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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

UCLG Africa hosts brainstorm session on accessing climate finance

Pan-African organisation United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) will this week host a brainstorming workshop on how local authorities of Africa can access climate finance...

6 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

Sage launches $1m fund to inspire African innovation

The Sage Foundation recently launched a $1m enterprise fund open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls...

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

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

Nations meet in Rwanda to tackle greenhouse gases

Envoys from nearly 200 nations met in Kigali on Thursday, 13 October, to discuss ridding the world of HFCs, gases introduced to save the ozone layer only to unwittingly assail Earth's climate...

14 Oct 2016

27 African countries adopt the Marrakesh Declaration

Twenty-seven African countries have adopted the Marrakesh Declaration, which consolidates these countries' commitment to placing the Adaptation of African Agriculture at the heart of COP22 negotiations...

11 Oct 2016

Ethiopia Soil Map arms farmers with new fertilisers in climate fight

Nationwide survey of soil conditions is leading to more effective use of fertilisers and could boost food security...

By Pius Sawa 30 Sep 2016

Transforming agriculture critical to address food security, climate change challenges

According to FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva, agriculture must transform itself to achieve food and nutrition security for all, as well as help address global challenges such as...

27 Sep 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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