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May 6, 2010

Food Security in the Face of Climate Change

ScienceDaily reports from materials provided by the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen on a conference 6 May in Nairobi on "'Building Food Security in the Face of Climate Change."

The conference was a kick-off for the new international program, Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).  Both the conference and the new program are  funded by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP) with the objective of facilitating new research on the interactions between climate change, agriculture, natural resource management and food security. 

CCAFS is a ten-year research initiative running from 2010 to 2020.  It governing secretariat is based at LIFE -- Faculty of Life Sciences at University of Copenhagen. It will focus on three regions: South Asia, West Africa and East Africa.
For more see: "Climate experts aim to build food security in the face of climate change."ScienceDaily, 6 May 2010.

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