Intergovernmental Process

Event: Counting on the Environment: The Contribution of Forests to Rural Livelihoods [viewed]

This policy research conference aims to increase awareness about the links between the natural environment and poverty by presenting new research findings and bringing together researchers, policy makers and practitioners.  

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FAO Leads Project on Reviving Agricultural Research in DRC [viewed]

14 February 2011: The Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) is leading a project to help build capacity of agricultural scientists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Bioversity International Publishes Report on Global Diversity of Taro [viewed]

3 February 2011: A new publication from Bioversity International, "The Global Diversity of Taro," addresses approaches to combatting diseases like taro leaf blight. Bioversity International is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

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IFPRI Paper Discusses Opportunities, Challenges of Nanotechnologies for Poor [viewed]

February 2011: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), a center of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has released a paper assessing opportunities and challenges for mobilizing nanotechnologies for agriculture, food and water for the benefit of poor farmers in developing countries.

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RRI Dialogue Addresses Developments on REDD+ [viewed]

8 February 2011: The ninth Rights and Resources (RRI) Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change took place in London, UK, on 8 February 2011, bringing together international and non-governmental organizations, civil servants and representatives from civil society organizations, academia and the private sector to discuss the latest developments on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, plus the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

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CIFOR's Redesigned News Update Focuses on REDD+ [viewed]

8 February 2011: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released the February edition of its News Update as part of its year-long development of a web-based communications strategy.

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Event: Bonn 2011 Conference: The Water Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for the Green Economy [viewed]

The theme for this conference is "The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus: Solutions for the Green Economy." This high-level, invitation-only conference is organized by the German Federal Government in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). It will seek to contribute to the run-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), scheduled for June 2012. The background paper for the conference, "Understanding the Nexus," is now available at: http://www.water-energy-food.org/en/bonn_2011_process/show__50_understanding_the_nexus.html  

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Cassava Variety Developed with CIAT Offers Disease Resilience [viewed]

3 February 2011: The International Center for Agricultural Research (CIAT) has played a central role in the development of a new disease-tolerant cassava variety.

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Governments Provide Additional Financial Support for IPPC Meetings and Implementation [viewed]

February 2011: Following calls by Mohammad Katbeh Bader, chairperson of the Committee on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), which is the International Plant Protection Convention's (IPPC) governing body, the EU and Norway have announced additional financial contributions to support IPPC implementation.

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iPlant Collaborative Signs MOU with CGIAR Generation Challenge Programme [viewed]

25 January 2011: iPlant Collaborative has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Generation Challenge Programme (GCP) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) for the development of the GCP's Integrated Breeding Platform.

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