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  • Kenya : New fund to help communities adapt to climate change

    26 October 2012, source: NewsfromAfrica
    URL: http://www.newsfromafrica.org/newsfromafrica/articles/art_13630.html

    The Climate Adaptation Fund will disburse £500,000 (68.5 million shillings) over the next year in Isiolo County. If successful, the approach could be replicated in other counties of Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands. Nairobi: The government of Kenya will next week (29 October) launch a new fund to help communities in the north of the country adapt to climate change and other development challenges...
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  • It may be too late to stop global warming

    26 October 2012, source: ABC News
    URL: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/late-stop-global-warming/story?id=17557814#.UJeilobF3PN

    Here's a dark secret about the earth's changing climate that many scientists believe, but few seem eager to discuss: It's too late to stop global warming. Greenhouse gasses pumped into the planet's atmosphere will continue to grow even if the industrialized nations cut their emissions down to the bone...
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  • Environment ministers set out EU position ahead of Climate Conference

    26 October 2012, source: Nieuws bank
    URL: http://www.nieuwsbank.nl/en/2012/10/26/I002.htm

    On 25 October 2012, the Environment Council agreed on the EU stance for major international climate talks coming up in Doha, Qatar, in late November. The European Union is calling for balanced progress on all the elements of the package agreed at the 2011 Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa...
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  • Recalibrating food production in a changing climate

    01 October 2012, source: CCAFS
    URL: http://ccafs.cgiar.org

    A new CCAFS policy brief outlines the fate of major food staples and critical natural resources in a changing climate. The brief was based on an extensive report requested by the United Nations committee on world food security which considered 22 mandate crops, natural resources, livestock and fish, and was produced with input from over 70 CGIAR scientists at 14 centers...
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  • Climate Change and Food Systems new review

    01 October 2012, source: CCAFS
    URL: http://ccafs.cgiar.org

    A newly published review by CCAFS researchers takes a "food system" approach to assessing the links between climate change and agriculture. The review gives an estimate for GHG emissions across the whole food supply chain. It points to adaptation and mitigation options in both agriculture and post-farmgate...
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  • CCAFS In the News

    01 October 2012, source: CCAFS
    URL: http://ccafs.cgiar.org

    The two reports mentioned above have received significant media attention, with CCAFS scientists speaking on BBC Focus on Africa (Radio and TV) and on BBC Television World News. So far, the story has been picked up by Reuters, BBC News, Guardian Global Development, Agencia EFE (Spain), Deutsche Presse-Agentur (Germany), Reuters AlertNet, Deutsche Welle and NatureNews...
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  • FANRPAN challenges Tanzania on Agricultural issues

    06 September 2012, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://www.fanrpan.org/documents/d01426/

    The Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) has challenged the Tanzanian government to further improve on its commitment to agricultural development. FANRPAN Chief Executive Officer Dr Lindiwe Majela Sibanda challenged Tanzanian President Dr Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete to improve on the use of fertilisers and effective seeds...
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  • FANRPAN salutes the best in Agriculture

    03 September 2012, source: FANRPAN
    URL: http://www.fanrpan.org/documents/d01425/

    The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) announced the winners of its annual excellence awards at the Tanzania Dialogue in Dar es Salaam. The annual awards are made in four categories – the Leadership Award, the Excellence in Journalism Award, the Movers and Shakers Award, and for the first time this year the Youth in Agriculture Award...
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  • A toolkit for designing climate change adaptation initiatives

    03 September 2012, source: AfriCAN Climate
    URL: http://www.africanclimate.net/en/publications/toolkit-designing-climate-change-adaptation-initiatives

    This Toolkit, prepared by UNDP practitioners, aspires to support all those involved in the design of measurable, verifiable, and reportable adaptation initiatives. It provides step-by-step guidance. As such, it seeks to answer the following question: What are the basic steps in planning and designing an adaptation initiative?
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  • Fast-track procedure for approving plant protection products in Central Africa

    20 July 2012, source: PIP
    URL: http://pip.coleacp.org/en/pip/23925-fast-track-procedure-approving-plant-protection-products-central-africa

    The Interstate Committee of Pesticides in Africa (CPAC), the specialized branch of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), announced the launch of its first approvals of plant protection products in a press release sent out on 10 July. Born out of a common political desire to clean up the agricultural sector in the CEMAC area, the CPAC is made up of three experts from each CEMAC Member State (Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and the Central African Republic), representatives of the CEMAC Commission, the IPC-AU, FAO and WHO...
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  • Youth unemployment takes shine off Africa's economic growth

    28 May 2012, source: guardian.co.uk
    URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk

    Africa is expected to grow 4.5% this year and 4.8% next, but more than half of the region's unemployed are aged 15 to 24 Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world after escaping the worst of the global financial crisis - but the phenomenon of jobless growth combined with the world's youngest population threatens progress, according to the African Economic Outlook (AEO)...
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  • Women farmers are key to a Food-Secure Africa

    11 May 2012, source: Inter Press Service (IPS)
    URL: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=107751

    While women constitute the majority of food producers, processors and marketers in Africa, their role in the agricultural sector still remains a minor one because of cultural and social barriers.According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), women are the majority of the world's agricultural producers, supplying more than 50 percent of the food that is grown globally...
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  • Aspirations and race relations: young people and livelihoods

    05 April 2012, source: Future Agricultures
    URL: http://www.future-agricultures.org/blog/entry/aspirations-and-race-relations-young-people-and-livelihoods

    The challenge for the panel on Livelihoods at the Young People, Farming and Food conference was to highlight the benefits and opportunities available for the youth in the agri-food sector. Can young people make a living from agriculture?  Three speakers offered varying perspectives on the question...
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  • Climate Change: Understanding Rio+20

    03 April 2012, source: IRIN News
    URL: http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95227/CLIMATE-CHANGE-Understanding-Rio-20

    A Nobel laureate, a Swedish environmentalist’s idea, the “doughnut” concept, Scandinavia’s sense of social capital, measuring the quality of life, and valuing the oceans are just some of the things trending in the run-up to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development due to be held on 20-22 June 2012...
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  • Out of Africa?

    23 March 2012, source: BBC. Business Daily
    URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00pnmc2/Business_Daily_Out_of_Africa/

    As world population swells and incomes rise the UN believes food production needs to rise 70% by 2050. But fuel and fertliser prices are also rising, land and water is scarce and who knows what damage climate change will wreak? Justin Rowlatt interviews Kostas Stmoulis, the director of the FAO's Agricultural Development Economics Division about future food prices...
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