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Right before the French Days of #Agriculture 2023, let’s dive in the One Planet Fellowship’s #Science Week!

💚 Follow me for 2 days amongst the inspirational programme’s Laureates!

#OnePlanetFellowship #JNAgri #research #climate Image
🚀 First, a global overview of the #OPF programme - @FondationBNPP has been supporting for 5 years! - by François Pierrot, Acting Director & Ly Ann Kauv Project Officer, from @Agrofondation, Olivier Dangles (@ird_fr) & Michèle Mbo’o-Tchouawou, Deputy Director @AWARDFellowship ImageImageImageImage
🌟 Key notions, challenges and issues reminded:
- New generation of researchers
- Gender equality in science & agriculture
- EU 🔁 Africa
- From local to global
- Capacity building
- Network
- Collaboration (North-South, AND South-South!) Image
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🧵THREAD [1/5]

DAY 1 of the High-Level Roundtable on Fertilizers covered:

🌱Policies for promoting private investment & market development.

🌱Local fertilizer production, infrastructure, & intraregional trade

🌱Soil health management + human resources needed.

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[2/5] “Our regional integration strategy aims to strengthen value chains in agriculture to improve productivity, increase #FoodSecurity, create #jobs, & support Africa’s economic transformation.” - @BoutheinaGuerm1, Director, Regional Integration @WorldBankAfrica & @WorldBankMENA ImageImageImage
[3/5] @WorldBank @WBG_IDA has scaled efforts toward a regional emergency response approach. To date:

🌱>7.6 million farmers benefited from agricultural assets or services.

🌱>200,000 metric tons of fertilizers have been distributed to vulnerable farmers. Image
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How do you think this will this end?

⚠️Climate-driven food shocks happening around the world, *now*

⚠️Impacts are piling up much earlier then expected

⚠️ We're discovering new, worrying feedbacks & treading closer to several tipping points 

A thread👇

#ActNow #ClimateCrisis Image
'water levels in the Ogallala Aquifer — one of the world’s largest fresh groundwater sources — are already plummeting'

"Water in the Ogallala Aquifer has been severely depleted, particularly in the southern end of the aquifer"
#ClimateChange #foodsecurity…
'Meanwhile: Wildfires and shifting climate patterns imperil water sources on forested lands, as reservoirs "face dwindling inflows and are filling with sediment, increasing flood risk and reducing their capacity to respond to drought"'

#food #water…
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Receiving much pushback for calling out #GenMilley's @thejointstaff comment on Ukraine as 'landlocked'.

Critics argue that 🇷🇺 control over the #BlackSea renders 🇺🇦 effectively landlocked.

However, even a broad interpretation of 'landlocked' is flawed. Here's a 🧵why:
Claiming UKR is landlocked militarily requires overlooking Crimea's significance to Putin. It's key in controlling access to the crucial Caspian Sea, Don-Volga Canal, and a major portion of Russia's extensive inland waterway system. #Ukraine #MilitaryPerspective
In 2021, Putin emphasized the waterway's importance, pledging billions for development to connect the Black Sea and the Baltic.…
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Union Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman, Governor for India in @ADB_HQ, participated as a panelist in the Governors' Seminar on the theme 'Policies to Support Asia's Rebound', held as part of 56th #ADBAnnualMeeting, in Incheon, South Korea, today. @IndiainROK
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Besides FM Smt. @nsitharaman representing as Governor for India, Ms Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia; Mr Niels Annen, Germany; Mr Changyong Rhee, Republic of Korea; & @ADBPresident and Chairperson of the Board of Directors also participated. @IndiainROK
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FM Smt. @nsitharaman stated that protection of vulnerable sections has been India's prime focus as the government charted its course towards #recovery from the #COVID19 Pandemic. @IndiainROK
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A 🧵 on the recent outreach event
"Climate change: #resilience, #transformation, and #equity" on the #IPCC Sixth Assessment Report key findings and their relevance to #Asia, hosted by @SMARTS_AIT


Session 1: Observed warming and future scenarios: Impacts and vulnerability.

“ With every increment of global warming, regional changes become more widespread and pronounced” @sorensson_anna
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Session 1: Observed warming and future scenarios: Impacts and vulnerability.

“Rebuilding overexploited or depleted fisheries reduces negative #climatechange impacts on #fisheries and supports #foodsecurity, #biodiversity, human #health and #wellbeing” William Cheung
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🧵Canada’s #agricultureexports and #agrifoodexports have continued to increase, reaching over $82 billion in 2021 and surpassing a previous target to grow agri-food exports to at least $75 billion by 2025. ⬇️
Through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, #AAFC is working with Provincial and Territorial partners to achieve $250 billion in sector revenues and $95 billion in sector export revenues by 2028.…
#AAFC unveils new funding for Agriculture in the Classroom's digital campaign. The program will use that money to focus on the #Agricommunication program, a three-year, up to $8-million federal initiative…
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@euro writes (vital thread) to warn us that

1/ EU regulations are not perfect but are not ‘red tape’ either. They improve the quality of our everyday lives by protecting our rights as #workers and #consumers, our #environment and #wildlife and the quality of the #food we eat.
Please, read on 2/ to get more detail on the #REUL Bill (Retained EU Law)
I personally experienced that EU decisions were all scrutinised by UK Parliamentary Committees before they became law!…
2/ These EU laws were created with the support of the governments of all the political parties when the UK was in the EU.
EU laws – that the Government now wants to dismantle – protect us in the workplace. They guarantee our paid holidays, reduce the gender pay gap and protect
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We are so proud to have had the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of ultra-poor families in Kunar, Afghanistan.

