Technical Notes
  Before year’s end, the countries in what is known as the Central American Dry Corridor, as well as the Dry Arch area of Panama, will be able to access an online platform and a knowledge network being created to assist them in deciding how best to develop their rural territories and adapt agriculture to climate change at the local, national and regional levels.

  Agriculture in the Americas can form part of collective actions designed to address climate change. Participation in these international initiatives can provide several benefits for member countries, including increased awareness of how country-level commitments and actions will contribute to tackling this critical global challenge.

  A sharpening of the political crisis between the Ukraine and Russia could have an impact on agriculture in the Americas and on the world’s basic grain trade. This analysis aims to serve as support for the design of strategies to cope with a possible downfall in food availability that could result from increased tension among those two nations.

  The impact of this new U.S. agricultural policy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will be, without a doubt, complex and is, as yet, unpredictable. This technical note is a first attempt at analyzing it.

  A long period of stagnation in the multilateral negotiations of the Doha Round had raised doubts about the future of the (World Trade Organization) WTO. At the Bali conference, however, the member countries reached significant agreements that underscore the multilateral forum’s relevance.

  The major policy design innovation urgently required by the agricultural sector is the strengthening of capacity within this sector to withstand, and to quickly and successfully overcome the effects of the shocks, increasingly frequent and difficult to predict, which result from the state of the economy as well as from the weather.

  Agricultural risk management should combine measures for adaptation to climate change with others intended to address the different threats posed to crops, livestock, and farmers’ incomes, such as agricultural insurance.

  Despite a severe drought, the performance of U.S. agriculture in 2012 was satisfactory. Although the effects of the drought will continue to be felt in 2013, the forecasts for production and exports are positive.

  At the 18th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), for the first time the national delegations will have a say in the decisions taken on agriculture and climate change

  Rise in agricultural commodity prices: a temporary phenomenon, but one that may be repeated

  Relations between IICA and the WTO

  What is the connection between agriculture and Rio+20?

  The impact of climate change on agriculture

  Trends in the international agrifood market: from the perspective of the United States

  Despite the present difficulties in the international environment, global production and the demand for food willremain strong in the short term

  Threat of a new economic recession? Hopefully there will be a lesser impact on the agricultural sector

  Concerns mount over rising food prices

  Background on and Outlook for the 16th Session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

  En route to Nagoya
The key topics to be addressed at the Meeting of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety COP-MOP/5

Uncertainty in world wheat markets:
The impact of Russia’s ban on exports will be minimal

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