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MonthApril 2017

East Africa: An urgent need to monitor the forests

ANALYSIS by: ESTHER MWANGI & LAURA VANESSA MUKHWANA: – The region looks to a new observatory to help protect its remaining forests. Africa – East Africa is home to some of the … Continue Reading East Africa: An urgent need to monitor the forests

Collective forest tenure reforms: Where do we go from here?

  ANALYSIS – A scientist’s reflection on the 2017 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty The recent World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, held this past March in Washington … Continue Reading Collective forest tenure reforms: Where do we go from here?

Sharing results of a project to increase farmers’ production in Senegal

Workshops reveal successes, inform agricultural policies APRIL 17, 2017 BY ANNA VANDERKOOY, KATE AMBLER, SUSAN GODLONTON AND ALAN DE BRAUW Since 2014, IFPRI’s Markets, Trade and Institutions Division has partnered … Continue Reading Sharing results of a project to increase farmers’ production in Senegal

A new era for development

By Jeremy Greenstock Chairman, United Nations Association – UK, Natalie Samarasinghe Executive Director, United Nations Association – UK Making the SDGs count will require global cooperation, public involvement and effective … Continue Reading A new era for development

Explainer: What is carbon farming and the Emissions Reduction Fund?

As the pot of money for carbon farming projects runs out, ABC Rural explains what the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is and how agricultural projects have benefited. What is the … Continue Reading Explainer: What is carbon farming and the Emissions Reduction Fund?

Using tropical microbes to improve the environment

Researchers in Malaysia are harnessing properties in tropical microbes to address a variety of environmental, agricultural and aquacultural issues. Dr. Adeline Ting Su Yien and her colleagues at Monash University’s … Continue Reading Using tropical microbes to improve the environment

More than 6,000 flee fresh South Sudan violence into Uganda

UNHCR expresses alarm at deteriorating security situation in South Sudan. By: Mary Theru Wambui   |  7 April 2017   |  Français LAMWO, Uganda – Following a recent attack on the town of Pajok in … Continue Reading More than 6,000 flee fresh South Sudan violence into Uganda

The Queen of Mecuburi: Mozambican Entrepreneur Finds Success in Agribusiness

March 8, 2017 Feed the Future | Newsletter Josefina dos Santos Lourenço, a young Mozambican, had long aspired to have her own successful business. But when she set up a … Continue Reading The Queen of Mecuburi: Mozambican Entrepreneur Finds Success in Agribusiness

Breakthroughs in agriculture for action on climate change

Achieving sustainable development with climate-smart agriculture The facts are startling. More than 2 billion people (CDC, 2015) worldwide suffer from micronutrient deficiency – 795 million (FAO, 2015) of whom are … Continue Reading Breakthroughs in agriculture for action on climate change

Talks seek agriculture-environment harmony in plant exchange

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Agriculture and environment representatives from nine Asian countries convened this week at the headquarters of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to discuss mutually supportive implementation … Continue Reading Talks seek agriculture-environment harmony in plant exchange

Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy

PRESS RELEASE |March 16, 2017 Resource efficiency can bring annual economic benefits larger than Italy’s GDP If current trends continue, annual resource use per capita will grow by over 70% … Continue Reading Smarter use of resources can add $2 trillion annually to global economy

World Green Economy leaders look for ways to spark a new green revolution – and set a path to the 2030 Agenda

EXTERNAL COOPERATION |March 27, 2017 Leading economists, CEOs, ministers, heads of UN agencies and high-level representatives from nongovernmental organizations meet today in Berlin Countries donate close to €15 million to … Continue Reading World Green Economy leaders look for ways to spark a new green revolution – and set a path to the 2030 Agenda

Social and economic costs of Zika could reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean

The epidemic will have a long-term impact, according to a new UNDP-IFRC report, disproportionately affecting the poorest and most vulnerable communities, contributing to widening inequalities in the region New York, … Continue Reading Social and economic costs of Zika could reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean

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