lives, and we need to ensure that everyone has access to healthy and sustainable diets. Research shows that healthy diets are also more environmentally sustainable.Nordic cooperation, 5d ago
Researchers at 32 Land-grant Universities are collaborating on innovative solutions for food safety and quality. Their work is helping meet consumer demand for minimally processed, additive-free food items with longer shelf lives, higher nutrient content and less potential to cause food-borne illnesses.National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 6d ago
Global Action for Sustainable Development (GASD) has reported the lack of sustainable drug prevention programs in Liberia as a contributing factor to this problem. If practical actions, including policy implementation and donor-driven programs, are not taken soon, the situation could worsen, leading to increased criminal activities, unemployment, and other challenges such as SGBV (Sexual and Gender-Based Violence), HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy, and tuberculosis.Liberian Observer, 5d ago
A new research program on climate change and pathways to HIV, led by Professor Carmen Logie, includes newly funded CIHR Project Grants in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania that aim to elucidate the pathways from climate change’s impacts on food and water insecurity to HIV prevention and care outcomes. This work builds on Logie’s role as an Affiliate Professor at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment & Health and her research on climate change and sexual health, including food and water insecurity, in Northern Canada, Uganda, and Kenya.utoronto.ca, 6d ago
Water is central to agriculture that accounts for 72 percent of global freshwater withdrawals. Water is not only crucial for food production, but is also essential for food processing, preparation and transportation. Ending hunger and malnutrition and achieving food security require access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Agricultural systems substantially rely on the availability of good quality water. Nevertheless, practices in the agrifood systems can directly impact on water systems, such as agricultural pollution and overuse of groundwater. Water quality and availability are directly linked to soils, which provide a number of ecosystem services related to water, such as storage and infiltration of water, water holding capacity, the regulation of floods and the auto-purification of water from contaminants. Considering these strong interlinkages and synergies between water and soils, more holistic and integrated approaches for managing both natural resources are necessary at all levels, national, basin-level, regional and global.climatelinks.org, 6d ago

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The issue of global food insecurity is a pressing concern. As the world’s population continues to grow and the effects of climate change impede agricultural production, the importance of water in the production of food cannot be underestimated. Agriculture is the largest consumer of freshwater resources, accounting for approximately 70 percent of all freshwater withdrawals. The transformation of food systems necessitates the provision of adequate quantities, quality, and stability of water. The lack of adequate water has a direct impact on all components of food systems. The lack of a unified approach to food security and water security hinders progress towards SDGs 2 (zero hunger) and 6 (water and sanitation). Monitoring progress on the linkages between water and food systems is essential for the provision of water, food security, and nutrition. However, the efficient and sustainable use of water in agriculture remains a challenge. Mismanagement, over-extraction, and inefficient irrigation practices have led to water scarcity in many regions, jeopardising food security. This underscores the need for responsible water management, especially in agriculture, to ensure that water resources are preserved for future generations.ORF, 7w ago
Small-scale farmers in developing countries who depend on fertilizer imports to produce food, are particularly vulnerable and at risk. Reduced crop yields and high food prices directly affect these households, and lead to food insecurity and limited economic access to health and education services.phys.org, 16d ago
...“Allotment waiting lists demonstrate a huge desire from people to be part of the solution to our broken food system but without access to land, the many benefits of community food growing to people, nature and the climate are being stifled. The government must support councils to act as well as take seriously its own role in creating systemic and lasting change to the food system. Crucial steps include proper support for farmers to transition to climate-, people- and nature-friendly farming as well as measures to reduce our climate footprint abroad including a ban on imports of soya and other agricultural commodities that drive deforestation in places like Brazil.Greenpeace UK, 7w ago

