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Food in 2013: Pay more, Waste Less

The Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, wrote that Canadians are likely to see a 1.5%-3.5% increase in food prices in 2013 due to various factors like the 2012 drought, changes in market supply, and overall climate change. The article promotes cutting food waste, as high as 38% in Canadian households, as a top strategy […]

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Nigeria, FAO, Others Sign Food Security Pact

The FAO, Nigeria, and other African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) states formed a partnership against hunger and poverty. The agreement seeks to improve food security in part by developing improved food products and establishing stronger standards and marketing techniques, important components to combatting food loss.  http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nigeria-fao-others-sign-food-security-pact/133880/

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Climate Change and Food Systems

A new report by CGIAR titled Climate Change and Food Systems: Annual Review of Environment and Resources describes why the environment must be directly addressed in plans to restructure and improve global food supply and distribution systems. The report also discusses how climate change affects smallholder farmers and gives suggestions for adaptive technologies, all important […]

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Notre Dame Global Adaptation Institute

The Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) recently developed an index that assesses country readiness for various types of investments from public and private sectors. CEO Jose Daboub expects the index to help investors make decisions towards both business and social responsbility goals. Read more about why the index will be useful and to whom in a […]

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Weather and Climate

Natural disasters, extreme weather, and climate change can cause significant levels of crop loss. Storms like Hurricane Sany and the Tamil Cyclone have flooded fields and ruined crops while hardhitting droughts continue to cripple major grain suppliers in the United States. A major challenge facing stakeholders of the global food system is to reduce postharvest […]

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The Readiness Matrix by GAIN

The Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) recently developed an index that assesses country readiness for various types of investments from public and private sectors. CEO Jose Daboub expects the index to help investors make decisions towards both business and social responsbility goals. Read more about why the index will be useful and to whom in a […]

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Facilities for Mindanao Farmers Built by Japanese NGO Completed

A Japanese NGO turned over postharvest loss facilities in the southern part of the Philippines, worth around $400,000 USD, which were constructed using Japanese government funds for the “Construction of Small-Scale Agriculture Facilities for Climate Change Adaptation” project. At least 9 other facilities have been constructed for crops such as rice, corn, and cassava. http://businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/business/agri-commodities/2499-facilities-for-mindanao-farmers-built-by-japanese-ngo-completed

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FAO Slashes Grain F’casts, World Food Prices Stay High

The FAO predicts the balance of world cereal supply and demand will be tighter in 2012-2013 than in 2011-2012 due to climate effects. The US drought continues with over half the country suffering at least moderate conditions. Prices are projected to be high, though India stands to benefit. On Saturday, the Food Corporation of India will […]

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Oxfam: CFS Needs to ‘Fix the Broken Global Food System’

Oxfam produced recommendations for the 39th session of the Committee on World Food Security yesterday. Their recommendations followed the publication of a report last week by the FAO, entitled “The State of Food Insecurity in the World.” The recommendations suggest for an increased focus on developing sustainable farming practices, and also target the smallholder farmer. http://www.devex.com/en/news/blogs/oxfam-cfs-needs-to-fix-the-broken-global-food-system?blog_id=the-development-newswire&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRogsq7LZKXonjHpfsX76u0tUKW3lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4CRcBmI%2FqLAzICFpZo2FFcH%2FaQZA%3D%3D

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Information Technology Mitigates Effects of Climate Events in the Developing Countries

Information technology is being used to address PHL in smallholder African farming communities, by giving access to market information, preventing price exploitation by speculators, and through the provision of warehouse receipts. Esoko in Ghana is partnered with the International Finance Corporation and the Soros Economic Development Fund on a project which sends crop price text […]

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