High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy

A new World Bank reports finds that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could hinder economic growth, spur migration, and spark conflict. However, most countries can neutralize the adverse impacts of water scarcity by taking action to allocate and use water resources more efficiently. Key Findings Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost some […]


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FAO: Sizing up livestock farming’s carbon footprint

FAO tool helps livestock farmers to improve productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions 23 August 2016, Rome – A new and interactive tool released by FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly. […]


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Ethiopia has staved off worst of El Niño, but possible impacts of La Niña looming large

$45 million additional funding urgently needed to support Ethiopian agriculture Tomas elías Gonzalez Benitez 12 August 2016, Rome – With this year’s main planting season winding down in Ethiopia, there is still a small window of opportunity in September for farmers to plant the last set of crops this year and grow food for millions […]


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FAO: Agricultura comercial generó casi el 70 % de la deforestación en América Latina

En América Latina, la agricultura comercial es la principal causante de la deforestación, según el nuevo informe de la FAO, El estado de los bosques del mundo 2016 (SOFO, por sus siglas en inglés). El SOFO señala que la agricultura comercial generó casi el 70 % de la deforestación en América Latina entre el periodo […]


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