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Unpacking climate governance in 4 films

A series of 4 short videos aim to ‘cut through the complexity’ and decipher the policies, acronyms and jargon of international climate governance.

Tell your climate story and head to Paris

Young journalists from developing countries are being encouraged to enter a global storytelling contest in the lead up the UN climate change talks in Paris.

Bats prefer coffee; in the shade

A study by researchers from the University of Leeds has found that wild bats are flourishing in shade-grown coffee farms in the Western Ghats of India, reports Take Part.

UN to establish new fund to tackle land degradation

During the Paris climate change talks in December 2015, the United Nations is set to announce a new fund aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from poor land management and improving food, ene

Food forests to supplement pastoralism in Kenya

Pastoralists in Samburu, northern Kenya, faced with hunger and malnutrition, are establishing ‘food forests’ to supplement their way of life.

Water-saving technologies transform agricutlure in arid region of Kenya

In an article in Farming First during World Water Week, enviornmental scientist, Hudson Shiraku, outlines how farmers in Machakos, Kenya are tackling frequent and prolonged droughts, exace

(DailyMonitor) How growing trees on the farm leads to food security

It is important to plant different tree species in crop lands because they contribute to higher productivity of crops and animals as well as the soil.

Philippine couples must plant trees before they wed

Before they can marry, couples in the towns of Itogon and Kibungan in the Philippines must first plant 5 trees.

Fertilizer trees offer huge savings in Malawi

Fertilizer trees could reduce the Government of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Programme (FISP) budget by half.

Agroforestry push in South Sudan

In a move to encourage agroforestry to reduce deforestation and degradation, the government of South Sudan’s Jonglei state has revamped its central nursery and is offering 25,000 tree seedlings for

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