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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

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

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

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

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

Seeds of Hope

By Neha Khator | USAID| January 8, 2018 Improved seeds and better access to water have proved a winning combination for these Indian farmers. Three spokes in his back wheel have almost … Continue Reading Seeds of Hope

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

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

Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

Here’s how our actions, ideas, and passions helped empower people and expand opportunity around the globe this year From responding to Hurricane Maria to announcing a unique way to fund our … Continue Reading Be Inspired: 10 of USAID’s Best

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