Lack of storage forces farmers to sell their harvest at low prices - but changing that can help them get ahead.
“Tomorrow brings many things,” an old Zambian proverb tells us. But because of climate change, many Zambian communities need help today to prepare for a tomorrow where shifting temperatures and more frequent extreme weather events are the new normal.
Oromia Forested Landscape Project (OFLP), a new climate resilient initiative, aimed at making substantial contribution for the reduction of carbon emission by 2030.
The richest 20 nations have pledged to phase out “inefficient” fossil fuel subsidies over the “medium term”.
As of 2016, 105,000 beneficiaries in 14 districts, where more than 90% of the population live off farming, are seeing benefits of resilience efforts supported by the PPCR.
Crowd funding investments in developing countries are predicted to exceed $96 billion a year within a decade - World Bank
Pointing to the urgency of expanding global action on climate change, a panel of leaders at the World bank/IMF 2017 Spring Meetings discussed the challenge of mobilizing financing for climate action, and the opportunities ahead.
"International commitment is essential to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, including by ensuring the availability of the necessary concessional financing." (para 12, pg 3)
Wetlands - which protect people from drought and floods - are suffering in Kenya's drought
Gerhard Dieterle, one of the founding fathers of the Forest Investment Program, in conversation with the CIF about his life and career in forestry.
My childhood shaped much of my career and my choices in life. I grew up in a small, 150-person village in the Black Forest in Germany. It was nine years after the war. Like many people in developing countries now, we could only survive with subsistence agriculture. We had a cow, 12 chickens and a pig.
Following in My Father’s Footsteps