Measuring success from COP21: Agriculture, food security and climate adaptation

In an exclusive interview with Devex, Maria Helena Semedo, deputy director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, shares her views on the role of agriculture and food security at COP21 and what still needs to be done to overcome the adaptation challenge.

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  • Elena L. Pasquini

    Elena Pasquini covers the development work of the European Union as well as various U.N. food and agricultural agencies for Devex News. Based in Rome, she also reports on Italy's aid reforms and attends the European Development Days and other events across Europe. She has interviewed top international development officials, including European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs. Elena has contributed to Italian and international magazines, newspapers and news portals since 1995.