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FAO Calls for Partnerships to Address Global Aquaculture Demand [viewed]

FAO15 October 2013: At the seventh session of the Committee on Fisheries Sub-Committee on Aquaculture (COFI AQ), over 50 countries endorsed a Global Aquaculture Advancement Partnership (GAAP) programme to bring together a broad range of public and private sector stakeholders to find sustainable aquaculture solutions.

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Ramsar, UNESCO-IHE Establish the Ramsar Chair for the 'Wise Use of Wetlands' [viewed]

ramsar-unesco15 October 2013: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) has reported that it signed an agreement with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE) and Charles Sturt University establishing the Ramsar Chair for the 'Wise Use of Wetlands' during the Budapest High Level Water Summit.

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ADB, International Rice Research Institute Collaborate on Climate-Resilient Rice [viewed]

ADB25 September 2013: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced it is collaborating with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to develop climate-resilient rice, as part of efforts to boost productivity in water-scarce and drought-prone areas. A first technical assistance project resulted in a yield increase of up to 30% with reduced water use.

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ICRI Announces New Draft Strategy to Curb Lionfish Invasions [viewed]

ICRI11 October 2013: The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) announced that the Regional Lionfish Committee (RLC), also known as Ad Hoc Committee for the Caribbean Regional Response to the Lionfish Invasion, has coordinated the development of a regional Strategy to guide action by stakeholders concerned with, and impacted by, the lionfish invasion. 

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UNEP-WCMC Releases Ecosystem Service Site-Assessment Toolkit [viewed]

Unep-WcmcOctober 2013: The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), together with BirdLife International and 13 other institutions, has developed 'The Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA).' TESSA is intended to guide non-specialists through a selection of methods to identify site-specific ecosystem services and specifies "winners" and "losers" as a result of the change of ecosystem service availability.

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FAO and FEM Announce Partnership for European Mountain Forests [viewed]

FAO7 October 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Edmund Mach Foundation (FEM) have announced a partnership to strengthen knowledge and capacity for sustainable forest management (SFM) in Europe.

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Coral Triangle Project to Receive US$4.5 Million [viewed]

worldbank-coraltraingle30 September 2013: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved US$4.5 million for the regional Capturing Coral Reef and Related Ecosystem Services Project. Focused on Indonesia and the Philippines, the project aims to design models for valuing mangrove, sea grass and coral reef ecosystems services to inform policy and decision-making, in this biodiversity epicenter.

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UNDP Launches Portal on Anti-Corruption for Development [viewed]

UNDPOctober 2013: The UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Democratic Governance Group has launched the Global Portal on Anti-Corruption for Development, a web platform on anti-corruption for sustainable development. The platform provides knowledge on efforts to address corruption alongside development challenges such as climate change, gender equality and empowerment, human rights, illicit financial flows and natural resource management (NRM).

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ICARDA Supports Conservation Agriculture and Integrated Pest Management Activities [viewed]

ICARDA-LogoSeptember 2013: In the September edition of its monthly update, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) highlights the impacts of its work on conservation agriculture in Iraq, on wheat disease in Central Asia and on integrated pest management.

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ITPGR Launches Online Tools for Managing Seeds and Genetic Material [viewed]

ITPGR24 September 2013: The Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) has presented two new sets of information technology tools designed to support implementation of the Treaty by facilitating the transfer of seeds and other genetic material and enhancing their management at the national level. The presentations took place alongside the Fifth Session of the Governing Body of the ITPGR held in Muscat, Oman, from 24-28 September 2013.

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