Posts Tagged ‘ Food Security ’

Arunachal Apples Losing Taste Due To Climate Change

Feb 25th, 2013 | By
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Times of India: Popular for its sweetness, apples produced in the Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh are now gradually losing their taste and even turning sour as a result of climate change. With the weather becoming erratic and a clear variation in temperature, snowfall and rainfall pattern being recorded, apple crops are no more getting

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India’s climate change laws

Feb 21st, 2013 | By
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RTCC: The latest Globe Climate Legislation Study was published in January 2013, focusing on 33 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. For the first time climate policymakers have a clear idea of how countries around the world are attempting to control their greenhouse gas emissions. We have selected the highlights from Globe’s analysis

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Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme-HICAP

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By
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The Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region is highly dynamic as there are many socioeconomic and environmental drivers of change at play, including climate change. The impacts of these changes challenge the resilience of natural and human capacities and environments in the region. Climate change is believed to contribute to extreme weather events and possibly to increase

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Nepal Climate Loans-An Injustice

Nov 21st, 2011 | By
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Brettonwood Project: The Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), part of the World Bank-housed Climate Investment Funds (CIFs), intends to help integrate climate resilience in national development planning of climate vulnerable countries. The PPCR offers recipient countries a mix of grants and loans for climate adaptation projects. Nepal, the world’s fourth most vulnerable country to

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Agriculture Will Bear The Brunt

Nov 21st, 2011 | By
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Kuenselonline: Climate Change Of late, farmer Rinchen of Semtokha is seeing some strange behaviour in her garden.  When trees in her garden at this time of the year shed leaves, a few apple trees have flowered again; and a plum tree is bearing fruit for the second time.  The banana plants are still green. “Usually,

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Rural Women Share Their Trials and Wisdom-PERU

Nov 17th, 2011 | By
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IPS: CUZCO, Peru- “This year the freeze killed my crops, our small livestock died, and now I can’t even sleep because I’m worried sick thinking about how to put food on my family’s table, since I’m a widow,” said Rosaura Huatay, an indigenous farmer in Peru’s northern Andes highlands. Huatay and four other campesinas or

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Inviting Suggestions: Working Group on Mountain Ecosystems, India

Nov 17th, 2011 | By
Himalaya-Anonymous




This is in continuation to our previous posting (Link: http://chimalaya.org/2011/11/05/working-group-on-indian-mountain-ecosystem-meets-suggestions-invited/ ) on requesting suggestions as sought by the ‘Working Group on Mountain Ecosystems and Challenges faced by the Mountain People’ which met on 28th October 2011. This Group has officially asked suggestions from the state governments of all 12 Indian Mountain state, while we are

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Food Security in Face of Climate Change

Nov 17th, 2011 | By
The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change has outlined outlines crucial policy responses to the global challenge of feeding a world confronted by climate change. Photo: N. Palmer (CIAT).




Global Commission Charts Pathway For Achieving Food Security in Face of Climate Change. Scientific experts outline concrete steps toward a sustainable global food system. In the lead up to UN global climate talks in Durban, South Africa later this month, an independent global commission of eminent scientists today released a set of concrete recommendations to policy

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Glacier Change, Concentration, and Elevation Effects in the Karakoram Himalaya, Upper Indus Basin

Nov 15th, 2011 | By
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MRD Journal: The Indus River Basin is characterized by downstream areas with the world’s largest irrigation system, providing food and energy security to more than 215 million people. The arid to semiarid basin is classified as a net water deficit area, but it also suffers from devastating floods. Among the four basin countries, Pakistan is

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How should society pay for services ecosystems provide?

