Last week's announcement launching the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change, has generated significant interest from a wide range of stakeholders and the media.
To recap, the Commission, which is set up by CCAFS and brings together 13 international experts on sustainable agriculture and climate change, will synthesize existing research to clearly articulate scientific findings on the potential impact of climate change on food security globally and regionally.
The story was covered worldwide, including in the Commissioners' home regions. Some highlights below:
Science To Take Up Food Security Where Politics Disappoints : Wall Street Journal, 10 March
High food prices said foretaste of climate shocks: Reuters, 11 March 2011
Climate change may result in foodgrain demand-supply gap: Business Standard (India), 11 March 2011
South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Channel Africa: Radio interview with Dr. Bob Scholes, 11 March 2011 (listen below)
New International Commission to Respond to the Current Food Price Crisis: Nourishing the Planet Blog, 11 March 2011
Kenya: Scientist Gets Top Global Job: Nairobi Star, 15 March 2011
Indian expert on new climate change panel: Indian Express, 11 March 2011
Dr. Nguyen Van Bo named to new global group on climate-food links: Saigon Daily, 14 March 2011
Jahn Joins International Ag & Climate Commission : Wisconsin Ag Connection, 16 March 2011
Cientistas criam comissão internacional de agricultura: Último Segundo (Brazil), 13 March 2011