In partnership with @WAWHumanRights, we were able to distribute 330 food packages to these families.
This support will make a huge impact on the 2825 individuals in these families, 89 of which are led by women and 241 of which are led by men.

In addition to these families, we were also able to provide aid to 28 widows, 39 disabled individuals, and 2 patients.
One of the beneficiaries, Turab, has struggled with thalassemia for 22 years and, along with his sister, requires monthly blood transfusions.

Despite their father currently being without work, they cannot afford the necessary medicine or a proper diet.
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💥💥💥 OMG, can you believe what happened in 2022?! 💥💥💥 Time for a recap 🧵👇

1/ First off, there was this crazy high inflation that was happening in countries all around the world 💰💸. It was causing all sorts of economic problems and making life hard for a lot of people. #inflation #PCE Image
2/ Then, the Omicron coronavirus variant started spreading and it was a total nightmare 🤒🤮. People were getting sick left and right and it was just chaos. #COVIDIsAirborne Image
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⚡️It's been an incredible✨ year for research on #climate change, peace, and security @SIPRIorg!

Here are some highlights from our publications in 2022 - A thread 🧵👇 #ClimateSecurity 1/15
2/ In February, Kheira Tarif kicked off with a study on 'Climate Change and Violent Conflict in West Africa: Assessing the Evidence' ⏩…
3/ Looking at the 'Gender Dimensions of Climate Insecurity', Elizabeth Smith stressed the need to critically understand the different and interlinked experiences of diverse groups of men and women ⏩…
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Today, agri stakeholders & 🇪🇺 representatives are discussing the future of food & farming #AgriOutlook

But given the last attacks on green farming reforms, the @EU_Commission’s event might recommend sticking plasters rather than look at long-term solutions for #foodsecurity

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Agribusiness & right-wing political allies are using the war in Ukraine as a pretext to water down #EUFarm2Fork

They claim global #foodsecurity is under threat & we need to ↗️ food production. How? With more synthetic #pesticides & #fertilisers of course!

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There's no EU #foodproduction issue!

Global production of grains & wheat, leading 🇺🇦🇷🇺 food exports, is high & there's no global food supply shortage

The industry's narrative is just a smokescreen to maintain industrial agriculture 🏭

& policy-makers are buying it

(c) FAO👇 Image
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⚠️'A new study published in Nature concluded that the influence of a warming planet in pushing up ocean temperatures in the eastern Pacific will be detectable in the weather patterns in eight years — almost 𝟳𝟬 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 earlier than previously thought'…
What will this ☝️ mean for food supplies and inflation when we're already seeing this 👇??

#food #inflation #foodsecurity #Thanksgiving #Thanksgiving2022
'Ceaseless & intensifying economic & environmental pressures require a national food security plan “as a matter of urgency”, an alliance representing nine of Australia’s biggest food producers & distributors says.'

 “agricultural is being hammered”

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.@sallygm1 is speaking now about Breastfeeding and #ClimateChange – Yorkshire and Humber @NIFN Special Interest Group, which is a group of Infant Feeding Leads who are passionate about bf and about learning more and sharing the positive impact bf has on the environment #bfconf Screenshot of the title slide from Sally Goodwin Mills's pre
.@sallygm1 the group wants to raise awareness, empower and inform the public and local & national leaders how breastfeeding positively impacts climate change. It also helps with the issue of #FoodSecurity #bfconf
@sallygm1 .@sallygm1 children around the world and here in the UK are affected by extreme weather events & food insecurity. The pandemic has affected provision of breastfeeding support and forced us all to adapt #bfconf
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#COP27 ends, our quick take:
-Hopeful: agreement on loss & damage
-Bad: we’re on track to 2.7C
-Significant: 1st agreement to include action on agriculture & #foodsecurity
-Disappointing: #agroecology & #foodsystems deleted
-Dismaying: zero #climatefinance for small-scale farmers Image
It is a significant step to see the UN #climate agreement will officially begin to target greater action on the 1/3rd of carbon emissions from industrial #agriculture and make agriculture more resilient to climate change - @ZGoita Image
We cannot ignore that the world’s small-scale farmers have been shut out & drowned out from this #COP27 says @Million_Belay of @Afsafrica.

