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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, 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, 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, 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, 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, via Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security...

United Nations - Framework Convention on Climate ChangeEuropean system for monitoring greenhouse gases emission to be introduced in Ukraine
25 April 2017, 5:59 am
Source: Kyiv Post - The Ecology and Natural Resources Ministry of Ukraine with the support of the World Bank is actively working on implementing an efficient monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gases emissions in Ukraine, Ecology Minister Ostap Semerak has said.

California’s landmark climate-change program would also fight air pollution under proposal
25 April 2017, 5:59 am
Source: The Mercury News - As the Legislature weighs the future of cap and trade, California’s groundbreaking program to cut greenhouse gas emissions that expires in 2020, it is considering key changes pushed by environmentalists and fought by Big Oil and other industry groups in a proposal that cleared its first committee hearing Monday.

Study: Man-made extreme weather has hit all over the world
25 April 2017, 5:59 am
Source: AP - Most people on Earth have already felt extreme and record heat, drought or downpours goosed by man-made global warming, new research finds.

Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense
25 April 2017, 5:59 am
Source: AP - China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal reserves to send less smog-inducing chemicals into the air, the move threatens to undermine efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Tuesday.

An old rock could lead to 'next generation' solar cells
25 April 2017, 5:59 am
Source: Climatewire - After a 170-year delay, the discovery of a strange, metallic-looking rock found in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1839 has ignited a global technology race for a cheaper, more efficient solar cell. It could seriously disrupt the world's solar market, currently dominated by China.

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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