Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa

IBADAN and MEXICO CITY, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) – 17 February – African smallholder farmers have no choice but to adapt to climate change: 2020 was the second hottest year on record, while prolonged droughts and explosive floods are directly threatening…

Omvits Helps Meet the World’s Increasing Demand for Omega-3 in a Sustainable and Cruelty-Free Way

Overfishing is damaging our planet, but Omvits is on a mission to protect it and support your health with clean, sustainable and ethical algae-based Omega-3 The planet needs help now more than ever. But Omvits, the British nutrition brand, is officially…

Despite Petitions & Mounting Pressure, Namibian Government Proceeds with Sale of 3% of Country’s Last Elephants

The country’s Environment Ministry is defending the January 29 auction as a conservation strategy, but conservations say the move is based on false population statistics, disputed claims of human-elephant conflict and puts 3% of Namibia’s last elephants up for sale…

U.N. agency removes cannabis from most dangerous drug category

The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs. Experts say the decision has the potential to impact the global medical marijuana industry. The Vienna-based U.N. agency said…

Food habits must change to meet Paris Climate Agreement, Oxford-led study finds

By Yihang Fang According to an Oxford-led study published in the journal Science, even if the world significantly reduces its reliance on fossil fuels, it will still be unable to meet the Paris Climate Agreement goals if the global food system…

Connecting communities and advancing gender equality in The Gambia

The Gambia is a small fragile country in West Africa – one that is faced with growing poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Over the last decade, major climate-related crises as well as disease outbreaks have left the population more vulnerable.…

TAAT opens a new frontier for Wheat in Ethiopia

Recent high-level monitoring visits to TAAT programme sites in Ethiopia show that adoption of new wheat varieties, coupled with innovative production technologies and methods, substantially increases production and commercialisation, raises farmers’ incomes and creates job opportunities for women and youth.…

Protect landscapes to protect humanity

COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it jumps between animals and people, and is therefore closely connected to the lands both inhabit. Human and economic activity is eroding wild spaces, forests and other important ecosystems, bringing us closer to…

Protection of seagrasses key to building resilience to climate change, disasters – new UN report

Seagrass meadows can be a powerful nature-based climate solution and help sustain communities hard-hit by stressors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, but these important ecosystems continue to decline. The importance of seagrasses is highlighted in a new report, Out of…

COVID-19 speeds up digitalization of African agricultural sector

When it became harder in Kenya for plant and animal health specialists to meet physically with farmers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sides embraced digital agriculture services. And when farmers found it difficult to buy agri-products like seeds and…

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