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Support to fossil fuels remains high and the time is ripe for change

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... This support is hampering global efforts to curb emissions and combat climate change.

Agricultural policies should shift from price support to greater emphasis on encouraging a resilient and sustainable food sector

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Countries should continue shifting farm policy away from direct support for the market price of agricultural products toward programmes that promote sustainable productivity growth and improve resilience to climate change and market-related shocks, according to a new report from the OECD.

Secretary Perdue Comments on Climate Change

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... Some feel the move away from the climate change accord could hamper the nation's competitive p [...

Study: Food ingredient blends more sensitive to climate change

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A recent Purdue study, featured on the cover of the May edition of the Journal of Food Science, deciphers why food ingredient blends are more sensitive to changes in climate than single ingredients.

Trees are moving westward in response to precipitation changes, Purdue University professor reveals

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After analyzing extensive data collected on 86 tree species in the eastern United States, a research team led by Purdue University professor Songlin Fei found that over the past 30 years, most trees have been shifting westward or northward in response to climate change.

Plants take up more carbon once acclimated to warmer temperatures

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A new understanding about how plants react to high temperatures may help improve predictions about how climate change will affect the planet.

Achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 requires turning political will into concrete actions

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While progress in combating the related scourges of poverty and hunger has been made in recent decades, these achievements are at risk of being reversed as conflict, population growth, climate change and changing dietary patterns, all pose new challenges, Graziano da Silva said.

Water use innovations crucial to face climate change in Arab countries

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Arab states must continue to seek innovations to overcome water scarcity in the face of climate change, said UN Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General José Graziano da Silva at an event co-hosted by the Arab League on the sidelines of FAO’s biennial Conference.

New Global Action Programme for SIDS countries addresses nutrition and climate change challenges

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The initiative was developed jointly by FAO, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Office of the High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS).

Sustainable agriculture can mitigate climate change and involuntary migration

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Climate change poses a major risk for rural people in developing countries, often leading to distress-driven migration, and bolstering sustainable agriculture is an essential part of an effective policy response, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said at an event with IOM Director-General William Swing.

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