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Chomba concluded: “Hope lies in the 33 million smallholder farmers who produce over 70% of the food for the continent and export. From Niger to Kenya, these farmers are making major leaps, restoring degraded land into productive farms that grow healthy foods that are rich in biodiversity and are major carbon sinks. Throughout Africa, we’re seeing hope for a new path.”...the Guardian, 5d ago
Integrating livestock into crop systems is vital for enhancing productivity and diversification, especially in the face of climate change. In East and Southern Africa, the daunting challenge of climate change impacts agricultural systems, with maize cultivation, a staple crop, particularly vulnerable. To address this issue and improve food security, the CGIAR Initiative on Diversification in East and Southern Africa (Ukama Ustawi) has emerged as a regional integrated initiative with a focus on maize-based systems. One of the key aspects of Ukama Ustawi is its recognition of the critical role livestock integration plays in enhancing agricultural resilience and productivity.CGIAR, 7d ago
Speakers will discuss gender norms shaping food systems; Agroecology frameworks for just low-emission food system development; Inclusive businesses and value chains; co-creation with indigenous communities; and Pathways to equitable Food systems.CGIAR, 9d ago
...“Our ambition is to work with national stakeholders in support of their nutrition and development priorities, particularly around enabling access to nutritious diets through sustainable and resilient agricultural production systems.”...LSHTM, 12d ago
Rice, maize, and wheat provide more than half of the calories consumed by humans. The decrease in crop diversity poses a significant risk to global food security. Therefore, the utilization of orphan crops has become an effective approach to address food security crises. Nevertheless, in the face of rapid urban and rural modernization and the intensification of agricultural practices, the availability of wild and cultivated orphan crops is dwindling, with a noticeable disparity in their collection, preservation, and application of modern breeding techniques.phys.org, 9d ago
...climate change is one of the most significant drivers of growing poverty and inequality, so universal access to clean water and safely managed sanitation is key to climate justice and resilience. Investing in improved water and sanitation management and governance systems must therefore be a top priority,...SIWI - Leading expert in water governance, 10d ago

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Yara Ghana’s key focus has been on providing Ghanaian farmers with knowledge, crop nutrition solutions, and digital technologies that can help them improve their yields and quality in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. Through programs like the Grow Ghana Initiative launched in August 2022, Yara is committed to helping farmers achieve enhanced livelihoods while contributing to local, regional, and national food production, and ensuring Ghana’s long-term food security.Asia Food Journal, 6w ago
In addition to food redistribution efforts, the UAE has invested in sustainable agricultural practices such as hydroponics and vertical farming. These technologies enable the production of fresh, local produce while minimising the need for vast land areas and conserving water resources. Not only do these initiatives reduce food wastage, but they also promote responsible land use and water conservation, contributing to a more sustainable agricultural sector.gulfnews.com, 11w ago
The process of the Sharm el-Sheikh Joint Work on Implementation of Climate Action on Agriculture and Food Security (SSJW) can also help drive a sustainable food and land use agenda forward at COP28. Parties should adopt a holistic approach to driving sustainable and resilient food systems, looking beyond agricultural production alone. Such an approach would encompass at least three key elements: nature-positive, resilient food production; healthy, affordable, sustainable diets and nutrition; and food loss and waste.World Resources Institute, 4w ago
A growing gender gap exacerbates food insecurity, with women historically bearing a disproportionate impact of crises, including challenges related to food security and nutrition. The COVID-19 pandemic further widened this gap, impacting women’s economic opportunities and access to nutritious foods.[37]...ORF, 5w ago
African animal agriculture faces a multitude of challenges, from climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic to animal diseases, market access issues and even environmental concerns, which have significantly impacted food production systems across the continent. Notably, the recent push to reduce meat consumption based on environmental concerns adds to the complexity of these challenges. However, sustainable, research-based livestock development can improve livelihoods and food security while increasing climate resilience in Africa.International Livestock Research Institute, 10w ago
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is a global research partnership for a food-secure future dedicated to transforming food, land, and water systems in the climate crisis. Through its ILRI research institute, CGIAR works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries while ensuring better lives through livestock cultivation. ILRI plans to work closely with Ginkgo’s biosecurity and public health unit, Concentric by Ginkgo, to identify and mitigate pathogens and diseases that originate in animals and livestock.CGIAR, 11w ago

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Here, Rivulis will showcase how farmers can benefit from using advanced micro irrigation and new climate farming models to address climate change, water scarcity, biodiversity loss and food security while bolstering sustainable livelihoods for growers. "This initiative represents an opportunity to introduce and train farmers on micro irrigation systems – producing more and better-quality crop yields even in harsh climates, while using less water, fertilizers, energy, and labor. This beta farm is unique in the region, showcasing Rivulis’ advanced irrigation and fertigation systems, and reflects DANA’s and Rivulis’ joint commitment to educate and help growers transition to more sustainable farming", the initiators say.hortidaily.com, 10d ago
This policy report explores avenues to strengthen the resilience to growing climate risks and environmental degradation for people living in places affected by conflict and violence.preventionweb.net, 7d ago
Contract farming can be an inclusive agricultural business model that helps farmers access better inputs, markets, training, and prices. It can help increase agricultural productivity, improve rural livelihoods, and support food security. However, for contract farming to achieve equitable social, economic, and sustainable benefits, power asymmetries between small-scale producers and buyers must be addressed. Outcomes for women in contract farming can also be especially poor. The workshop will explore how template agreements, such as IISD and FAO’s Model Agreement for Responsible Contract Farming and the UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming, can help make fair and transparent contract farming a reality.International Institute for Sustainable Development, 12d ago

