Food Security & Agriculture

New global agriculture maps released

Radar image of land use in the Po Basin, Italy, acquired on 14 December 2012.

In order to enhance global cropland information for regional and global food security planning and information on field size, two new global maps have been recently released in the journal Global Change Biology.

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Integrated DRR, adaptation and rural development: Online diploma

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Integrated DRR, CBA and Rural Development. The Center for Sustainable Development—CSDI—is announcing the launch of a diploma module "Integrated DRR, adaptation and rural development: Online diploma" of eight online

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02/02/2015 to 30/03/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Wed, 21/01/2015

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Center for Sustainable Development, Online Learning (CSDi)

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2014 Symposium: Drought in the life, cultures, and landscapes of Great Plains

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2011 and 2012 witnessed two of the worst Great Plains droughts in recent memory, a tragic counterpoint to the damaging floods of 2011 and a return to the stressful times of 1998-2006. Drought is a recurring pattern in this semi-arid region, with severe droughts in the 1890s, 1930s, 1950s and 1980s. Indeed, using tree ring, lake sediment, and dune records, scientists have documented the periodic return of severe droughts. Based on such evidence, some scientists have observed that drought was the dominant feature of climate rather than the exception.

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01/04/2014 to 04/04/2014

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Lincoln, Nebraska

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National Drought Mitigation Center NDMC

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute

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From ground to growth: Can Africa's hidden water resource help secure future agricultural growth and food security

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Twelve months ago a paper on Africa’s water resources made the news headlines.

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21/03/2014

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Overseas Development Institute

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Water, food, energy, climate: Smart solutions for 2050

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The world’s population is exploding at a rate of 80 million a year. With all those mouths to feed we’re going to need a lot more food – and water and energy too. Growing food uses up 70% of the world’s freshwater, which requires pumping to our taps / pumping to where it’s needed, which in turn requires vast amounts of energy, which in turn affects the climate. Water, energy, food, climate: everything is connected.

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31/03/2014

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London

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Royal Institution of Great Britain

Event Organisers: 

Intelligence Squared

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6th international training course on climate risk management in a changing environment

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Understanding the science of climate change and potential interventions and their integration into development policies and practices has become a challenge for development and

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The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center invites practitioners from: Government policy makers and development practitioners representing planning agencies, local authorities, land use planning offices, disaster risk management agencies, climate change secretariats or offices attached to national level ministries or sub-national government authorities UN development and environmental agencies, international organizations such as Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, donor agencies and NGOs working on climate risk management, climate change adaptation, disaster risk management or green development programs Academe such as Universities, research institutes or training institutes on climate risk management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk management Private sector such as insurance and construction industries Media and charity & faith based organizations working on climate change adaptation, climate risk management or disaster risk management

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01/09/2014 to 10/09/2014

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Sat, 19/07/2014

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Bangkok

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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

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