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More cassava for less time

By Maria Eliza Villarino | Apr 5, 2018 Cassava has a relatively long growth cycle compared to other important crops. It takes an average of 10-12 months — sometimes up to 24 months! … Continue Reading More cassava for less time

US-Based NGO Commit to Transforming Education in Liberia

By Jackson F. Kanneh | March 19, 2018|Front Page Africa Online Klay District Bomi County – The CEO and founder of US-based educational NGO More Than ME (MTM) says her organization’s … Continue Reading US-Based NGO Commit to Transforming Education in Liberia

Meeting on Liberia: Peacebuilding Commission Ambassadorial Level meeting on Liberia

  By Achim Steiner | UNDP Administrator | March 13, 2018 | As prepared for delivery. At a time of much upheaval in the world, it is a distinct pleasure to meet … Continue Reading Meeting on Liberia: Peacebuilding Commission Ambassadorial Level meeting on Liberia

Innovative wood and furniture testing centre opens in Ghana

By Juan Pablo Davila | UNIDO | 6 FEB  2018| ACCRA, 6 February – An innovative, new wood and furniture testing centre in Ghana was officially commissioned today by the … Continue Reading Innovative wood and furniture testing centre opens in Ghana

A 5-year voyage to tackle plastic pollution

UNEP| 22 FEB 2018 | Story | Ocean & Seas   It’s possible to cross all of the world’s oceans without using a single drop of fossil fuels: the Race for Water is … Continue Reading A 5-year voyage to tackle plastic pollution

‘We are not out of the woods yet’ on drought relief efforts, warns top UN aid official in Somalia

18 February 2018 | Humanitarian Aid The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland, … Continue Reading ‘We are not out of the woods yet’ on drought relief efforts, warns top UN aid official in Somalia

FAO and OECD call for responsible investment in agriculture

16 February 2018, Paris – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a pilot project in Paris today … Continue Reading FAO and OECD call for responsible investment in agriculture

Judging the beans in the Guatemalan heights

By Alexandra Popescu |CCAFS |February 13, 2018 | Stepping up participatory practices in the Climate-Smart Village of Olopa. The narrow path to the fields doesn’t cut us any slack. It … Continue Reading Judging the beans in the Guatemalan heights

Community nursery offers means for economic empowerment of women farmers

By SUGANDHA MUNSHI | Specialist on Gender Issues | IRRI   Women-focused intervention plays a pivotal role in IRRI’s work with farmers. With the climate changing, innovation that results in better … Continue Reading Community nursery offers means for economic empowerment of women farmers

Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

By Nathanael Johnson | May 11, 2016 | Ethiopia is in the middle of the worst drought in 50 years. It’s the sort of shock to the system we are likely to see more … Continue Reading Ethiopian farmers made a desert bloom again

Poor countries spending climate cash on rich world consultants

By Mantoe Phakathi in Manzini | Published on 02/11/2017 | 11:42 AM | Even as they plan to demand more cash at UN talks in Bonn this week, poor countries lack the ability to … Continue Reading Poor countries spending climate cash on rich world consultants

Understanding well-being in the dried fish sector in Bangladesh

By Kate Bevitt | 18 January 2018 | World Fish Center   Exploitative working conditions in the dried fish sector in Bangladesh are undermining the well-being of workers, while at the same … Continue Reading Understanding well-being in the dried fish sector in Bangladesh

Climate change affecting stability across West Africa and Sahel: UN security council

By Megan Darby | Published on 31/01/2018 | 8:29 AM In a statement, the council president expanded concerns over the links between climate and violence in Africa to two regions that cover 26 countries … Continue Reading Climate change affecting stability across West Africa and Sahel: UN security council

Libya burns dirty oil for electricity as Islamic State disrupts gas plans

By Richard Nield | Published on 03/01/2018 | 9:31 AM Amid conflict since Muammar Gaddafi was deposed in 2011, gas pipelines have been shelved, leaving two new power plants reliant on burning crude Libya … Continue Reading Libya burns dirty oil for electricity as Islamic State disrupts gas plans

America’s pledge is about more than pollution

By Karl Mathiesen in Bonn | Published on 13/11/2017 | 10:49 AM | http://www.climatechangenews.com/ping.js US mayors and governors want to show the world they stand by US commitments, but to their African counterparts solidarity … Continue Reading America’s pledge is about more than pollution

Women are the foundation for change in rural Ethiopia

By Mulunesh Tsegaye | January 9, 2018 | CIMMYT Feature The idea that “Educating women/girls is nothing but a loss,” used to be a common sentiment amongst members of rural Ethiopian communities where … Continue Reading Women are the foundation for change in rural Ethiopia

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