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Climate Change, Agriculture & Food SecurityFeeding Ourselves on a Warming Planet
27 February 2013, 5:22 pm
A new working paper suggests that modest efforts to tackle climate change are not enough to protect the world’s food supply.See it on Scoop.it, via Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security...


Bringing the field to the farmers: how video is transforming agriculture
14 February 2013, 8:10 pm
Farm yields are low not because improved practices do not exist, but because farmers are unaware of themSee it on Scoop.it, via Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security...


New versus old media: how best to get information to smallholder farmers
8 February 2013, 2:21 pm
Projects based on radio, mobile technology and social networking give an insight into what works best for farmersSee it on Scoop.it, via Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security...


Probing Impact of Warming On the World's Food Supply by Olive Heffernan: Yale Environment 360
7 February 2013, 4:49 pm
One of the few potential advantages attributed to soaring carbon dioxide levels has been enhanced crop growth.See it on Scoop.it, via Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security...


World Bank spending on forests fails to curb poverty, auditors claim
5 February 2013, 9:00 pm
Report by World Bank's own evaluators say its investments support logging and do little to help rural poor peopleSee it on Scoop.it, via Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security...



United Nations - Framework Convention on Climate Change2nd report on India's green house gas emissions out soon
24 March 2017, 3:24 pm
Source: Economic Times - The second biennial report on India's green house gas emissions will be released soon, a top Environment Ministry official said today.


Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel
24 March 2017, 3:24 pm
Source: IBNS - Speaking on Thursday at a United Nations forum to invigorate political momentum on climate change, the head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed.


UN urges countries to remain committed to Paris climate deal
24 March 2017, 3:24 pm
Source: The Nation - Climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat to peace, prosperity and development and addressing it presents an economic opportunity for governments and business, senior United Nations officials said Thursday.


Al Gore: Congressional Republicans could help defeat Donald Trump's anti-environmentalist agenda
24 March 2017, 3:24 pm
Source: The Independent - A group of Republicans in the US Congress are about to commit to taking action on global warming with only “a few more” needed to create a working majority on the issue, Al Gore has said.


Global Warming: Climate Scientists Propose 'Carbon Law' To Achieve Zero Emissions By 2050
24 March 2017, 3:24 pm
Source: International Business Times - The long-term, and what many say is somewhat unrealistic, goal of the Paris climate agreement ratified last year is to achieve zero global greenhouse gas emissions latest by 2080. Doing so, climate scientists argue, is a crucial prerequisite to limiting the rise in global temperatures to within 2 degrees Celsius...



Climate Exchange Network for AfricaAdapting to climate change in Eastern and Southern Africa
19 March 2013, 2:42 pm
In Africa, millions will suffer from climate change impacts on agriculture, water availability, ecosystem services and biodiversity. It’s urgent for countries in the region to take action to reduce vulnerability and enhance local communities’ capacity to adapt.


Seed company cautions farmers on counterfeits
18 March 2013, 2:11 pm
By PHILIP BWAYO: Business Daily Kenya Seed Company (KSC) has cautioned farmers against opting for counterfeit seeds after its recent price increase. KSC managing director Willy Bett said unsuspecting farmers may fall prey to rogue traders who are keen on replicating the parastatal’s packaging in marketing counterfeits. “We want to send a warning...


Poor rainfall in Kenya to affect earnings from agricultural sector
15 March 2013, 2:53 pm
Kenya’s earnings from the agricultural sector are expected to suffer fresh shocks with projected poor rainfall in the second quarter of 2013. The Kenya Meteorological Department on Wednesday projected that the long rains (expected between March-May) will be poorly distributed and depressed, hurting agricultural production and supply. While earnings...


E. Africa should not neglect agriculture due to oil recovery
15 March 2013, 2:16 pm
By Cheruiyot Collins: The East African Oil and gas exploration in Africa appears to have shifted from the West to the East. The region’s geopolitical profile is rising. The region is now a beehive of oil and gas activities. The trouble is, the rush could lead to the neglect of the agricultural sector. Regional governments [...]...


Making Sense and Cents out of Climate Change
19 April 2012, 1:52 pm
Selemany Kinyuyu is founder of East Africans first for-profit retail carbon offset company, “Offset Africa”. The company works with rural farmers to convert dilapidated and unused rural lands into viable carbon projects. The carbon credits generated are sold to eco-tourists who travel to Tanzania. They also provide rural jobs and local solutions...



The Rockefeller FoundationThe Life of an Imaginary Girl, All Grown Up in the Year 2040
The Rockefeller Foundation’s Informal City Dialogues project recently completed its first series of workshops in all six of the cities participating. In these initial workshops, attendees were asked to participate in developing “futures” for their city. This is Accra's version of their future---in 2040.


Southeast Asia is the Next Hub for Impact Investing
Due to recent shifts in global wealth, The Rockefeller Foundation believes Southeast Asia is an untapped region for impact investing. Last week in Hong Kong, we hosted the third of four forums on impact investing in the global south aimed to address the opportunities and challenges for unlocking greater impact investment capital, expanding the sector’s...


Winners of the Latin American Impact Economy Innovations Fund
We announce of the winners of the Latin American Impact Economy Innovations Fund (IEIF).The team at The Rockefeller Foundation, along with Omidyar Network, Fundación Avina and Avina Americas, was thrilled by the number and quality of proposals we received: 111 submissions were submitted from more than 20 countries, for a wide range of work designed...


Twitter Chat on March 27th: Access to Healthy Food
On March 27th from 9am EDT/13:00 GMT, experts and problem solvers from around the world will convene to discuss unhealthy food markets in the developing world and elsewhere—and solutions that have the potential to make food systems healthier and nutritious food more accessible. Join the chat any time during the conference by logging onto Twitter and...


The Rockefeller Foundation Honors 2012 Jane Jacobs Medal Winners
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