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Investors turn against fossil fuels at Paris climate summit

Major investors vowed Tuesday, 12 December, to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock new cash to save humanity from climate "doom"...

13 Dec 2017

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Global Soil Organic Carbon Map a powerful tool for sustainable agriculture, climate change mitigation

Conserving and restoring soils, as a major carbon storage system, is critical for both sustainable agriculture and mitigating climate change. FAO launched a comprehensive global map showing the amount of carbon stocks in the soil...

6 Dec 2017

The future of agriculture, food security is knowledge-intensive
The future of agriculture, food security is knowledge-intensive

As gains from the green revolution come up against limited natural resources, agriculture is poised for another major transformation...

28 Nov 2017

AIDmonitor to analyse funding flows for development in food and agriculture-related sectors
AIDmonitor to analyse funding flows for development in food and agriculture-related sectors

It's the first tool to paint a complete picture of ODA funding flows for all development sectors, and the only tool to analyse funding flows with an FAO lens - focused on agriculture, food security, nutrition, and rural development activities...

24 Nov 2017

Good to know (perhaps) that food is being 'nuclearised'
Good to know (perhaps) that food is being 'nuclearised'

"Using nuclear sciences to feed the world" have led to some major success stories. FAO provides seven examples of how nuclear technology is improving food and agriculture...

By Baher Kamal 23 Nov 2017

Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018
Natural Selection to open new safari camp in remote Namibia in 2018

In a joint venture between Natural Selection, local communities and Dr Julian Fennessy, Africa's foremost giraffe expert, the safari tourism business will open a new camp in the remote and wild Kaokoland...

17 Nov 2017

Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development
Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power...

17 Nov 2017

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New online Climate-Smart Agriculture Sourcebook to help steer food systems in sustainable direction

Climate-smart agriculture is one of the approaches to steer the needed transformation in the world's agriculture and food systems in ways that are both productive and sustainable...

13 Nov 2017

Three animal tourist attractions you should never do
Three animal tourist attractions you should never do

Wild animals should always be in the wild and not made to do our bidding. The pursuit of travel can be done responsibly, with an awareness of the environment and its inhabitants...

By Elaine Clara Mah 8 Nov 2017

Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report
Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report

Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday, 20 October...

24 Oct 2017

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WAZA signs MoU to help make sustainably produced palm oil the norm

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the RSPO have signed a five-year MoU to further transformation of markets and make sustainable palm oil the norm...

20 Oct 2017

#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population
#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population

Africa holds the key to feeding 9 billion people by 2050, Dr Akinwumi Adesina says during Norman Borlaug Lecture...

20 Oct 2017

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers
Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

19 Oct 2017

African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator
African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator

African female entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for the Y-HER Accelerator Programme, which offers mentorship and a total of $50,000 in prize funding...

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2017

GBCSA announces rebrand of Green Star SA rating system
GBCSA announces rebrand of Green Star SA rating system

Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) Green Star SA rating system has been rebranded Green Star Africa to support its uptake throughout the continent...

9 Oct 2017

Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfies
Activists condemn craze for wild animal selfies

The craze for tourists taking selfies alongside wild animals, then posting on Instagram is fueling cruel treatment of iconic species in the Amazon, activists warn...

6 Oct 2017

Conflict and climate change lead to a rise in global hunger
Conflict and climate change lead to a rise in global hunger

Last year about 11% of the total human population (approximately 850 million people on the planet) suffered from daily hunger...

By Evan Fraser 4 Oct 2017

FNB @Parkside achieves five-star Green Star Africa As Built rating
FNB @Parkside achieves five-star Green Star Africa As Built rating

FNB @Parkside in Namibia is the first five-star Green Star rated building in Namibia and Africa, outside South Africa, after being awarded its As Built rating by the Green Building Council...

3 Oct 2017

Stor-Age re-commits to Santa Shoebox project partnership
Stor-Age re-commits to Santa Shoebox project partnership

Stor-Age has committed for the sixth consecutive year to its Santa Shoebox project partnership...

28 Sep 2017

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FAO director-general calls for renewed commitment to zero tolerance on food loss, waste

FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva has joined in calls for a renewed global commitment to zero tolerance on food loss and waste...

22 Sep 2017

First solar-powered Nedbank branch launched
First solar-powered Nedbank branch launched

Nedbank has launched its first solar branch in Mncwasa in the Eastern Cape using SolarTurtle...

20 Sep 2017

Africa's ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth, will protect people too
Africa's ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth, will protect people too

Africa is known for its rich biodiversity. On a continent where people depend on this biodiversity for their daily livelihood, the question of how animals and plants that live on it will be protected, remains crucial...

By Willem Daniel Lubbe 11 Sep 2017

Intra-African trade critical for economic growth
Intra-African trade critical for economic growth

Participation of women in the economy is key to unlocking intra-African growth opportunities...

By Deepa Vallabh 8 Sep 2017

New WWF report highlights better water management in Africa as key to sustainable development
New WWF report highlights better water management in Africa as key to sustainable development

Africa's Watershed Moment: How better water management can underpin Africa's development - a recently released report commissioned by WWF and AB InBev - highlights how the management of water is fundamental to sustainable development across the continent.

1 Sep 2017

Public, private sector leadership push for more inclusive vision in African development agenda
Public, private sector leadership push for more inclusive vision in African development agenda

400 private and public sector leaders gathered on Thursday, 31 August, for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg to discuss accelerating and scaling innovations...

1 Sep 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

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Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA) launches Twaa - a mentorship and learning on the go platform for girls and women in Africa....

16 Aug 2017

#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson
#LadiesofLoeries: The Namibian perspective with Chrisna Basson

In this exclusive Loeries-slash-women's-month interview, Loeries 2017 regional judge Chrisna Basson, head of strategy at Weathermen & Co in Namibia, shares that a more inclusive world won't happen by itself...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Aug 2017

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How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive...

15 Aug 2017

15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize
15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017...

15 Aug 2017

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