agriculture

Press release: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

New Guides to De-Risk Investment in Climate-Smart Agriculture in Africa Launched by Scientists “CSA profiles” are presented...

Asia needs to step up the fight against hunger, says FAO Director

Governments in Asia must further their commitment to Zero Hunger by focusing on rural poverty reduction and adapting their agricultural...

Natural disasters in Asia caused $48 billion worth of agricultural losses in 2017

A report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) revealed that between 2005 and 2015 Asia suffered the most significant economic...

Linking local production and refugee nutrition is key to ‘maintain harmony’ in Cox’s Bazar

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has distributed seeds and agricultural machinery to over 500 host families in Cox’s...

Zambia launches a new $33 million sustainable livelihoods and forest protection programme

Climate change is causing more frequent and intense weather extremes in Zambia with a rise in both flooding and drought which have created...

World Bank announces new climate resilience plans to benefit 25 million in India

The World Bank has announced a $420 million project to increase climate resilience financial and viability in agriculture for small...

UNESCO announces new plans to revitalise the Lake Chad region

A new plan by UNESCO highlights that creating more jobs in the Lake Chad area is crucial to protect the shrinking lake and addressing...

A new project puts women at the forefront of climate resilience in Bangladesh

The Green Climate Fund has approved a US$25 million grant to support Bangladesh’s efforts to build the adaptive capacities of...

How can India’s agricultural industry prepare for climate change?

India’s latest annual economic survey revealed that climate change could hurt the income of Indian farmers by up to 25% in the...

FAO has launched a global platform to increase the success of Farmer Field Schools.

Farmer Field Schools are community driven programmes providing agricultural training and education to communities. The programmes are...

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...

$1.06 billion needed to protect 26 countries from famine

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation have launched a $1.06 billion appeal to save lives and livelihoods and address...

New UN project set to benefit 14,000 Nepalese farmers

A new programme launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is set to benefit thousands of rural farmers in Nepal. The...

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...

World Food Programme and FAO: Hunger in conflict stricken countries is intensifying

The latest bi annual report from the World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agricultural Organisation of the UN (FAO) reveals that...

UK scientists lead cutting edge research into ‘super crops’

New research led by UK scientists is looking to create crops that are more nutritious and resilient to disease, drought and floods....

Agriculture in Africa can adapt to climate change, say industry experts

A group of leading agricultural and development experts have highlighted that Africa can, and must, adapt to the impacts of climate...

Improving Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture Innovations in Africa

On 17th January the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar on ‘Improving Adoption of Climate-Smart...

New $101 million deal to build essential infrastructure in Angola

The African Development Bank has agreed a new deal to loan Angola over $100 million to develop vital infrastructure projects in the...

New initiative to encourage Nigerian youth to take up farming

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a new ‘Farming is Cool’ initiative this week, as a way of developing the...

Transparency is improved with new tool to analyse funding flows

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new online tool to better understand the financial...

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...