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A leasing of green spaces for community-based food production and farms, to increase access to fresh food and promote local business.South Seattle Emerald, 6d ago
Accelerating sustainable and climate resilient livelihoods through development of small and medium agribusiness enterprises for women and youth will provide direct impact on the ground and support urgently needed livelihood opportunities that will also address extreme poverty and recurring food insecurity.UNITAR, 9d ago
He made the submission at a one-day high level advocacy workshop on ramping up access to climate information services for national development and food security in Nigeria, organised by Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA).The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News, 11d ago
Support alternatives to livestock and ensure they safeguard social equity, human health and animal welfare. This is important to ensure healthy and sustainable alternatives are affordable and available. This could include support for fruit, vegetable, legume and nut production, investing in nutrition programmes and policies to address food deserts. Supporting plant-based meats will also require sensitivity to inequalities that could emerge in new markets.tabledebates.org, 11d ago
Using examples from work undertaken by ILRI and many partners in initiatives, the presentation highlighted opportunities and examples for livestock-based food systems transformation research. Several examples are the CGIAR Initiative on Sustainable Animal Productivity (SAPLING), which aims to transform livestock-based food systems while considering environmental, livelihood, and gender aspects. The CGIAR Initiative on Livestock and Climate focuses on adapting livestock production systems to climate change while reducing emissions. The CGIAR Initiative on One Health addresses food safety, antimicrobial resistance, and zoonosis through institutional coordination.International Livestock Research Institute, 9d ago
Open-pollinated varieties (OPVs), such as beans, sorghum, and groundnuts, are important for increased income, job creation, food security, and nutrition of both urban and rural households in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, the main constraint is underdeveloped seed systems, which contribute substantially to dwindling productivity among small-scale farmers due to limited access to reliable and quality planting materials. ACCELERATE is expected to accelerate varietal adoption and turnover in Tanzania by tapping into the power of large/small-scale or marketplace traders, and institutional seed buyers.CGIAR, 8d ago

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The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has made a significant impact on farmers in Bong County by empowering 200 local farmers through the establishment and support of farming cooperatives under the Integrated Food Security Project (IFSP).Liberian Observer, 9d ago
The world’s food systems are rapidly changing due to socioeconomic, environmental, and demographic changes, globalization, and urbanization. Urban regions connect urban food consumption with rural food production and are associated with rapid dietary transitions in developing counties. Despite urbanization being a key driver of city-regional and global food system transformations, city-regional food systems (particularly in developing countries) are under-researched. Although the importance of dynamic urban and peri-urban food systems has led to new frameworks and approaches for mapping food flows within urban regions, our study highlights both opportunities and limitations to food mapping in high-growth city regions in the Global South. We review existing approaches to food mapping using three contrasting city-regional food systems as case studies, namely, Bahir Dar (Ethiopia), Hanoi (Vietnam), and Cali (Colombia), and identify priorities for future progress. These include temporal dimensions of food access; nutritional outcomes of food flows; economic, cultural, and ethnic factors affecting consumer behavior; and how consumption of healthier foods could be enabled by decision-making throughout food supply chains. In addition, the roles of food loss and waste could also be more specifically considered. We conclude that providing a more comprehensive and nutrition sensitive understanding of city-regional food systems can guide evidence-based interventions and activities to enable transitions to healthier, equitable, and more sustainable urban food systems.CGIAR, 11d ago
For people – particularly those living in the Global South, in countries affected by conflict, and those in communities in marginalised situations – the ecological impacts have meant growing rates of poverty, lack of access to safe and nutritious food and clean water, forced displacement, greater vulnerability to violence, including gender-based violence, and other types of human rights violations. Ecological destruction also exacerbates direct and indirect drivers of conflict, especially in fragile contexts.WILPF, 13d ago
The researchers concluded that urine is a viable alternative to synthetic fertilizer, and that it can contribute to increased food security and sustainability.Nature World News, 14d ago
She however, added that work must be done to change the image of RTCs, as they are primarily known as crops for the poor (with the exception of potato), adding that there’s need to create win-win opportunities to support local farmers and their health; innovate recipes at key influential restaurants; prioritise biofortified varieties to fit into a more nourishing food system vision; get RTC prioritised in government policies including resiliency and water use efficiency in the face of climate change and processing potential.The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News, 8d ago
CGIAR is leading the way in climate adaptation and mitigation, with a focus on enhancing the resilience and sustainability of food systems globally. CGIAR research and innovation contribute to implementing key climate agreements, empowering 500 million small-scale producers with climate resilience tools, and turning agriculture into a net carbon sink by 2050.CGIAR, 14d ago

