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Realising climate gains from smallholder chicken farming in Africa

There is hardly a document on African climate change issues that does not portray livestock husbandry in a negative light - responsible for emitting substantial quantities of greenhouse gases. While it is true that some livestock play a role in gener…

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Climate-smart community seed banks conserve and share essential farm biodiversity resources

Community seed banks offer a sustainable way to improve access to high-value seeds, creating viable community-based businesses and maintaining biodiversity. In addition, community seed banks contribute to farmer adaptation. They also indirectly enhan…

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Bundled green services drive farmer adoption of climate-smart agriculture

Experience with climate-smart agriculture (CSA) initiatives increasingly shows that delivering green services in isolation is an ineffective approach that produces disappointing outcomes. The provision of ‘bundled’ of products which are suited to…

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Delivering bundled digital products and services for climate-smart agriculture in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, climate change is emerging as the most serious threat to agriculture. To address the challenge, a leading farmers’ organisation has teamed up with a private sector telecoms company to provide bundled climate-smart agriculture products…

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Nov 19

SIDS Knowledge day: "Mobilisation of knowledge systems for sustainable development: new challenges for local knowledge of the SIDS"

The event, organised by UNESCO Natural sciences sector, division of Science policy and capacity-building small islands and indigenous knowledge (SII),  is designed to inform UNESCO's five sectors and permanent delegations of the small island developing states (SIDS) about the application of information communications technologies and participatory geographic information systems to the challe…
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7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris, France

Nov 6

COP23

At COP21, held in Paris in November-December 2015, the parties negotiated what is known as the Paris Agreement, which established specific actions and targets for reducing greenhouse gases emissions, mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change, and financing mitigation and adaptation efforts in developi…
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Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2, 53113 Bonn, Germany

Apr 11

Enhancing market response to resilience in livestock value chain in Eastern Africa (CLI-MARK)

Some 20 million livestock keepers in the Horn of Africa are threatened by increasingly frequent and severe droughts. Their food and nutrition security, indeed the existence of the pastoral economic system, is under threat. The frequent droughts have eroded the pastoralists’ adaptive capacity and resilience to such an extent that almost every drought now results in a humanitarian crisis. …
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Horn of Africa

Sep 19

2nd Pacific Islands University Research Network (PIURN) Conference

Entitled “Addressing the Challenges of Sustainability in the Pacific Islands”, the second PIURN conference will comprise three colloquiums on the following themes:I. The evolving principles and practices in customary land tenure systems in the Pacific in the context of development pressures and climate change.II. Pacific indigenous art form and languages in the 21st century.I…
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National University of Samoa (NUS), Vaimauga Rd, Apia, Samoa

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