Eco-efficient agriculture could solve “crisis of poverty” – UN

9 March, 2011 by (comments)

Eco-efficient farming could help confront the food and “poverty” crisis by boosting yields and reducing food prices, according to the United Nations (UN),  BusinessGreen reports. The new UN report announced yesterday on UNifeed, Agro-ecology and the Right to Food, argues that a switch to sustainable, or “agro-ecological” agriculture will help maintain the supply of natural resources for our growing population.Read More …

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Green economy key to development success—UN

22 February, 2011 by (comments)

A global transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy will help boost economic growth and reduce poverty, and won’t cost the earth, according to a new report from the UN. Towards a green economy: Pathways to sustainable development and poverty eradication insists that a two per cent investment of global gross domestic product in “greening” key sectors such as agriculture,Read More …

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World Bank to invest billions more in agriculture

16 February, 2011 by (comments)

The World Bank has pledged to invest billions more in agriculture in response to new statistics that show the recent food price hikes are driving millions of people into extreme poverty. The World Bank will increase spending from US$4.1 billion to US$6-8 billion per year, supporting country-led agriculture and food security plans, investments in smallholder farmers, and the advocacyRead More …

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Colombia faces multiple challenges in climate change adaptation

5 August, 2009 by (comments)

After another busy day at the National Dialogue about Climate Change event in Bogota, Colombia, CIAT’s Andy Jarvis provides a round-up. Today we presented our report on the priorities and opportunities for adaptation to climate change in Colombia. Our report looks at the importance of agriculture in the national economy, and attempts to identify some of the major vulnerabilities.Read More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions