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...

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 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...

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...