New mobile app could help African farmers in a changing climate

A new app has been developed to help farmers on the continent choose the right type of plants in response to climate change. The app, called African Tree Finder, has been developed by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and currently helps identify 80 tree species for specific agricultural uses. These...

We need insurance to reflect the reality of climate disasters

It is well known that climate change causes an increase in the likelihood and severity of natural disasters. It is vital, therefore, that the cost of adapting and rebuilding after these catastrophes does not unduly fall on the poorest people. For example, Hurricane Irma, which ravaged the Caribbean and North...

Developing Countries are in need of Recovery not just Resilience

The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 cost $235 billion, according to World Bank. Six years later, Japanese residents are still recovering from the natural disaster. Japan’s Reconstruction agency stated that out of the 150,000 evacuees who lost their homes, 50,000 of them were still living in temporary housing. The...

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