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BBC Africa Journalists visit to Nyando climate-smart villages

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, , , , , March 29, 2016

Africa climate change and environmental reporting awards (ACCER) 2016

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The third edition of the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Awards (ACCER 2016) has been launched. The competition aims to recognize and reward excellence in environmental journalism at all levels of society. Over a period of seven weeks, (8th March – 26th April 2016) citizen as well as professional journalists and other media practitioners… Read more »

World Bank/Curt Carnemark

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March 18, 2016

Why wrecking the planet is bad for business

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By Fred Pearce As part of WLE’s partnership with The Economist Events’ Sustainability Summit this March in London, the Thrive blog is publishing a series of posts that discuss the role science plays in catalyzing shifts toward sustainability in the private sector and beyond. In this blog post, journalist Fred Pearce reflects on the discussions that took place during the… Read more »

S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

March 15, 2016

CCAFS early career scientist wins best paper award at climate change conference

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Symposium presented opportunity to share experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation in African countries. Catherine Mungai, a researcher at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has won an award for best paper at the recently concluded Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa… Read more »

G. Smith (CIAT)

Photo G. Smith (CIAT)

March 11, 2016

Achieving gender parity in African agricultural systems

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By Mary Nyasimi and Solomon Kilungu (CCAFS) On International Women’s Day 2016, a webinar highlighted issues central to agricultural development for women in Africa. “If women had the same access to productive resources as men, they could increase yields on their farms by 20 to 30 percent. This could raise total agricultural output in developing… Read more »

C.Schubert (CCAFS)

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March 10, 2016

Girls’ Clubs Having ‘Big and Meaningful’ Impacts on Young Women’s Empowerment

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This blog was originally published on the World Bank site, for more information click here  STORY HIGHLIGHTS Girls’ clubs in Uganda offer a safe haven for young women amid high rates of youth unemployment, teen pregnancy and early marriage. A study finds the clubs are improving young women’s ability to earn an income and delay… Read more »

N.Palmer (CIAT)

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New research exposes urgent need to transform key agriculture regions across Africa by as early as 2025

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Study quantifies the threat that climate change poses to nine staple food crops in sub-Saharan Africa and outlines actions and timeline required to adapt. Agriculture in parts of sub-Saharan Africa must undergo significant transformation if it is to continue to produce key food crops, according to a new study published today in Nature Climate Change. Maize, beans… Read more »

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