The dairy sector accounts for around four percent of all global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) according to a new FAO report. This figure includes both emissions associated with the production, processing and transportation of milk products as well as emissions related to meat produced from animals originating from the dairy system.
The Asian Farmers’ Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA), will hold its Fourth General Assembly, with the theme “Sustaining our Gains, Nourishing our Work” on April 20-23 at the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST) in Taiwan.
The expert in natural resource management, Wilfredo Quiroz, offered an interview to Ipsnews.net, in which he commitment to use farming methods that are eco-friendly, with the goal of fight against the hunger in Bolivia.
A resolution of the Andean Community (CAN) gave reason to Peru in the conflict he had with Colombia after the country blocking the import of Peruvian rice.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched two tools that will assess progress in the implementation phase of the right to food.
Last month Montpellier hosted othe World Conference on Agricultural Research for Development 2010. There was presenting the lecture "Transforming agricultural research" by Uma Lele, senior economist born in India.
The European Commission has begun debate about the CAP. Yesterday the head of the Commission on matters of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Ciolos, presented the objectives and topics to discuss.
PELUM, African organization member of the World Rural Forum, organized in Uganda a conference about organic farming techniques. Thirty-two people participated, who also had lessons to learn new techniques of how to teach them to others. "Learning by doing" was the motto.
FAO has distributed seeds and tool kits to 68 000 farming families in the earthquake zones of Haiti, the first step in the agency’s response to the catastrophe that hit the Caribbean nation.
From 27 to 31 April the French city of Montpellier hosted the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development2010. During four days scientists, farmers, politicians and other stakeholders in rural development discussed various papers.