Agriculture is one of the main emitters of greenhouse gases globally. However, as sources differ from country to country, calculating emissions on a national level can be tricky. At the same time knowing the sources and the amount of the exhaust of the green house gases is a crucial step for formulating sound climate mitigation and adaptation policies.
A new study conducted by FAO and UNICEF studied these types of reforms in eight African countries. The study shows that money in the hand helps individuals and families in poverty to get by the everyday struggle while at the same time also contribute to national development.
The target audience includes government officials with policy-making and programme-design mandates from Agriculture, Nutrition, Health and other relevant sectors, as well as parliamentarians and non-state actors from civil society, private sector and research/academic institutions.
Harmonized methodologies are needed to generate consistent and reliable forest-related socioeconomic statistics to enable time-series analysis to enhance the understanding of how forests and trees contribute to sustainable development.
A 16-member external Advisory Panel of internationally recognized experts and stakeholders has been established to provide advice and guidance to the Task Force. The Panel is co-chaired by Louise Fresco (President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University, the Netherlands) and Shadrack Moephuli (President of the Agricultural Research Council, South Africa).
The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) (A/RES/68/231).
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders.