Month: March 2013

UN Convention to Combat Desertification Responds to Canada’s Withdrawal from Convention (UNCCD)


Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : http://www.unccd.int/en/media-center/MediaNews/Pages/highlightdetail.aspx?HighlightID=181 29/03/2013. Yesterday, Canada notified the UN Secretary-General, the depositary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), of its decision to withdraw from the Convention. The UNCCD is the only legally binding instrument that addresses desertification/land degradation and drought. Canada, a…

UNCCD CST-3/2nd Scientific Conference and CRIC 11, Bonn, 9-19 April 2013 (Google / PEER)


Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : Google Alerts – desertification http://www.peer.eu/news-events/detail/?tx_list_pi1%5Buid%5D=393 UNCCD CST-3/2nd Scientific Conference and CRIC 11, Bonn, 9-19 April 2013 28 March 2013, JRC – IES The IES is a major contributor to the UNCCD CST-3/2nd Scientific Conference and CRIC 11, which will be held on April…

The Food Think Tank Letter to Me


Dear Dr Abdul Raziq, This week, Ellen Gustafson and I are incredibly excited to share that  Food Tank: The Food Think Tank (FAO) will be partnering over the next two years with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization to highlight the important role family farmers play in improving food security, alleviating poverty, enhancing ecoystem services, […]