For Media

Hotels for Press
Accommodation levels in Rio de Janeiro are anticipated to be at full occupancy during the conference. While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media, it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio+20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference. Costs must be covered by the media. For more details, visit: http://www.rio20.gov.br For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

Emails: reservas2@terramar.tur.br or reservas4@terramar.tur.br or reservas8@terramar.tur.br

Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20.hoteis@itamaraty.gov.br when requesting their accommodations.

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Farmers Share common Challenges
The future of farming is in the hands of small holder farmers and rural women farmers in particular, according to the World Farmers? Organization.

The international agricultural organization, formed in the wake of global food security concerns, is helping farmers worldwide come together to realize this goal.

WFO President Robert L. Carlson is in New York for the UN global debate on the status of women.

He says small farms that are less than 5 hectares already feed 50% of the world?s population. And they can in the future feed the world.

Speaking to Jocelyne Sambira, he began by telling her what a farmer from North Dakota like him, shares with farmers in developing countries.
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