Africa

04 Aug 2014

Members of Lower Kamula Youth Group in Western Kenya are shaking up their community as they are staying put while empowering other young people in the area to embrace a bright future as farmers.

Read more at http://weadapt.org/knowledge-base/vulnerability/kenyan-youths-get-farming-the-climate-smart-way?tm_source=weADAPT&utm_campaign=bc09520ce4-Monthly+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_be94db1743-bc09520ce4-97775189

01 Aug 2014

Ethiopia may not be known internationally for its wildlife, unlike neighbouring Kenya, but the government has launched a plan both to protect and promote wildlife areas, while helping tackle climate change at the same time.

22 Jul 2014

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda announced, at the first UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), an initiative to address the illegal timber trade originating from East Africa, recognizing also that illegal logging must be mitigated, and forests managed sustainably, in order to reduce emissions from forest loss.  Norway announced its support for this initiative, which will also benefit from the participation of INTERPOL, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

22 Jan 2014

The relationship between forests and human nutrition is not yet well understood. A better understanding of this relationship is vital at a time when the majority of new land for agriculture is being cleared from forests. We use Demographic Health Survey data on food consumption for children from 21 African countries and Global Land Cover Facility tree cover data to examine the relationship between tree cover and three key indicators of nutritional quality of children's diets: dietary diversity, fruit and vegetable consumption, and animal source food consumption.

Read more: http://www.cifor.org/online-library/browse/view-publication/publication/...

06 Jan 2014

Despite security challenges in half of the prefectures, farmers in the Central African Republic are counting on the next agricultural season to restore their food production capacity and reduce the risk of famine and malnutrition.

Since last year, farming families have had to flee violence, abandoning their fields along the main roads to replant crops deep in the bush. This disruption led them to produce much less than previous years, with a major impact on food reserves that are expected to last until only February instead of July.

Read more: http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/211831/icode/

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