World Bank approves $170m to support rural projects in the Philippines

The World Bank has announced an additional $170m in financing to support the Philippines government implement a project to improve rural livelihoods. In a statement on Friday, the World Bank said that the financing will go into developing essential rural infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, irrigation systems, and drinkable water...

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...

Innovation in agriculture is key to feeding Africa in the future

A recent forum in South Africa has called on the continent to respond to the pressures of food demand and climate change. A renewed focus is especially needed on the practice of agricultural extension in responding to an expected doubling of demand for food by 2050 across the continent. The Durban...

World Bank Investment in Kenya Climate-Smart Agriculture

The World Bank has recently approved a $250 million USD investment to the Climate-Smart Agriculture Project in Kenya. The main goal of the project is to “increase agricultural productivity and build resilience to climate change risks for smallholder farming and pastoral communities.” The secondary goal of the project is to...

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