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UN Climate Change Negotiations 2012: Agriculture out of the ambit of negotiations

12/04/2012 URMI A GOSWAMI,ET BUREAU doha Developing countries have guarded interests of small farmers and concerns of food security by successfully resisting moves by the industrialized world to turn to agriculture for reducing emissions at the UN-sponsored climate talks at Doha. Developing countries such as India, which are traditionally more dependent on agriculture, believe the focus should be on adapting to climate change. With nearly a vast section of the Indian population…

Australian Wheat Exports Plunging Most in Six Years: Commodities

31-Oct-2012: The deepest slump in Australian wheat shipments in six years will exacerbate the biggest contraction in global exports in a generation after droughts withered crops around the world. Sales by Australia, last year’s second-largest supplier, will tumble 31 percent to 17 million metric tons in the 12 months through Sept. 30, based on the median of seven analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The prediction is 1 million tons lower than forecast by the U.S. Department of…

Provisions of Article 6 of FCTC worry tobacco farmers

October 24, 2012: While the tobacco growers around the world are trying to voice their concern unanimously against FCTC's vague recommendations, the absurd recommendations have also started raising eyebrows of people sitting at highest echelons of power. The main point of contentions is Article 6 that is directly hitting farmers by suggesting unprecedented increase in taxes and WHO recommendation against tier system of tax. The Article 6 of FCTC says price and tax measures are an…

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