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Taking resilient food security to scale means supporting innovation among millions of farmers over millions of hectares

Photo credit: Agroforestry World

Panelists representing participating organisations. Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/ Susan Onyango

GEF-funded program on resilient food security targets smallholder farmers in 12 African countries… 260 more words


Key insights from the 17th Meeting of the GCF Board in Songdo, Korea

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Green Climate Fund steps up to reduce deforestation and forest degradation


South Korea – The Green Climate Fund (GCF) recently adopted two new decisions intended to reduce global emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as to support forest restoration and conservation in developing countries via REDD+. 197 more words


Number of people needing humanitarian assistance on the rise

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A livestock owner in Kenya with his remaining cattle after drought killed two-thirds of his herd.

FAO issues alert over third consecutive failed rainy season, worsening hunger in East Africa… 296 more words


Reforesting the Desert with Jurriaan Ruys's Wicking Cocoon

The cocoons appear to be paper pulp covered in an organic wax, and uses rope wicks a lot like David A. Bainbridge has done in the past. 17 more words


Key to food and nutrition security

Linking up the SDGs: the key to food and nutrition security

The latest United Nations population projections released in June 2017 suggest that there will be 9.8 billion people by 2050, an increase of 2.4 billion people over 2015 estimates. 224 more words


Over-abstraction of groundwater

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 A well in Tunisia.

Groundwater over-abstraction in the MENA region: 5 problems and some solutions

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In the Haouaria Plain of Northern Tunisia, a too familiar scene unfolds: a farmer stands near the edge of a wide hand-dug well, distraught. 193 more words