As populations grow and pressure on natural systems increases, sustainable use and management of resources is essential to supporting global populations and the planet.
Climate and Natural Resources
The agricultural sector in Nigeria is facing multiple stressors and sources of change. Nigeria is the most populous and most rapidly urbanizing country in Africa. This has implications for the country’s dietary choices and food production (more animal protein as well as more processed foods and...
Nov 30, 2018
This post originally appeared on ReliefWeb October 2018. The World Bank has issued a report on Scaling Up Climate-Smart Agriculture through the Africa Climate Business Plan. Key points are as follows: 1. Climate change and food insecurity are the twin development challenges that may define Africa’s...
Dec 05, 2018
Erica Goldman, NSCE Science Policy Director, moderates a discussion of emerging corporate models for managing the impacts of climate change. This 90-minute webinar, sponsored by ASU’s School of Sustainability in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment, will explore:...
Nov 29, 2018
In Malawi, effectively implemented watershed restoration works enabled households across 19 communities withstand the 2015-16 El Nino drought .
Nov 29, 2018
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Access to relevant climate services for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa has increased substantially over the years, yet uptake and integration in decision making remains highly variable. Many crop farmers, but fewer livestock farmers and pastoralists, with access to climate services act on the...
Nov 19, 2018
In years past, when drought came to Piaga, Burkina Faso, Diadagdou Haro’s crops failed and he and his wife, Libabodimo Ouoba begged fellow villagers for food to feed their family of five. The meal wasn’t nutritious, but it filled empty stomachs. When you’re asking for help you can’t be picky,...
Nov 16, 2018
The country of Burkina Faso, “Land of Upright People,” is situated in Africa’s Sahel region and prone to shocks, such as droughts. But a new USAID Development Credit Authority (DCA) partner is quickly lending to smallholder farmers and women's groups to tackle these challenges.
Nov 14, 2018
Do you have great photos depicting global agriculture and food security that you want to share with the development community? We want to hear from you! The Agrilinks 2018 Photo Challenge, open to all, is a great opportunity to share your work or that of your organization with our community of 15,...
Nov 06, 2018
Technological innovation can be harnessed to build the resilience of farmers and fishers in Uganda so they can adapt to climate change. Mobile phone use is exploding in Uganda and across Sub-Saharan Africa and is a rich source for the region’s socio-economic development.
Oct 29, 2018
This post was written by Lydia Mbevi, a gender & social inclusion expert at ACDI/VOCA. Based in Northern Kenya’s Isiolo township, the Tawakal Women’s Group is a vibrant social and economic network for women doing business in a marginalized region. The regular meetings the women hold are not...