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Ensuring that small-scale producers have access to land rights also ensures decent livelihoods, resilient localised food systems, and good biodiversity practices. Moreover, with the increase of land destitution, the migration of youth from rural to urban spaces, and the concentration of food production governed by large agribusiness the need for a just transition is necessary.International Livestock Research Institute, 9d ago
With extreme weather negatively impacting food security and the supply chain, IGS’ vertical farming technology is at the forefront of sustainable agriculture, reducing the environmental footprint of food production and helping to ensure year-round access to fresh, locally-grown produce in communities. IGS-powered farms can also produce young hardwood and softwood trees faster and cheaper than traditional methods to help increase carbon capture and contribute to reforestation efforts.verticalfarmdaily.com, 14d ago
He added that WaterAid Nigeria in partnership with Women Development Association for Self- Sustenance and the Bauchi State Governments overall goal was to scale up WASH solutions that are sustainable climate-resilient, gender- responsive and address key cross-cutting elements of other development goals including health, education, poverty, economic growth and nutrition.The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News, 10d ago

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...⛰ 🍽 Land Degradation and Food Security: Explore how land degradation affects soil quality and agricultural productivity, potentially leading to food scarcity and malnutrition in children.SciDev.Net, 6w ago
Agri experts have called for the adoption of indigenous Kenyan crops as a move to enhance food security and nutrition in the nation. Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization Deputy director general for crops, Dr Felister Makini: “The reason why there is so much interest on these crops is because they are highly nutritious and are drought tolerant, hence the need to focus and promote them. … Seed is a key input in farming and food sovereignty not only in Africa but globally. Its quality, availability, accessibility, affordability and diversity have a positive impact on climate resilience and food sovereignty.”...freshplaza.com, 7w ago
FAO tells us that improving food safety along food chains is vital to preventing diseases and trade disruptions. Supporting developing countries in implementing risk-based food safety management and complying with Codex texts is essential. Factors such as national and local production systems must be considered to ensure food safety.Open Access Government, 12w ago
Food and nutrition security can only be achieved with sufficient water of adequate quality, quantity, and reliability. Lack of adequate water affects not only food production, but all components of food systems. Moreover, uncoordinated food and water security strategies limit progress on SDG2 on zero hunger and SDG6 on water and sanitation. Identifying and assessing solutions that jointly support water and food security, and monitoring progress on water–food systems linkages are critical as climate extremes and other stressors increasingly threaten access to water for all.CGIAR, 8w ago
Climate change reduces agricultural productivity and leads to greater instability in crop production, disrupting the global food supply and resulting in food and nutritional insecurity. A transformation of the agricultural sector toward climate-resilient practices is urgently needed to successfully tackle food security and climate change challenges. Climate-smart agriculture is an approach that guides farmers’ actions to transform agri-food systems toward building the agricultural sector’s resilience to climate change based on three pillars: increasing farm productivity and incomes, enhancing the resilience of livelihoods and ecosystems, and reducing and removing greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. Promoting the adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices is crucial to improve smallholder farmers’ capacity to adapt to climate change and mitigate its impact, as well as help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Although smallholder farmers worldwide have adopted numerous practices and technologies (e.g., integrated crop systems, improved pest, water, and nutrient management, improved grassland management, reduced tillage and use of diverse varieties and breeds, restoring degraded lands, and improved the efficiency of input use) to reach the objectives of climate-smart agriculture, the increased uncertainty that climate change imposes calls for more flexible and rapid response capacity in smallholder farming systems.Asian Development Bank, 11w ago
Addressing water scarcity in Tanzania requires collaboration on a global scale. International organizations, such as the United Nations, have partnered with Tanzania to provide technical expertise, financial support, and capacity-building initiatives. These collaborations aim to enhance water resource management practices, support climate change adaptation strategies, and improve access to clean water and sanitation facilities in remote areas.Global Voices, 8w ago

