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Nature4Climate Statement on Study in Nature Climate Change on Food Security


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“Efforts to tackle climate change do not have to work at cross-purposes with the need to feed a growing world population. Natural climate solutions, which are urgently required to provide a third of the world’s climate solution by 2030, can work in harmony with sectors like agriculture and forestry. Take reforestation of degraded and unused …

GM Mustard: A Baby Step Towards Food Security? Ankur Aggarwal, Managing Director, Crystal Crop Protection

On 11 May 2017, India’s regulator for transgenic products, the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) under the Environment Ministry, recommended approval for commercial production of GM mustard. If the Ministry grants permission, it will be a first for a GM food crop in India. GM crops have been a contentious issue in India for over …

Linking Rural Economic Development and Food Security: A Sustainable Approach


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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Malaysia Global Business Forum (MGBF) has recently conducted a series of high level discussions with stakeholders ahead of the launch of the MGBF Food Security Initiative next month. The goals of the discussions were to understand the role that rural planning and develop will play in the …

African Economic Conference 2016: Ending hunger and enabling food security in Africa

Abuja, Nigeria, December 2, 2016 – Researchers, policy-makers and development partners converge in Abuja, Nigeria, for the 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) from December 5-7, 2016, to share ideas on topical African development issues including how to end hunger and ensure food security in Africa. About 300 participants are expected to attend the annual event …

ASEAN Leaders Launch Grow Asia to Boost Food Security and Farmers

Grow Asia aims to strengthen food security and sustainable agriculture in the ASEAN region, reaching 10 million farmers by 2020 Endorsed by all 10 ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture, the partnership engages over 100 organizations from government, private sector, civil society and farmers’ associations The governments of Australia and Canada have pledged $9.5 million to support …

Agricultural R&D Spending on the Rise, but Low-Income Countries Continue to Lag Behind

Washington D.C.—Global challenges, including the recent food and financial crises and climate change, highlight the need for continued and scaled-up investments in agricultural research and development (R&D). The report ASTI Global Assessment of Agricultural R&D Spending, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI) Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators initiative (ASTI) and the Global …

IMF – Development Committee Communiqué

Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries Tokyo, Japan October 13, 2012 1. The Development Committee met today, October 13, 2012, in Tokyo. 2. The global economy remains vulnerable. Challenges persist in many developed economies, while growth is slowing …