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26 Oct, 2015

It’s official. The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have set the pathway for the next 15 years of development. Here at CGIAR, we have transformed our entire approach to ensure we...

24 Oct, 2015

TIME HAS COME for county governments to take advantage of Kenya’s commitment to use smart agricultural technologies, which is a way of increasing the sector’s productivity while at the same time...

23 Oct, 2015

A proposed law by the East African Legislative Assembly seeks to stop smuggling of forest products like timber and sandalwood across the region. The Bill provides regulations for management and...

27 Oct, 2015

A range of important global events, reports and meetings on food and nutrition have taken place this October.

20 Oct, 2015

One March morning on the island of Sulawesi, not long after Yerri Otoluwa was appointed acting head of Rumbia village, two men she didn’t know arrived on her doorstep. “Can I help you?” the 34-...

17 Oct, 2015

Deep inside Embu County lies a small village called Kianjokoma. The land here is fertile but densely populated. Most residents own small pieces of land  for subsistence farming. Years ago, rains...

16 Oct, 2015

“Get more milk, increase your productivity and the cost of production will definitely go down…the processors will come for milk from the dairy hub and there will be no need for you to worry about...

14 Oct, 2015

This may reduce country's dependence on imported fossil fuel to meet energy needs, say experts. With more than one lakh trained farmers and local stakeholders from across 2,039 of the total of 2...

12 Oct, 2015

When one mentions “deforestation” in Southeast Asia, oil palm usually comes to mind. However, a study published in Global Environmental Change shows that rubber plantations also play a significant...

11 Oct, 2015

What looks like a crazy idea could actually become a big winner. Just like what a lawyer-businessman did to a 60-hectare sugarcane plantation in Victorias City in Negros Occidental....

9 Oct, 2015

A regional consultation on agro forestry on Thursday underscored the need for enabling policies to ensure that farmers get technology and financial incentives to integrate trees and shrubs on...

7 Oct, 2015

The team at Africa Insight Communications ensured the event was streamed live at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 27, 2015. Innovation, technology and social change...

7 Oct, 2015

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has launched a new project promoting agroforestry as a sustainable alternative to shifting cultivation in the uplands of Myanmar. A consortium of donors from the...

5 Oct, 2015

In Mont Peko National Park, thousands of leafless Iroko and Samba trees tower over a sea of lush plantations like headstones, a testament to the heavy environmental cost Ivory Coast has paid for a...

1 Oct, 2015

In his address to a climate-smart agriculture event, organized by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Frank Rijsberman, CEO of the CGIAR Consortium outlined examples of demand-...

1 Oct, 2015

While investments in Africa are on the rise, in areas such as real estate, hospitality and construction, climate-related funds for the continent are virtually non-existent, reports an article in...

1 Oct, 2015

The World Agroforestry will coordinate a high-level conference on bioenergy and development together with the Institute for Advanced...

1 Oct, 2015

Zimbabwe’s environment minister has outlined plans for a national afforestation program that will see more than 60 million trees planted over the next 4-5 years, reports News Day.

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1 Oct, 2014

 

Protecting 500 million farmers from climate change while increasing agricultural productivity and reducing carbon emissions is the goal of the newly launched Global Alliance for...

29 Sep, 2015

An open science conference for anyone with an interest in the mountains to register their ‘seeds of change’ - grassroot practices and ideas that show the positive potential of human activity in...

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