climate change

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,...

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...

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...

‘Conflict and climate change’ are increasing world hunger, says UN Secretary-General

Speaking at the 30th African Union Summit on Satuday, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted climate change as one of the leading causes of world hunger. He commented: “Climatic...

UN Environment and WHO agree to fight environmental pollution together

UN Environment and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have signed a new agreement to combat major development issues around the world, including air pollution, climate change, water quality, food and nutrition....

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...

Germany and Bangladesh sign €300m deal to support development programmes

Germany has signed three agreements with Bangladesh to improve the country's infrastructure and resilience against the impacts of climate change. The total €337.2 million deal will...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invests $300m to help farmers adapt to climate change

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has recently pledged £300m on research to support farmers in Asia and Africa in the fight against climate change. The money will be spent over the next three...

Scientists urge action to save chocolate from climate change

Academics have warned that the cacao plant used to make chocolate could entirely disappear by 2050 due to climate change. Half of the world’s chocolate is currently sourced from just two African countries:...

World Soil Day - Addressing Soil Fertility to Ensure Food Security

Every year the 5th of December is marked as the World Soil Day, established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to raise awareness about the importance of soil quality for...

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...