Tag Archives: Agriculture

Oxfam Highlights Critical Lessons Learned in IPCC Report

The latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change – the leading body for the assessment of global climate change – has gained a lot of attention for its strong language and concern about the future of food security … Continue reading

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Malagasy Smallholders: Coping Mechanisms & Adaptation Strategies

The 38th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) met from March 25-29, 2014 to complete the Fifth Assessment Report on adaptation, vulnerability and climate change impacts. And, although this extensive report covers a range of topics and … Continue reading

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What Exactly Is Climate-Smart Agriculture?

Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) acknowledges the fact that climate change is a crosscutting issue with the need for an integrated approach to food security, environmental quality, human welfare and other development goals. Agriculture is uniquely situated between climate change adaptation and … Continue reading

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A Shimmering Example of Watershed Management on World Water Day

Productive agricultural landscapes, healthy communities and resilient livelihoods are all dependent on the sound management of freshwater resources. 2014 World Water Day gives us the opportunity to recall that integrated watershed management is an important factor in realizing sustainable ecological … Continue reading

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Zooming in on Tree Based Ecosystem Approaches

In November 2013, we introduced EcoAgriculture’s discussion paper: “Taking Tree Based Ecosystem Approaches to Scale: Evidence of drivers and impacts on food security, climate change resilience and carbon sequestration.” Now, during the 2014 World Congress on Agroforestry, we revisit the study by zooming … Continue reading

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Infographic Break: Big Facts on Climate Change and Agriculture

Big Facts is two things. First, it’s a new way to visualize facts related to climate change, agriculture and food security. Second, it’s a source for reliable information on these issues amid a dizzying array of claims that appear in … Continue reading

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Social and Environmental Factors in Finance: Looking at the Bottom Line

Today author Jesse Last of Root Capital, a social investment fund that provides credit and financial training to agricultural enterprises in Africa and Latin America, discusses how Root Capital integrates social and environmental factors into credit decisions. The organization supports businesses that are … Continue reading

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A Sustainable Development Goal for Agriculture

As the date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) nears, with 2015 in rapid approach, discussion around a new set of ‘Sustainable Development Goals‘ (SDGs) has been building. Where the MDGs set forward specific targets for hunger, health, environment, … Continue reading

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Fast Forward to 2030: What the Future Holds for Food and Farming

Post and graphics by Farming First At the Global Landscapes Forum last weekend, in addition to much clamour over UNFCCC negotiations, there was also discussion of the Sustainable Development Goals under design. While these goals tackle major challenges facing people … Continue reading

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Are Youth our Path to a Climate Resilient Agricultural Future?

Whitney Houston once sang ‘I believe the children are our future.” But when so many places are experiencing the effects of climate change right now, do we really have time to focus on the future? During the first session of the … Continue reading

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