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Cassava Best Alternative Crop Against Climate Change, Say Reseachers

The New Vision Newspaper, Kampala
Cassava is likely to become a major food for Ugandans due to the unfolding climate change, according to a senior researcher at Namulonge.

The effects of climate change have led to long dry spells which is limiting the production of other major food crops such as maize that need a lot of water to grow.

Syria's food prospects seriously at risk , United Nations report finds

5 July 2013, Rome - Syria's food security situation has significantly deteriorated over the past year and domestic agricultural production will further decline over the next 12 months if the present conflict continues, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

White House Release on Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jun 28, 2013 (Menafn - WHITE HOUSE RELEASE)Since coming into office in 2009, President Obama has made global food security a foreign policy priority. At last year's Camp David G-8 Summit, President Obama joined with other G-8 leaders, African heads of state, the African Union and private sector leaders in launching the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, with an ambitious pledge to lift 50 million people out of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa by 2022.

Climate Forecast for June, July and August in Lusoga Language Uganda

June, July & August Forecast in Lusoga language for Near Eastern Uganda
Okutwaliiza aghalala; entebereza eti bwenaaba mu Uganda:
Okuva omwezi gwomukaaga okutuuka ogwomunaana okutwaliza aghalala tikiseera kyamaadi kutoonha okusinga mubitundu eb’yobugwandhuuba, ebitundu ebiri ghagati gha Uganda, ebitundu eb’yenhanda Lake Victoria n’ebitundu eby’omubuvandhuba. Aye, kino kiseera k’yamaadhi kutoonha mumambuka ga Uganda.

Indian villagers reap rewards of restoring common land

By Manipadma Jena >>BHUBANESWAR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Heading to the farmers’ fair on the outskirts of Angul, an industrial town in India’s eastern state of Odisha, there’s not a cow to be seen along the roadside.

The 52-year-old headman of the local Juang tribe, Bhagban Pradhan, explains that it’s the season when communities feed their livestock in sheds to give their collectively managed grazing land and forest time to regenerate.

High Level Meeting in Addis Ababa to End Hunger

Addis Ababa, June 26th High Level Meeting of African and International Leaders

Aim for Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa

African and international leaders and key stakeholders in the food security sector will meet at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa from 29 June to 1 July with a view to establishing a Renewed Partnership to End Hunger in Africa.

UNEP Announces Africa Food Security Conference

Africa Food security conference with title "Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to climate change In Africa

The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) is planning an Africa Food security conference with title "Harnessing Ecosystem based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to climate change In Africa" slated to take place in Nairobi by 20-21, August 2013

Obama Announces United States Major Climate Change Action Plan

By Erin Voegele | June 25, 2013 Biomass Magazine
On June 25, President Obama laid out his three-part plan to address climate change during a speech at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Scientific measurements accumulated and reviewed over decades tell us our plant is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all of human kind, he said.

World Meteorological Organization Holds Critical Global Climate Services Discussions in Geneva

Geneva June 26,2013: The World Meteorological Organization(WMO) Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services holds its first session 2 to 5 July 2013 in Geneva to discuss implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). This is a country-driven initiative to provide accurate and accessible climate services to users such as disaster management authorities, water and energy utilities, public health agencies, the transport sector and farmers.

Proof That Hunger can Be Eliminated-FAO recognizes 38 countries for halving hunger

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16 June 2013, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva formally recognized 38 countries for reducing hunger by half well ahead of international targets for the year 2015.

During a high-level ceremony attended by several heads of state, 18 countries received diplomas for early achievement of targets set by both Millennium Development Goal 1 (MDG1) — to halve the proportion of hungry people by 2015 — plus the more stringent World Food Summit (WFS) goal of halving the absolute number of hungry people by 2015.

Uganda Climate Forecast June, July and August 2013 Released


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Global population to soar to 11 billion by 2100 as African population quadruples

By Jill Reilly June 2013 The Daily Mail UK

The world’s population will reach almost eleven billion by the end of the century because of soaring birth rates in Africa, according to new research.
The latest projection is about 800 million - eight percent - more than a previous UN forecast of 10.1 billion issued in 2011.

Researchers had expected fertility on the poorest continent where a woman will give birth to an average of 5.2 children in her lifetime, to fall more quickly than it has.


Nutrition Declared A Priority for Development-United Nations

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram
IPS Columnist

Rome June 6th 2013 (IPS): Jomo Kwame Sundaram, assistant director-general for economic and social development at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), writes that while the Millennium Development Goal of halving hunger by 2015 is within reach, much more needs to be done to eradicate malnutrition, which is the underlying cause of 2.6 million child deaths each year and the reason why a quarter of the world’s children, including a third of children in developing countries, are stunted.

NGOs Urge Nations to Make Every Moment Count till 2015 To Tackle Climate Change

Climate talks open as NGOS urge nations to make every moment count between now and 2015
Bonn, Germany - June 3, 2013: Climate Action Network (CAN) urged countries to continue to make progress outlining the elements of a comprehensive, global agreement that puts us on the path to fair, sustainable development at the UN climate negotiations opening in Bonn, Germany, today.