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The role of NGOs in Africa: are they a force for good?

Non-governmental organisations have become key actors in responding to poverty and related suffering...

By Sally Matthews 5 hours ago

Technology and big data are helping Cameroonians protect their forests

A project conducted by the African Conservation Foundation and the Environment and Rural Development Foundation shows that emerging technologies and big data can take conservation to a new level...

By Arend de Haas 2 days ago

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech...

2 days ago

Environment not a priority for sub-Saharan African countries

The latest results of the 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) highlight that sub-Saharan African countries are the poorest performers...

2 days ago

Ethiopian startup accepted into Silicon Valley water innovation accelerator

Ethiopian water network management startup Triple Bottom Line Enterprises has been accepted into the Silicon Valley-based water innovation accelerator ImagineH2O...

By Tom Jackson 21 Apr 2017

Uganda's second Slow Food Earth Market launched in Manafwa

The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers...

13 Apr 2017

Indian Ocean Dipole: The obscure climate phenomenon driving drought

An obscure climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean is contributing to an East Africa drought that is threatening the lives of millions of people, as famine looms...

By Jared Ferrie 24 Feb 2017

Is sustainability baked into your strategy?

Larry Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, one of the world's largest investors, said, “The pursuit of profit maximisation at any cost has come at a great cost to the planet and our humanity. Today's culture of quarterly earnings hysteria is totally contrary to the long-term approach we need.”

By Sue Morris 23 Feb 2017

Global future food security in jeopardy warns FAO report

Intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and climate change has put mankind's ability to feed itself in jeopardy a new report by FAO warns...

22 Feb 2017

Agriculture and water scarcity - it's time to act

Farming accounts for around 70 percent of freshwater withdrawals in the world today and also contributes to water pollution due to pesticides and chemicals...

23 Jan 2017

Africa-funded project to help small-island nations adapt to climate change

FAO will support six African island nations in their efforts to make agriculture more resilient to climate shocks and boost economic development. The $1.5 million project will focus on a variety of...

21 Nov 2016

Implementing climate smart agriculture up for discussion at COP22

COP22 will look at adaptation, mitigation, transparency, and technology transfer to combat increasing greenhouse gas emissions...

10 Nov 2016

Sustainable agriculture deserves center stage at Marrakesh climate talks

Transforming agricultural sectors to address climate change for adaptation and mitigation essential to tackling hunger and poverty...

By José Graziano da Silva 8 Nov 2016

Report: rapid transformation of agriculture necessary to curb greenhouse gas emissions

The pledge to eradicate hunger and poverty must go hand in hand with rapid transformations of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, FAO said today in a new report.

19 Oct 2016

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International

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Creatives: enter Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award this week

Entries to the Cannes Lions 2017 Young Lions Health Award, in association with Unicef and ‘la Caixa' Foundation, close on 24 April 2017.

20 Apr 2017

Good Report 2016 Best Campaign promoting good causes goes to Nivea Doll

The Good Report, a collaboration between ACT Responsible and The Gunn Report, identifies the campaigns, agencies, networks and advertisers that use creative campaigns to promote sustainability and social responsibility.

18 Apr 2017

Five social good innovations

Added Value highlights five social good innovations from around the globe.

14 Apr 2017

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