"Open NASA Earth Exchange Virtual Workshop and Challenge 2014". OpenNEX is hosting a workshop that features:
1) Climate science through lectures by experts
2) Computational tools through virtual labs, and
3) A challenge inviting participants to compete for prizes by designing and implementing solutions for climate resilience.
Climate variability and climate change are impacting agriculture and global food security in every part of the world. In particular, the productivity of subsistence farming, on which millions of small holder farmers depend upon for their livelihoods, is significantly impacted by weather and climate. The increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, heat waves etc., pose potentially disastrous consequences for agriculture and food security, especially in the rain fed areas of developing countries.
A three day International Greening Education Event will be held from 29th to 31st of October 2014 in Karlsruhe, Germany. This event will bring together academic community, policy makers, representatives of international development agencies, senior members of academic institutions, administrators and teachers, sustainable development practitioners, environmental management professionals and other stakeholders from around the world.
The Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI)and EcoFINDERS are pleased to announce the First GSBI Conference - Assessing Soil Biodiversity and its Role for Ecosystem Services, to be held in Dijon, France, December 2-5th, 2014. This will be a dynamic international meeting summarizing the current state of knowledge and recent advancements in the science of soil biodiversity.
Climate smart agriculture is a way to achieve short and long term agricultural development priorities in the face of climate change and serve as an integrator to other development priorities. It seeks to support countries and other actors in securing the necessary policy, technical and financial conditions to enable them to: