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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"

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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

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

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'

"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

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

Kenyan Tourism CS joins #7SummitsAfrica to promote conservation through tourism

Kenyan Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has joined the Mt. Kenya leg of the 7 Summits Africa Challenge, drawn to it by its driving ethos of promoting conservation through sustainable tourism in East Africa

15 Nov 2017

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

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

What does the future African city look like?

What does the future African city look like? How do we identify the impact and trends resulting from urbanisation? What new regulation and governance models are needed?

By Riaan Graham 31 Oct 2017

Environmentalists aim to stimulate responsible tourism in East Africa, summiting seven peaks

From 4 November to 20 December 2017, nine environmentalists, journalists and mountaineers will attempt summiting seven mountains in Africa, back-to-back, in seven weeks

30 Oct 2017

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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