They demanded recognition for diverse resilient farming #agroecology, and #climatefinance. But they leave with very little Image
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#G20 Leaders’ communiqué is out.
In short?
The lack of results shows that the world’s most powerful countries have not lived up to their responsibility.
Here is why!
Instead of driving progress to tackle the #ClimateCrisis, leaders have barely made any changes to last year’s text. Commitments dating 2009 to end inefficient fossil fuel subsidies & provide $100B in support to developing countries remain unmet, without any deadlines.
Positive though:
A commitment to double adaptation financing, to push for a more ambitious post-2025 financing goal, and to make progress on #LossAndDamage.
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Important @BBCPanorama episode this evening ⬇️ #CostOfLiving #FoodSecurity Image
The average annual household grocery bill is forecast to rise by 682 pounds (Source:Kantar)
Why have prices gone through the roof? E.g. a potato 🥔
-rising cost of fertiliser (gone ⬆️ by 30%)
-rising labour costs (still a shortage since brexit)
-rising fuel costs
-environmental impact (drought)
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Slide summary from my presentation at #COP27 about the Unique Role of Nutrient-Dense Animal Proteins for Sustainable Food Security. (thread) #meat #livestock #foodsystems #nutrition #climatechange #malnutrition #hiddenhunger #foodsecurity Image
Are the charges against meat and livestock justified? Are we looking at this debate in a holistic way? Are we certain of the evidence against meat? Image
Or are policymakers afflicted by "Carbon Tunnel Vision" and not taking into account the multidimensional value livestock have to human health, rural livelihoods and ecosystem function? Image
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Enough food is produced today to feed everyone on the planet.

You read that right.

The problem is access & availability of nutritious food, which is increasingly impeded by multiple challenges.

These include #COVID19 pandemic, conflict, the #ClimateCrisis, inequality, rising prices & international tensions, & they are threatening our #FoodSecurity.

People around the world are suffering the domino effects of challenges that know no borders.

Our goal is to build a world where everyone, everywhere has regular access to enough nutritious food. A world where no one is left behind.

Ahead of this #WorldFoodDay, we want to share a few inspiring stories of #FoodHeroes who are helping to build a better world for all.
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My brain every time someone says “#fedisbest” at me Image
We need to talk about #breastfeeding like the reproductive right, child right, and public health issue that it is.

She’s not buying a tiny house. She isn’t even just feeding her child…

People have medical reasons for wanting breastfeeding that you may not have considered:

- minimizing their own risk of developing cancer or diabetes
- sensory needs
- bonding with a surrogate child, foster child, or adopted child
- trying to keep a sick child alive

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@DmytroKuleba will visit a number of #African countries

On October 3-12, the first tour of the head of @MFA_Ukraine to African countries in the history of Ukrainian diplomacy will take place. Minister Kuleba will start his tour with a visit to #Senegal. (1/6)
The tour is an important element of the African strategy, which was developed by @MFA_Ukraine on behalf @ZelenskyyUa and became a "road map" for the development of our country's relations with the region. (2/6)
The key topic of the minister's negotiations will be the consolidation of political support for Ukraine from the countries of the #GlobalSouth against the background of #RussianAggression, in particular the latest attempt to annex Ukrainian territories.
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This study needs to be brought in front of every politician making decisions on climate change mitigation

It should be headlined in every major media outlet

The implications are stunning

#ClimateCrisis #foodsecurity #farming #agriculture #NEWS…
What factors are 𝘯𝘰𝘵 included in most crop models?

⚠️Among many other things
-declines in pollinating insects
-nutrient reductions in staple crops
-changes in air quality
-land degradation and salinisation
-even *increasing extreme weather*

⚠️⚠️"Importantly, most of the excluded variables ...imply a modest to severe negative impact on agricultural production"

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After 50yrs of 'area-based payments' under EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), there are some concerns about #FoodSecurity

The Liz Truss govt seems to be saying that the answer is to carry on with area-based payments?!…
Their argument is to 'concentrate' on food production, rather than sustainability (exactly what EU CAP did)

And yet, a 2021 @DefraGovUK report concluded that biggest threats to our #FoodSecurity come from the #climate and #nature crisis

Go figure…
There is no such thing as #FoodSecurity if our soils are knackered and being washed away, our pollinators are in decline, and our crops facing heat & water stress

We @WildlifeTrusts run 26 working farms, so we do know a thing or two about this..
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🆕 Investigation reveals a supplier to food giant Nestlé used beef from seized Indigenous lands in the #Amazon rainforest.

The Mỹky #Indigenous community has lived in the Amazon for centuries, but ranchers have been encroaching on their territory to farm cattle.

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These farms have been supplying an abattoir linked to @marfrig_mrfg3 – one of Brazil’s biggest meatpackers. This abattoir in turn supplies @Nestle.

🚩For the #Mỹky people this encroachment means a threat to their #foodsecurity; restricting fishing and hunting areas and poisoning the land and water with pesticides.

🧵(3/3) via @TBIJ…
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