UN Convention to Combat Desertification Responds to Canada’s Withdrawal from Convention (UNCCD)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.unccd.int/en/media-center/MediaNews/Pages/highlightdetail.aspx?HighlightID=181 29/03/2013. Yesterday, Canada notified the UN Secretary-General, the depositary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), of its decision to withdraw from the Convention. The UNCCD is the only legally binding instrument that addresses desertification/land degradation and drought. Canada, a country that is frequently subjected…

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The Food Think Tank Letter to Me

Dear Dr Abdul Raziq, This week, Ellen Gustafson and I are incredibly excited to share that  Food Tank: The Food Think Tank (FAO) will be partnering over the next two years with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization to highlight the important role family farmers play in improving food security, alleviating poverty, enhancing ecoystem services, improving gender equity, creating opportunities […]

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Food security is hard

See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock Agenda SLA Despite decades of literature and body of experience to the contrary, it seems that the policy world, and indeed much development implementation, continues to view issues of hunger as the relatively straightforward outcome of production shortfalls… See on agro.biodiver.se

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