agriculture

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 medium term. India is expected to experience extreme weather events,...

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 increasing in demand around the world as they improve the ability of...

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...

$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 hunger across 26 countries. Humanitarian needs have been exacerbated by...

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 ‘Cooperative Market Development Programme’ uses an innovative...

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...

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 food insecurity in conflict zones is continuing to deteriorate. There...

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. The research aims to allow farmers in Africa to adapt to the changing...

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 change on their livelihood. The speakers were participating in a recent...

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 Agriculture Innovations in Africa’. Aimed at senior representatives...

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 province of Cabinda. The agreement was officially signed at a ceremony...

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 next generation of farmers. The scheme is currently being rolled out...

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 flows into the food and agricultural sectors from Official Development...

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...