Local Actions Lead The Global Efforts To Address Climate Change

By Park Won-soonMayor of Seoul ~ Park Won-soon is the mayor of Seoul, South Korea and a board member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. Date: 06/27/2017 03:38 pm ET Climate change is happening at home and around the world. Seoul is doing its part by embracing clean energy and climate solutions and engaging its citizens in climate …

SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH IN ASIA-PACIFIC

25-28 JULY, 2017 | 9AM – 5PMFacebook Twitter LinkedIn Mail Organiser(s): RMIT, Manchester Metropolitan University, HAW Hamburg RMIT 124 La Trobe St. Melbourne The Symposium at RMIT University is designed to foster and facilitate the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of research projects. RMIT’s Swanston Academic Building. Photo: John Collings RMIT University will host the “Symposium on Sustainable …

New planters promote environmentally-friendly farming in Pakistan

By Imtiaz Hussain / June 23, 2017 ISLAMABAD (CIMMYT) – Farmers and research partners are praising innovative, locally manufactured farm implements that support conservation agriculture, with costs savings and soil and water conservation benefits, in rice-wheat farming rotation that cover more than 2.2 million hectares in Pakistan. In a meeting in May 2017 at the Rice Research Institute Kala Shah Kaku, …

Fighting Hidden Hunger in Tanzania: Provitamin A Maize Platform is Launched

By Joyce Maru – Capacity Development & Communication Specialist (BNFB project – CIP) In Tanzania, Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is considered a major public health problem requiring appropriate nutrition interventions. The overall magnitude of VAD in Tanzania is 33 percent (Global Nutrition Report; 2014), affecting mostly children in preschool and women of reproductive age.  VAD causes morbidity, nutritional blindness, and …

Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

By Katelyn Roett / June 5, 2017 TEXCOCO, Mexico (CIMMYT) –  Farmers in Mexico’s ecologically-fragile Yucatán Peninsula are beginning to adopt innovative practices to manage traditional mixed-cropping systems called “milpas” that can slow or even stop deforestation and soil degradation. Agriculture is the second-largest emitter of global greenhouse gas emissions and largest driver of deforestation, making the sector one of the top …

Land degradation and migration: Will restoring the land keep people at home?

By Phemo Kgomotso, Regional Technical Specialist, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa. Date: June 16, 2017 Would forced migration end, if people knew that they could survive and thrive in their homeland?   The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) asks this pertinent question as we observe World Day to Combat Desertification on 17 June, focused on …