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UN FAO, New Zealand aid Cotabato drought-affected areas

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NEW HOPE. A woman fisher stands by a lake in Sitio Bulogo, Baranggay Matilac in Pigkawayan municipality and shows a gill net she received through FAO. Photo by Dante Diosina/FAO

Through a $3-million grant from the New Zealand government, FAO is currently supporting the recovery of 10,475 farming and fishing households in the province of Cotabato

COTABATO PROVINCE, Philippines (Jan. 14, 2017) — Farming and fishing families in Mindanao are no stranger to both natural and human-induced disasters. Continue reading UN FAO, New Zealand aid Cotabato drought-affected areas

How warming seas are forcing fish to seek new waters

bangladesh’s national fish, hilsa is displayed for sale in the wholesale fish markets
Bangladesh’s national fish, Hilsa is displayed for sale in the wholesale fish markets in Dhaka. Photograph: Shafiqul Alam/Corbis via Getty Images

Rising sea temperatures are pushing shoals hundreds of miles from native grounds

January 8, 2017 — Scottish fishermen have uncovered an intriguing way to supplement their income: they have added squid to the menu of marine creatures they regularly pull from the sea. A species Continue reading How warming seas are forcing fish to seek new waters

Conserving coastal areas or commodifying nature

The UNFCCC’s ideas to protect and develop coastal ecosystems have been dubbed ‘a false solution’ by civil society organizations, but praised by others

March 10, 2016 — In the coastal town of Tanjung Balai in North Sumatra where Riza Damanik grew up, learning how to fish is a right of passage. But, he says, initiatives by the Indonesian government over the past couple of decades have left small-scale fishermen like him adrift.

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Climate change poised to hurt food supplies

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FOOD PRODUCTION. A Filipino farmer sprays insecticide at a field in Taguig, Philippines, January 19, 2016. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA
Global warming is threatening food production and may eventually lead to reduced consumption

PARIS, France (Mar. 3, 2016) — The effects of climate change on food production could cause 500,000 extra deaths by 2050 compared to a world without global warming, according to a study released Thursday, March 3.

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40,000 starving to death as South Sudan teeters on famine

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AFTERMATH. Martha Nyarueni (2ndL) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving aid package, on July 5, 2014. In January Martha fled with her husband and five children into the bush, where they lived for months before returning home in May to find their home burned and food stores looted. Photo by Nichole Sobecki / AFP
At least 40,000 people are starving to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations say, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in.

JUBA, South Sudan (Feb. 8, 2016) — At least 40,000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations said Monday, February 8, in a plea to rival forces to let aid in.

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