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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

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

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

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

African youth go digital to keep climate-smart farming alive

By Mantoe Phakathi in Bonn | Published on 13/11/2017 | 3:34 PM |http://www.climatechangenews.com/ping.js Mobile applications and online forums help young Africans make a living from farming amid changing weather, delegates hear … Continue Reading African youth go digital to keep climate-smart farming alive

The Humble Banana Transforms an Entire Community in Eastern Zimbabwe

By Doreen Hove, Adam Silagyi, Emma Siamena | USAID – Zimbabwe | Dec. 18 2017 Once these farmers learned to turn their banana crops into commercial enterprises, word spread to their neighbours … Continue Reading The Humble Banana Transforms an Entire Community in Eastern Zimbabwe

Keeping our promise to the ocean – from commitments to action

New York City, MY | 11 October 2017, New York In June 2017, 193 Member States of the United Nations gathered at the first-ever Ocean Conference and committed to a set … Continue Reading Keeping our promise to the ocean – from commitments to action

Changing the way the world views and manages water: Storytelling through photos

SUBMITTED BY WATER COMMUNICATIONS  |THURSDAY | 06/08/2017 The Joint Secretariat of High Level Panel on Water and Connect4Climate announced today that the winner of the Instagram Photo Competition — #All4TheGreen Photo4Climate Contest Special Blue Prize — for the best … Continue Reading Changing the way the world views and manages water: Storytelling through photos

IITA commences confined field trials of transgenic cassava

Communications |December 28, 2017 The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) was recently granted a permit to carry out confined field trials (CFT) on genetically modified cassava (AMY3 RNAi transgenic … Continue Reading IITA commences confined field trials of transgenic cassava

What’s in store for Asian smallholder farmers in the Big Data hype?

Exploring how Big Data’s potentials can be used to enhance Asian farmers’ climate resiliency.

Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

SUBMITTED BY CLAUDIA W. SADOFF ON WED, 11/22/2017 | CO-AUTHORS: ANDERS JAGERSKOG Also available in  العربية The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have become a hotspot of unsustainable water use, with more … Continue Reading Game-changing water solutions for the Middle East and North Africa

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