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28 January 2016
Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
ANALYSIS - Land management and mitigating the effects of climate change are expected to be the major challenges to the European farming sector and the focus for the Common Agricultural Policy....
22 January 2016
Ethiopia Faces El Niño Emergency as Livestock, Crops Lost
ETHIOPIA - The strongest El Niño weather episode in the last several decades has caused repeated crop failure, decimated livestock herds and driven some 10.2 million people across Ethiopia into...
15 January 2016
Zimbabwean Sheep, Goat Farmers Destock as Drought Worsens
ZIMBABWE - Cattle producers in Zimbabwe are destocking as drought conditions bite into the beef industry, leading to an increase in the number of slaughtered animals, with the number of sheep...
13 January 2016
OFC - What Strategies are Needed to Feed a Growing Population?
UK - Sustainable intensification strategies to give greater production but with a lower environmental impact will be necessary to meet the rising demand for food, as the world population grows...
12 January 2016
El Niño Impacts to Hit NZ Farmers for Months
NEW ZEALAND - Recent rain has been a welcome respite from ongoing dry weather conditions in much of the country, but farmers in drought-affected parts of New Zealand will continue to feel the...
06 January 2016
Research Finds Improved Land Use Efficiency Helps Climate
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge into the potential for sparing land from food production to balance greenhouse gas emissions has shown that emissions from the UK farming industry...
05 January 2016
London Buses Get Greener by Running on Meat Waste
UK - Almost a third of London's bus fleet will soon be running on a greener blend of diesel, made from blending diesel with renewable biodiesel from waste products, including cooking oil and...
04 January 2016
Help Extended for Flood-Hit UK Farmers
UK - Farmers hit by Storm Eva flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire will receive emergency funding of up to £20,000 each, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced....
30 December 2015
Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
El Niño Lowers Early Production Outlook in Southern Africa
GLOBAL - Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures....
22 December 2015
Poster Campaign Halves Dog Fouling on Farmland
SCOTLAND, UK - A dramatic pilot poster campaign urging dog walkers to clean up after their pets has more than halved the incidence of dog fouling on agricultural land....
15 December 2015
Breakthrough Climate Agreement Supports Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed the approval of the Paris Agreement on climate change, saying that "for the first time ever, food security features in a global...
11 December 2015
South Africa Faces Worst Drought in Thirty Years
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa will be facing a disaster if it doesn’t rain by the end of December. Over the past year, El Niño has caused below average rainfall in many parts of the country,...
10 December 2015
Severe Flooding Hits Farmers in Britain and Ireland
UK, IRELAND - Farming organisations in the UK and Ireland are calling on governments to ensure farmers are remembered during the clean-up operation, following severe flooding in both countries...
09 December 2015
Most Nitrogen Lost from Grassland Not a Climate Concern
IRELAND - Newly published research into soil processes discovers that over half the nitrogen applied to grazed grassland soils in temperate regions was lost as environmentally benign di-nitrogen...
04 December 2015
Climate Change Puts Food Security Progress At Risk, USDA Says
US - Climate change is likely to impede progress on reducing undernourishment around the world in the decades ahead, according to a major scientific assessment released by the US Department of...
03 December 2015
Hand-in-Hand Approach Needed to Address Hunger and Climate Change
GLOBAL - Providing support to developing countries and their agricultural sectors is essential for the global goals of eradicating hunger and tackling the challenges of climate change, said FAO...
02 December 2015
How Can Food Be Produced in the Face of Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - More information needs to be made available on the impact of climate change on food production in order to mitigate its effects in future, writes Chris Harris....
Farmers Notice Increase in Severe Weather Events
UK - As the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) today hosts its ‘Farmers’ Day’, a new survey from the National Farmers Union has highlighted the damage that severe weather events have inflicted...
27 November 2015
Climate Disasters Pose Growing Threat to Food Security
GLOBAL - Droughts, floods, storms and other disasters triggered by climate change have risen in frequency and severity, putting many developing countries at risk of growing food insecurity, FAO...
26 November 2015
Conserve Diverse Breeds to Adapt to Climate Change, FAO Urges
GLOBAL - In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), FAO has released new guidelines to assist countries in better conserving and sustainably using genetic...
25 November 2015
Should Food Production Change to Combat Climate Change?
ANALYSIS - Food production counts for 30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and this is largely due to growing crops and rearing livestock....
16 November 2015
Weather: El Niño’s Global Impact, US November Outlook
ANALYSIS - El Niño is expected to peak in December, according to the US' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....
04 November 2015
UK's Agri-Environment Scheme is Too Confusing, say Farmers
UK - Farmers and growers say the new agri-environment scheme in this country is too complex to take part in, according to a new survey by the NFU....
22 October 2015
The Scoop on Poop – Why is Manure Important?
ANALYSIS - For years, livestock farmers have used manure as a fertilizer, soil amendment, energy source and even construction material....
21 October 2015
Appeals to End Hunger, Support Farmers Mark World Food Day
GLOBAL - Leading figures in agricultural policy marked World Food Day on Friday with appeals to combat hunger and malnutrition....
20 October 2015
Survey Highlights Consumer Misunderstanding of Food Waste
EU - A Flash Eurobarometer survey on food waste has confirmed that few Europeans understand the meaning of 'use by' and 'best before' dates....
19 October 2015
Agriculture Must be Included in Global Climate Change Debate
GLOBAL - All countries should strive to ensure an ambitious agreement to tackle climate change, putting food security and agriculture at the centre of debates on the issue, agriculture experts...
16 October 2015
EU Rejects National Bans on GM Food, Feed
EUROPE - Individual countries within the EU should not be allowed to decide to ban GM food and feed products, Environment Committee MEPs decided this week....
EU Politicians Agree to Strengthen Organic Rules
EUROPE - Organic farmers, processors, traders and importers must meet higher but realistic sustainability criteria and undergo strict food fraud checks to boost trust in the EU organic label,...

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