Climate change impact on African farmers remains an issue

The impacts of climate change, resulting into global food security concerns must be part of the agenda at the 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF)  annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, says the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President of AGRA, said African farmers are especially…

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Access to climate funds baffles stakeholders

Two years after the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, developing countries and their climate finance partners are still figuring out which projects are eligible for climate funding, says the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This came as the Green Climate Fund (GCF) rejected to fund a US$100 million project…

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US$300 million to help African farmers beat climate change

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged US$300 million to support agricultural research projects that are designed to help African and Asian smallholder farmers adapt to, and better mitigate, the impact of climate change. The financial package, which was initially announced at the One Planet Summit in Paris last…

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Europe must invest in climate change mitigation to stop illegal immigration from Africa – analyst

A top European migration policy analyst says the total absence of European policies to mitigate the impacts of climate change on agriculture in Africa, as well as its role as the primary cause of illegal immigration from the Sahel region to Europe, is “deeply concerning”. In a paper that analyses…

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