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07 08 2022 | 09:22

Earth hits 'Overshoot Day' ; NGOs warn the rest of 2022 will be lived in resource deficit

Dubbed "Earth Overshoot Day," Thursday marks a tipping point when people have used up "all that ecosystems can regenerate in one year," according to the Global Footprint Network and WWF. Mankind…

05 07 2022 | 08:08

UGANDA: Seoul grants $5m for farmers’ climate resilience

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is providing a $5.07 million grant to support the resilience of smallholder farmers in northern Uganda. The funds will be managed by the…

03 07 2022 | 21:47

Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week Set to Advance Climate Action in the Region

In less than a month, Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2022) will open in Santo Domingo, marking a return to in-person climate weeks in the region.  Climate Week sessions will…

29 06 2022 | 10:01

Here’s The Latest Data On Climate And Food And It’s Not Good

Challenges abound as industrial agriculture is threatened by access to key resources from water to healthy soils. As a devastating and historic drought from Illinois to Texas to California grinds on…

03 06 2022 | 13:46

AFRICITIES 2022: what concrete commitments for the future of intermediate cities?

Among the commitments made at the Africities summit held from 17 to 21 May 2022 in the Kenyan city of Kisumu, the leaders of local authorities and economic players agreed to promote green mobility,…

01 06 2022 | 09:45

COP15: Economic interests behind massive deforestation in Ivory Coast

While agriculture accounts for at least 25% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 75% of exports in Ivory Coast, this sector is also one of the main drivers of deforestation in this West African…

10 05 2022 | 07:30

Climate change: 'We're making wine in Norway'

Norwegian winemaker Bjørn Bergum talks to his grapevines. "You have to have a connection with them. When I woke up this morning, there was 3cm of snow. I was saying to them: 'Don't be afraid - it…

01 05 2022 | 14:47

Kenyan millers want the ban on Indian wheat lifted

The call comes in the wake of supply disruptions caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine Millers in Kenya have warned that the country could run out of options if the wheat import ban from India…

01 05 2022 | 14:36

Singapore firm gets a US$18m loan to build food storage and processing facilities in Nigeria

IFC support for the commodity trader Robust International could help optimise agriculture value chains The International Financial Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank has…

28 11 2021 | 08:41

India’s apple farmers count cost of climate crisis as snow decimates crops

Kashmiri farmers lose half their harvest to early snows for third year, with fears for future of the region’s orchards The homegrown apple is in danger of becoming a rarity in India, as farmers have…

22 11 2021 | 16:37

£27 million Farming Investment Fund opens to boost productivity

Farmers are now encouraged to apply for grants from the Government to purchase new equipment and infrastructure to help improve efficiency and help us build back greener. The Farming Investment Fund…

21 11 2021 | 10:55

‘Farmers are digging their own graves’: true cost of growing food in Spain’s arid south

Intensive agriculture’s insatiable thirst for water is turning wetland to wasteland, draining rivers and polluting groundwater

10 11 2021 | 14:31

Nations and Businesses Commit to Create Sustainable Agriculture and Land Use

45 governments pledge urgent action and investment to protect nature and shift to more sustainable ways of farming 95 high profile companies from a range of sectors commit to being ‘Nature Positive…

16 10 2021 | 12:23

Africa is not a monoculture, we reject the plan to make it one

Efforts to impose industrial agriculture on African countries threaten the sustainability of African food production. Organisers of this year’s African Green Revolution Forum claim the annual…

23 06 2021 | 13:48

Novel technologies could reduce agriculture emissions by 70%.

From better use of fertilizers to soil management, farming measures can go a long way. A combination of innovations in digital agriculture, crop and microbial genetics, and electrification could…

27 04 2021 | 09:28

The Carbon Market Gold Rush in American Agriculture.

Agriculture accounts for 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Industry giants and startups are setting up carbon credits as Biden's Green plan gains momentum. President Joe Biden’s green push is…

12 03 2021 | 09:12

Kenyan farmers are turning crop-eating locusts into sustainable animal feed.

Laura Stanford says the project helps farmers turn a profit with the very thing that killed their crops When Laura Stanford heard stories from Kenyan farmers about the devastation that the locust…

20 02 2021 | 07:23

Kenya's locust hunters on tireless quest to halt ancient pest.

In Kenya, the Food and Agriculture Organization has teamed up with the company 51 Degrees, which specializes in managing protected areas, and has rejigged software developed for tracking everything…

03 01 2021 | 09:12

The top 2020 trends in sustainability, according to GreenBiz readers.

At GreenBiz, we’ve been reporting on the world of sustainable business for over two decades, but this year has been unlike any other. From an unprecedented pandemic to a global economic downturn to…

27 12 2020 | 07:06

More than 17,000 species worldwide to lose part of habitat if agriculture continues to expand.

Around 1,200 species will lose a quarter of their habitat if little is done to stop the uncontrolled expansion of the food system, research says More than 17,000 species across the world will lose…