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We reaffirm our commitments to promote conservation, restoration, and the sustainable use and management of natural resources in agriculture, marine resources, fisheries, and forestry and strengthen efforts to combat illegal logging and associated trade, in support of climate resilience and biodiversity efforts, among others. We welcome the deliberations of the 8th APEC Food Security Ministerial Meeting and the Policy Partnership on Food Security’s Principles for Achieving Food Security Through Sustainable Agri-food Systems in the APEC Region, recognizing there is no one-size-fits-all approach. We underscore the role APEC economies play in implementing the Food Security Roadmap Towards 2030 and efforts to address food insecurity. In this regard, we recognize the need for a meaningful outcome on agriculture at the WTO during MC13. To this end, we emphasize the importance of working together to advance sustainable productivity growth; free, open, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent, inclusive and predictable trade and investment environment; preventing and reducing food loss and waste; and climate change mitigation and adaptation to achieve more sustainable, equitable, and resilient agri-food systems.United States Trade Representative, 17d ago
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has disrupted the global food supply chain, already strained by the COVID-19 crisis. Given that both countries are net exporters of essential agricultural products and fertilizers, the war has increased food insecurity in poorer and more vulnerable countries in Asia and Africa. For instance, Egypt, Benin, and Somalia are heavily dependent on wheat imports from Ukraine and Russia. A study suggests that more than 47 million people may suffer from acute food shortages due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. This will increase the bar of global hunger and malnutrition. Russia is also a global hub of fertilizer supply for upholding global food production. In this way, the conflict is adversely impacting the global food value chain from farmers to consumers, including the Indian farm sector.South Asian Voices, 13d ago
European Commission Deputy Director-General for International Partnerships, Myriam Ferran, affirmed: “In this dire context of global food crisis, I want to stress the European Union's commitment to supporting regional efforts towards more sustainable and resilient food systems in the Caribbean. The new EU programme that we are launching here today has consulted with national, regional and international partners and will promote food and nutrition security, particularly for groups in vulnerable situations. It will have a strong focus on facilitating investment as a key driver of growth and development of the agricultural and fishery sector.”...jamaica-gleaner.com, 10d ago
Policymakers face significant challenges in balancing the goals of sustainable land management, food security, and poverty alleviation. Land degradation is one huge challenge. Large areas of land have become unproductive due to soil salinisation alone. Globally, soil salinisation is expected to worsen in the future due to climate change scenarios, which include rising sea levels and their effects on coastal areas, rising temperatures and increased evaporation, etc. Restoring degraded areas, particularly soils impacted by salt, is one way to protect food security. With this in mind, the Indian government has set a goal to restore 26 million hectares of degraded land by 2030.indiaspend.com, 12d ago
To fight food insecurity, The Rockefeller Foundation helped boost crop yields in Asia, Africa, and beyond through modernizing agriculture practices. More recently, it has championed regenerative agriculture and worked to increase global and institutional access to nutritious, sustainably grown foods.The Rockefeller Foundation, 18d ago
Significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions and water quantity and quality improvements can be realized from scaling up of sustainable and regenerative rice cultivation practices and approaches. In rice producing landscapes, which are often in biodiversity hotspots, avoided conversion and restoration of natural ecosystems can have substantial positive impacts for nature, climate (from natural carbon sequestration and adaptation), and communities (from ecosystem services). Notable improvements of farmer livelihoods can also be realized from scaling up of sustainable and regenerative rice cultivation practices and approaches - from crop input reduction and labour reduction cost savings, and stabilizing or increasing yields, to increased access to sustainable market and finance opportunities.World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), 10d ago

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In addition, I argue in favor of promoting Indigenous knowledge of agricultural practices to address social challenges. Indigenous knowledge has a contribution to make to sustainable agricultural productivity and food systems. It also offers insights that may be useful for conserving natural resources such as water, forests and land.phys.org, 6w ago
Nepal is a country with a long history of agriculture. However, in recent years, farmers have faced many challenges, including climate change, pests and diseases, and limited market access. To help farmers overcome these challenges, the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) works to increase the adoption of resource-conserving and climate-resilient technologies and improve farmers’ access to market information and marketing skills. CSISA supports female farmers by improving their access and exposure to agricultural mechanization, knowledge and business skills.Agrilinks, 8w ago
The ‘Mexico-CARICOM-FAO Initiative Cooperation for Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in the Caribbean’ or ‘Resilient Caribbean Initiative’ aims at improving the resilience and adaptation to climate change of agriculture, food systems and vulnerable communities in Caribbean countries. The initiative advances water resource management to increase agricultural productivity. The project will also address the challenge of the low productivity of small-scale farming by providing technological innovation to agricultural producers.jamaica-gleaner.com, 5w ago