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Support for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture Needed to Fuel an 'Evergreen Revolution' UNEP joins IFAD to launch Environment and Natural Resource Management (ENRM) policy in advance of World Environment Day 2011 Rome/Nairobi, 1 June 2011 - Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), today called for a dramatic increase in support for sustainable agriculture, including smallholder farmers, as a way to drive green growth and reduce poverty. The challenge of feeding more than nine billion people by 2050, alongside the challenge of climate change, maintaining healthy and productive land and sufficient water resources require a more intelligent pathway in terms of managing the world's agricultural systems. "Agr...

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