Climate-smart agriculture provides a lifeline to Mali’s women

Agriculture is often a key route out of poverty for many in developing countries, especially among women. And in the West African country of Mali, it is estimated that women make up half of all those involved...

Smartphones are helping farmers in Latin America fight climate change

Thousands of smallholder farmers in Latin America are set to benefit from a new initiative that will enable them to improve their coping strategies for climate change. A three year agreement between the...

UK pledges £21.5 million for climate change adaptation in Zimbabwe

The UK’s Department of International Development (DFID) has announced new funding to support climate change programmes in Zimbabwe. A new £21.5 million grant was announced in Harare last week...

FAO calls for new funding to vaccinate livestock in South Sudan

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an appeal to help vaccinate nine million animals in South Sudan. The organisation is hoping to raise $7.5 million to combat the increased...

African leaders back initiative to combat malnutrition

A new plan to remove barriers to combating malnutrition has been agreed to by African leaders.  The resolution was made at a recent meeting in Addis Ababa with the African Union, which represents all...

African Development Bank urges increase in renewables and climate financing

The African Development Bank has used a major speech in Ethiopia to call for greater investment in renewable energy and climate resiliency. Speaking at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa...

$25.5 million investment to protect Gambia’s river basin from climate change

A new project from UN Environment and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will protect Gambia’s agricultural sector from the increasingly damaging effects of climate change. The six-year adaptation scheme...

Sustainable agriculture needs financing to unlock potential

Agriculture stands at a crossroads between its current contributions to greenhouse gas emissions and the number of mouths it needs to feed in the developing world. The answer to the former is estimated...

Zambia looks to climate-smart agriculture to combat poverty

The government in Zambia has long known about the threat that climate change poses to its economy and the livelihood of its citizens. Estimated losses to the country’s GDP from its impacts on agriculture...

Climate change could hit farming incomes in India by 25%

The Indian government released its annual Economic Survey this week which has drawn attention to the potential economic damage from climate change to agricultural livelihoods. The survey provides analysis...

‘Conflict and climate change’ are increasing world hunger, says UN Secretary-General

Speaking at the 30th African Union Summit on Satuday, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted climate change as one of the leading causes of world hunger. He commented: “Climatic...

UN Environment and WHO agree to fight environmental pollution together

UN Environment and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have signed a new agreement to combat major development issues around the world, including air pollution, climate change, water quality, food and nutrition....