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N.Palmer (CIAT)

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March 31, 2016

China seeks to deepen relations with Africa in agricultural development


By Katherine Lopez, Head of Communication, IITA China has stepped up efforts to deepen collaboration with Africa in the area of agricultural development with the exploration of cooperation with IITA. China’s Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS), the agency that is promoting the collaboration with IITA, sees the partnership as a win-win situation for both China… Read more »

N.Palmer (CIAT)

Photo N.Palmer (CIAT)

Building a resilient agriculture sector in Rwanda through climate information services


By Susan Onyango (ICRAF) The Rwandan government has teamed up with research institutes and development partners to provide nearly one million farmers with timely access to essential climate information services. The launch of Rwanda Climate Services for Agriculture project, coinciding with the World Meteorological Day on March 23, will help transform the country’s rural farming communities and… Read more »

F. Fiondella (IRI/CCAFS)

Photo F. Fiondella (IRI/CCAFS)

March 30, 2016

Ethiopia, UK met agencies join forces to battle weather extremes


KONSO, Ethiopia, March 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It is the seventh consecutive year that Deneke Degaga, a father of eight, is facing a crop failure. Degaga, 38, lives in Konso, an area that has faced repeated droughts. Recently, when his sorghum, bean and maize crop died, he decided to sell his one of his… Read more »

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


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


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


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 »

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