In the Cyberlibrary
Indigenous Adaptation Strategies: Small-scale Farming in Uganda
Ben Twinomugisha describes small-scale farmers' livelihoods and food security strategies in Uganda. Published July 2011
Putting Farmers First for Biofuel Production
Timothy Singer and Matthew Basinger present key findings and lessons from a survey of jatropha farmers in Koulikoro, Mali. Published April 2011
Climate Change and Pastoralism
Ced Hesse describes the challenges facing African pastoralists and key areas of policy intervention needed to help them cope with climate change. Published October 2007
2004 - International Year of Rice
"Rice is Life" is the theme of the International Year of Rice. Newswatch editor Sarah Granich reports. Published August 2004
Millions at Risk
The results of a recent assessment of global climate impacts are described by Martin Parry, co-chair of IPCC Working Group II, and his collaborators. Published September 2002
The Rise and Fall of the Blue Revolution
Alfredo Quarto discusses the state of the global aquaculture industry and its environmental and economic impacts. Published June 1999
Global Food Production at Risk
Bo Döös discusses the processes of environmental degradation that could affect global food production. Published August 1994
Desertification and Climate Change
Mick Kelly and Mike Hulme address the complex and often uncertain links between climate change, prolonged aridification or desiccation, and desertification. Published August 1993
On the Web
Agriculture and Climate Change: An Agenda for Negotiation in Copenhagen
Agriculture and Climate Change, from the International Food Policy Research Institute, suggests negotiating outcomes for both mitigation and adaptation funding that will support climate change goals while enhancing the well-being of people who manage and depend on agriculture, especially in the developing world. Published March 2009
Assessing Biofuels, from UNEP, recommends new planning and management approaches to balance the beneficial effects of the production of biofuels with their environmental and social consequences. Published 2010
Blog World Hunger
Blog World Hunger, from the International Food Policy Research Institute, discusses sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty.
Climate Change and Food Security in Pacific Island Countries
Climate Change and Food Security in Pacific Island Countries, from FAO and SPREP, assesses the implications of climate change for food security in the Pacific region. Published December 2008
Climate Change: Impact on agriculture and costs of adaptation
Climate Change: Impact on agriculture and costs of adaptation , from the International Food Policy Research Institute, quantifies the impact of climate change on agriculture, assesses the consequences for food security and estimates the investments that would offset the negative consequences for human well-being, particularly for those most vulnerable. Published October 2009
Crop Prospects and Food Situation
In addition to a short global cereal supply and demand brief, this bi-monthly report provide regionals cereal balances and overviews of the food security situation, including a list of countries in crisis requiring external assistance.
e-agriculture.org is a global initiative to enhance sustainable agricultural development and food security by improving the use of information, communication, and associated technologies in the sector. In Global Examples, the site shares stories of projects, activities or practices that illustrate e-agriculture activities.
Economywide Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa
Economywide Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, from the International Food Policy Research Institute, presents two possible adaptation options to climate change for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Fish for All
"Fish for All" is a global initiative aimed at bringing together policy makers, scientists, stakeholders and non-governmental organizations to create dialogue, policy analysis and studies for solutions to the future of aquatic life and food security and nutrition for those who use and depend on fish.
Play the computer game, Food Force, and learn about drought, conflict and the politics of food aid.
Food Security, Farming and Climate Change to 2050
Food Security, Farming and Climate Change to 2050, from the International Food Policy Research Institute, assesses how serious the danger to food security might be and suggests some steps policymakers can take to remedy the situation. Published December 2010
Global Crop Diversity Trust
The Trust is a public-private partnership raising funds to establish an endowment fund that will provide complete and continuous funding for key crop collections in eternity. the website contains background information about crop diversity, including slideshows.
Global Hunger Index
The World Hunger Index, from the International Food Policy Research Institute, shows that worldwide progress in reducing hunger remains slow. The 2009 global Global Hunger Index has fallen by only one quarter from the 1990 value. Published October 2009
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), whose mandate is to seek sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty, regularly publishes policy briefs on agricultural issues related to climate change.
Impacts of Climate Change on World Food Supply
The results of a study of climate impacts on crop yields are available at this site and can be viewed through an interactive query interface.
Livestock's Long Shadow
Livestock's Long Shadow, from the Livestock, Environment and Development Initiative, aims to assess the full impact of the livestock sector on environmental problems, along with potential technical and policy approaches to mitigation. Published November 2006
Modern and Mobile
Modern and Mobile, from the International Institute for Environment and Development and SOS Sahel UK, is about the critical role mobile livestock keeping plays in the economic prosperity of Africa's drylands, including its potential in assisting adaptation to climate change. Published October 2009
The State of Food Insecurity in the World
The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2010, from the Food and Agriculture Organization, focuses on people living in a group of countries in which the incidence of hunger is particularly high and persistent, and which face particular challenges in meeting the Millennium Development Goals targets – namely countries in protracted crisis. Published October 2010
The World Food Situation: New Driving Forces and Required Actions
The World Food Situation, from the International Food Policy Research Institute, provides an assessment of global food supplies and prices. It concludes that business as usual could mean increased misery, especially for the world's poorest populations. A mix of policy actions that avoids damage and fosters positive responses is required. Published December 2007
Towards Food Sovereignty
Towards Food Sovereignty, from the International Institute for Environment and Development, is an online book with full colour photo illustrations and linked video and audio files. It describes the ecological basis of food and agriculture, the social and environmental costs of modern food systems and the policy reversals needed to democratize food systems. Published May 2008
UNEP Bioenergy Issue Paper Series
The Bioenergy Issue Paper Series, from UNEP, covers various topics related to bioenergy, including land-use change, water, invasive species and stakeholder involvement. Published, 2010 onwards
Autogenerated: 15 May 2015