“Climate change research in Africa biased”

Instead of examining how climate change will affect the broadest territories with the most exposure to climate change, researchers are going to the countries that are most convenient for them to visit and study, says Cullen Hendrix, a professor in International Studies at Denver University, United States. “When I examined…

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DFID donates £21.5 million to Zimbabwean climate change fund

The British Department for International Development (DFID) has granted £21.5 million to fund a programme to build Zimbabwean smallholder farmers’ resilience against climate change. The Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) will be managed by the Harare office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with the Zimbabwean Ministry of Lands,…

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US$25.5 million to tackle climate change in The Gambia

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will provide US$20.5 million for a natural resource development project designed to help Gambian farmers tackle climate change through the restoration of degraded farmlands, forests and coastal zones. In a press statement released on 6 February, the UNEP said financing for the 6-year Ecosystem-based…

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EU funds to promote climate-smart agriculture for smallholder farmers in Southern Africa

The European Union (EU) has availed a €1.5 million fund to help 140 000 smallholder farmers in Southern Africa adopt new innovations aimed at aiding the transition from traditional to climate-smart agriculture (CSA) solutions. The fund will be disbursed through the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), a…

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