Nov 15th, 2011 | By
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University of Minnesota: Over the past 50 years, 60 percent of all ecosystem services have declined as a direct result of the conversion of land to the production of foods, fuels and fibers. This should come as no surprise, say seven of the world’s leading environmental scientists, who met to collectively study the pitfalls of

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Without effective climate adaptation strategies, mountains are at serious risk

Nov 15th, 2011 | By
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Mountain Partnership: Water, energy, forests: regional experts identify key issues for Central Asia. Dushanbe, Tajikistan: Effective adaptation strategies are required in response to the impact of climate change in mountain regions. With a view to better integrating scientific evidence and mountain people’s experience into international discussions, experts from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Tajikistan met

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Climate Smart Agriculture Suggested To Reduce GHG Emissions

Nov 14th, 2011 | By
Women living near a lake created after a landslide in Hunza district cut barley in a field in Seeshghat village, northern Pakistan, May 24, 2010. Officials evacuated thousands amid fears the lake could burst and flood communities downstream. Photo credit-REUTERS/Abrar Tanoli




Commodity Online: The implementation of climate smart agricultural practices will go a long in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The theme has now become the main agenda of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) scheduled to start later in November at Durban, according to carbon-investments.co.uk. The importance of the reduction of greenhouse gas

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Focus on climate, food security

Nov 14th, 2011 | By
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Daily Star: 17th Saarc Summit ends in Maldives with 20-point Addu Declaration; South Asian leaders also agree to forge effective cooperation for full implementation of Safta, better connectivity and steps towards Saarc Market for Electricity. The 17th Saarc summit ended at Addu in the Maldives yesterday with the adoption of a 20-point Addu Declaration to

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300 Hands-On Field Activities for Community Based Adaptation Projects

Nov 5th, 2011 | By
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CSDi is presenting a compilation of Community Based Adaptation Field Activities—complete with links to source materials and technical information. The content of field activities is given broadly in following heads: 1. Agriculture a. Soil and water conservation for agriculture. b. Developing water for agriculture. c. Agriculture in flood-prone or waterlogged areas. d. CBA techniques for agriculture.

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Working Group on Indian Mountain Ecosystem Meets- Suggestions Invited

Nov 5th, 2011 | By
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The minutes of First meeting of the Working Group on “Mountain Eco-systems and Challenges Faced by the People living in the Hilly Areas” for formulation of the 12th Five year Plan” is given below, that was held on 28 October 2011 at Yojana Bhavan in New Delhi. It was chaired by Shri B.K. Chaturvedi, Member,

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UT study: Climate change affects ants and biodiversity

Nov 4th, 2011 | By
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Eurekalert: Some people may consider them pests, but ants are key to many plants’ survival. In the eastern US, ants are integral to plant biodiversity because they help disperse seeds. But ants’ ability to perform this vital function, and others, may be jeopardized by climate change, according to Nate Sanders, Associate Professor of Ecology and

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Bangladesh 5th most vulnerable country

Oct 11th, 2011 | By
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Bangladesh among 28 developing countries ranked fifth most vulnerable to climate change and hunger, said a new report. The ActionAid research report styled ‘On the Brink: Who’s Best Prepared for a Climate Change and Hunger Crisis?” reveals that Bangladesh is more vulnerable than its neighbours India, Pakistan and Nepal, who ranked 7, 14 and 16

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Rising inflation causing food insecurity in Pakistan

Aug 17th, 2011 | By




TheNews: Rising inflation, especially of food, which is in double-digit for the last several years, is causing severe food insecurity in Pakistan, as millions of Pakistanis have limited access to food due to its high prices and the United Nations have time and again pinpointed this threat to the county, sources said on Monday. Although

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All set for the Bhutan Climate Summit

Aug 6th, 2011 | By




CCAFS: The build up to the Bhutan Climate Summit for a Living Himalayas received unprecedented response last week with the completion of expert group meetings on the key themes of water, biodiversity, food security and energy. The Bhutan Climate Summit is an initiative of the Royal Government of Bhutan, and will bring together leaders, decision

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CCAFS Call for Proposals

Aug 5th, 2011 | By




CCAFS Call for Proposals: Agricultural Knowledge Networks, Innovation, and Behavioral Change for Climate Change Adaptation. The CGIAR Centre for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has opened calls for proposals for research on agricultural knowledge networks, innovation, and behavioral change for climate change adaptation is now open. The project will be undertaken in India,

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Lost Himalayas

Jul 28th, 2011 | By
K N Vajpai




K N Vajpai: We boast, we host, and we are lost! It sounds the legacy of mighty Himalaya and its people. Here, agencies seem boasting the urgency and the welfare of mountain ecosystem (!), while people in the region are hosting their dialogues with utmost care, and then they are lost somewhere. The remains of

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