With the reality of climate change becoming more real by the day, including its impact on food sources, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is urging communities around the world not to take the prickly cactus for granted.
Al Gore addresses the conference saying, "I’m gonna show you some slides. That’s what I do," and we speak with an astronaut.
In Bonn, new initiatives were announced to push forward the transition to renewable energy and to show that more ambitious clean energy development can quickly become a bigger part of national climate plans submitted under the Paris Agreement.
The COP23 in Bonn, Germany, starts on Mon., 6 November. The UN Department of Public Information will be on the scene, writing a daily blog post.
IFAD report shows that for every dollar invested through its Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), farmers could earn a return of between $1.40 and $2.60 over a 20 year period by applying climate change adaptation practices.
"Pulses are good for people, and are good for soils," Eduardo Mansur, the head of FAO's land and water division, said today at an event that highlighted the promising future of edible seeds such as lentils, chickpeas and pigeon peas, all often neglected in the shadow of the world's major staple grains.
As the worst El Niño-induced drought has sparked a sharp deterioration in food security and massive drop in agricultural and pastoral production in Ethiopia, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) presented a $50 million plan to assist agriculture- and livestock-dependent households and enhance their resilience.
The Mediterranean region is undergoing a “nutrition transition” away from its traditional diet, long revered as a model for healthy living and sustainable food systems and known for preserving the environment and empowering local producers, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.
The prices of major food commodities continued their downward trajectory through May as cereal prices dropped amid an increasingly favourable forecast for this year’s harvests, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) confirmed today.