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Farming's climate-smart future: Placing agriculture at the heart of climate change policy

Farming's climate-smart future: Placing agriculture at the heart of climate change policy

Using concrete examples of successful climate-smart agricultural practices, Farming's climate-smart future outlines opportunities for agriculture to contribute to efforts to adapt to and mitigate climate change.

Date published: February 2012

State of the world's land and water resources for food and agriculture

State of the world's land and water resources for food and agriculture

From the highlands of the Andes to the steppes of Central Asia, degradation and scarcity of land and water resources is placing key food production systems at risk, posing a serious challenge to feeding 9 billion people in 2050. That is the conclusion of State of the world's land and water resources for food and agriculture.

Date published: January 2012

Milk: A local and global history

Milk: A local and global history

So just how did an animal product that spoils easily, carries disease, and causes digestive trouble for many consumers become a near universal symbol of modern nutrition? Deborah Valenze provides comprehensive and engaging answers for specialists and generalists, policymakers and consumers.

Date published: January 2012

The bioenergy and water nexus

The bioenergy and water nexus

The publication examines the linkages between bioenergy and water, highlighting risks and opportunities and offering policymakers an outlook on ways to address them and scientific information to support informed strategies and policies.

Date published: January 2012

Virtuous circles: Values, systems and sustainability

Virtuous circles: Values, systems and sustainability

Using examples from Ecuador, Peru, Nepal and Cuba, Virtuous circles advocates sustainable, circular systems of food and energy production, in contrast to the current linear systems which demand massive input of non-renewable fossil fuels and lead to long-lasting environmental damage.

Date published: January 2012

Keeping track of our changing environment

Keeping track of our changing environment

UNEP's timely new publication concisely and graphically presents the mega trends of the 20 years following the first Rio conference, contrasting the dramatic changes that have taken place during that time.

Date published: December 2011

Milk matters in Karamoja

Milk matters in Karamoja

The supply of milk within households in Karamoja, Uganda, has been declining due to loss of livestock, poor animal health, the engagement of the military and shifts in livelihoods. According to Milk matters in Karamoja, this has affected livelihoods, food security and the nature of market exchanges, but the greatest impact has been on the diets and nutrition of young children.

Date published: December 2011

Women at the frontline of climate change: Gender risks and hopes

Women at the frontline of climate change: Gender risks and hopes

Although women are among the frontline managers of the environment, often lacking equitable access to resources and disproportionately bear the risk of climate change, Women at the frontline of climate change argues that they simultaneously offer the greatest hope for the future.

Date published: December 2011

World livestock 2011: Livestock in food security

World livestock 2011: Livestock in food security

In addition to outlining the general role livestock play in human nutrition, the supply of food, and access to food, World livestock 2011 examines the way in which livestock contribute to the food security of pastoralists, smallscale mixed farmers and urban dwellers, and discusses the expected future demand for livestock products and ways this demand can be met with limited resources.

Date published: November 2011

Women and land: Securing rights for better lives

Women and land: Securing rights for better lives

Using research findings from 14 sub-Saharan countries, Women and land aims to provide detailed information on women's complex relationship with land as a step towards achieving real change.

Date published: November 2011

 

 

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