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The CCAFS (CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) newsletter Agriculture-Climate Letters - A Science-Policy Bulletin, is a valuable resource for those interested in receiving further updates on the links between food and climate –with a particular focus on developing countries. In their latest issue Sonja Vermeulen, CCAFS head of research, highlights the special issue of Environmental Research Letters on mitigation in the agriculture and land use sectors in developing countries.
This book is the first to address global agro-migration complexes across the Mediterranean regions of south and west Europe.
This presentation by Thomas Allen, Paolo Prosperi, Iuri Peri, Bruce Cogill and Martine Padilla is from the conference Resilience 2014 - Resilience and Development: Mobilizing for Transformation 4-8 May, Montpellier France.
This working paper from the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), discusses Brazil's agroecological policies, and discuss them in relation to what the authors call the ‘Brazilian agricultural dilemma’ or the contradictions and conflicts of disproportionately supporting large-scale agribusiness for export over small-scale family farm production for domestic consumption.
This report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) analyses the major food policy issues and developments in 2013 relating to food and hunger, areas that are crucial in the post-2015 development agenda. The report argues that more ambitious goals have to be set to address the severe problem of hunger and “hidden hunger” (micronutrient deficiencies).
The Food Climate Research Network has published a major new report focusing on China’s changing food system.
Appetite for Change provides a detailed and integrative analysis of the dramatic changes in China’s food system over the last 35 years, and explores the linkages among the environmental, health, economic and cultural trends that are emerging.
On January 22nd USAID’s online knowledge sharing platform Agrilinks held a seminar on Scaling-up Re-greening Solutions in Africa to Boost Smallholder Yields. It discussed a recently released report by World Resources Institute (WRI) on “Improving Land and Water Management”.
Based on the best-selling book by Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill, this film lays out an alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth- an economy where the goal is enough, not more. The film explores specific strategies to fix the financial system, reduce inequality, and create jobs, featuring interviews with leading economists, politicians, and sustainability thinkers such as Tim Jackson, Kate Pickett, Andrew Simms, Natalie Bennett, and Ben Dyson. It is produced and directed by Leeds film-maker Tom Bliss, and includes illustrations by cartoonist Polyp.
The report One Planet Living – The case for Sustainable Consumption and Production in the Post-2015 development agenda, a collaboration between Beyond 2015, Bond for International Development, and BioRegional, argues that sustainable consumption and production need to be included in the post-2015 development agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals.
In this report the Meridian Institute maps the funding activities of seventeen multilateral, bilateral, and philanthropic donors active in the climate change and agriculture arena. Each donor profile includes:
1) climate change and agriculture activities
2) financing for climate change and agriculture
3) geographic emphases, and
4) donor evolution over time.
Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has published a new book focusing on the role of dairy products in improving nutrition in developing countries.