The scope of this paper is to identify a strategy for climate change responses in agriculture that are consistent with safeguarding food security, rural livelihoods and the

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is a Department designated(a) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(b) in relation to the common
agricultural policy of the European Community. These Regulations may be cited as the Pesticides (Maximum Residue Levels in Crops,Food and Feeding Stuffs) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008.

With sharp economic growth, the international focus on

Fisheries and aquaculture play an important but often unsung role in economies around the world, in both developed and developing countries.

This report details global progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for drinking water and sanitation, and what these trends suggest for the remainder of the Water for Life Decade 2005-2015. In recognition of the large sanitation deficit, and the declaration of 2008 as the International Year of Sanitation, the report has a special focus on sanitation. It opens with a review of the current status of sanitation and an assessment of progress towards the sanitation target included in the MDGs.

India's rural activists for years have blamed the overuse and misuse of pesticides for a pervasive health crisis that afflicts villages like Jhajjal across the cotton belt of Punjab. Evidence continues to mount that the problems are severe.

Earlier this year there was yet another leak of radioactive sludge from UCIL's uranium plant in Jadugoda, Jharkhand. The accident and the dismissive official response to it clearly show the low priority the nuclear establishment accords to the safety of
Jadugoda's people.

This study is to understand the financial services sector with regard to low-income fisherfolk, especially, in a comparative analysis framework in the post tsunami context, with the following objectives: to understand the extent to which men and women in fisheries are excluded from the mainstream financial system; to identify their various needs for financial services across pre-harvest, harvest a

Biodiversity for food and agriculture includes the variability among living organisms contributing to food and agriculture, including also the forestry and fisheries sectors. This concept includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.

As the United States seeks to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from motor vehicles and to lessen its dependence on imported oil, biofuels are gaining increasing attention as one possible solution. This paper offers an introduction to the current state of play for biofuels: the technologies used in their production, their GHG emissions, and associated policy issues.