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  • Britain should grow more crops to avoid global food crisis, say MPs

    22 July 2009, source: The Guardian
    URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jul/21/britain-food-supplies

    London:  Britain should grow far more fruit, vegetables and cereals to help feed the extra 2.7 billion people there may be in the world within 40 years, said a powerful committee of MPs in a report published today. Michael Jack, who chairs the environment, food and rural affairs (Efra) committee, said: "If people go hungry then political stability goes out of the window...
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  • New parliamentary forum to fight climate change

    21 July 2009, source: The New Vision
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200907200515.html

    Kampala:  The snow caps on Mt. Rwenzori are melting, crops are failing due to erratic rain and much of Uganda is experiencing food shortage. Although Uganda may not have contributed to climate change as much as other countries, it will be hit just as hard, if not harder, by the effects of climate change...
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  • Remote sensing coming of age

    21 July 2009, source: Irin
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=85346

    Cape Town:   The use of remote sensing and satellite imaging looks set to become more widespread in South Africa as sustainable agriculture and natural resource management become more urgent in the face of climate change.   Remote sensing, a technique that uses recorded or real-time wireless sensing devices to collect information on an object or phenomenon, is proving more successful in South Africa than other African countries for two reasons: South Africa has the required telecommunications network infrastructure to support remote sensing, and its higher internet capacity means that information can be transmitted consistently and timeously...
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  • SA falling behind on 'going green'

    21 July 2009, source: Business Day
    URL: http://www.businessday.co.za/articles/Content.aspx?id=76232

    Johannesburg: Many South African companies are losing sight of their carbon footprint reduction programmes in the midst of the market turmoil.  South African companies are asking themselves whether it is better to start developing a carbon management strategy now or to wait and see what transpires with impending climate change regulations, analysts say...
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  • Clinton: Indian Agricultural Research Institute comments

    21 July 2009, source: US Department of State
    URL: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2009a/july/126207.htm

      New Delhi:  Here at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, some of India's top scientists are working to solve one of the most difficult challenges we face as a global community: the problem of chronic hunger and malnutrition, which affect nearly a billion people in the world.  You know, hunger affects the entire human condition...
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  • World Bank pledges support to Nigerian climate investors

    21 July 2009, source: Guardian Newspaper
    URL: http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/homes_property/article02/indexn2_html?pdate=200709&ptitle=World%20Bank%20pledges%20support%20to%20Nigerian%20climate%20investors

    Laos:  Against declining investments in the light of the global economic depression, the World Bank is urging Nigeria's organised private sector to go green and tap into a new chain of opportunities available in the carbon market and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The bank says that companies stand to make more money by going 'green', as development can no longer be business as usual...
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  • When going gets tough, crops that get growing

    21 July 2009, source: The East African
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/printable/200907201281.html

    Nairobi:   Millions of gene banks in the world will benefit from a new grant from the Global Crop Diversity Trust.  The money will support research in biodiversity, which is critical to safeguard food production against the ravages of climate change. Some 1,500 seed samples are in gene banks...
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  • Tanzania on the road to clean energy for cars and domestic use

    21 July 2009, source: The East African
    URL: http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/-/2558/625828/-/view/printVersion/-/b0j5yi/-/index.html

    Dar es Salaam:  Tanzania has introduced the first ever natural gas compression plant to power motor vehicles and other domestic gadgets.  The shift is expected to halve both the cost and dependence on charcoal and petroleum products, hence reducing gas emissions and the cost of living.  Until June this year, the country had saved more than $1 billion from the use of natural gas in electricity generation and industrial production...
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  • Acord: Investing in agriculture for economic growth and food security

    21 July 2009, source: ReliefWeb
    URL: http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/OYAH-7TQMWH?OpenDocument

    African governments must live up to their commitments to invest at least 10% of the national budgets in agriculture, in order to address the current food crisis and break Africa's present dependency on the whims of the global market. This must be coupled with a focus on protecting the most vulnerable...
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  • Turning the tide on farm productivity in Africa - an agroforestry solution

    20 July 2009, source: Science Alert
    URL: http://www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20091907-19443.html

    Lusaka:  A recent cross-site visit to share the successes of an agroforestry programme in Malawi with conservation agriculture practices in Zambia has scientists excited about a system of maize production that could transform the lives of millions of farmers.   "By combining the best of both systems, we believe it is possible to double or even triple maize yields without an increase in labour or the need to apply mineral fertilizers," says Dr Dennis Garrity, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre...
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  • Agriculture to be pillar of US-India co-operation

    20 July 2009, source: The Hindu
    URL: http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/015200907192051.htm

    New Delhi:  Stating that India was well positioned to help it lead the fight against hunger, the US on Sunday said agriculture will be the strongest of the five pillars of co-operation the Obama administration was seeking with New Delhi.   "We will be announcing the five pillars of our cooperation (after talks tomorrow)...
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  • Margolis: India and climate change

    20 July 2009, source: Wall Street Journal
    URL: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124787011359360457.html

    New York:   As the world community gears up for another round of climate-change talks -- and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Delhi on Sunday for meetings with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh -- a central issue will be how to bring developing countries into a climate-change pact...
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  • Kenya to include climate change in devt blueprint

    20 July 2009, source: Capital News
    URL: http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/Local/Kenya-to-include-climate-change-in-devt-blueprint-5103.html

    Nairobi:  The government is now planning to revise Vision 2030 to include the issue of climate change.  Nominated MP Rachael Shebesh said on Tuesday that the Ministry of Planning had accepted to include disaster risk reduction focusing on climate change in the ambitious plan. "You know planning is everything...
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  • Africa's struggle to be heard in global summits

    20 July 2009, source: IC Publications
    URL: http://www.africasia.com/services/news/newsitem.php?area=africa&item=090719031002.3crxu7lt.php

    Paris:  The pledges trip easily off the tongues of global leaders on summit occasions, but experts canvassed by AFP fear African nations may forever struggle to be truly heard no matter the global forum.  The days of undue Group of Eight influence on their lot may be numbered, given admissions at this month's summit gathering Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Russia and the US in Italy's earthquake-hit L'Aquila...
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  • Adopt African views on forestry

    20 July 2009, source: Business Daily
    URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200907100791.html

    Nairobi:  In the run-up to this year's global climate negotiations in Copenhagen, the international community is fiercely debating proposals for mitigating climate change, including strategies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD).  African forests - which cover 635 million hectares and account for 16 per cent of the world's forests - are attracting increasing attention...
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