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Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project Launched
The US$35 million project will provide Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Turkey with information on the nutritional and health benefits of traditional food sources. The results should enhance the development of policies and regulatory frameworks that ...
01 May 2012 | biodiversity-l.iisd.org
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Conf'rence des Nations Unies sur le Dveloppement Durable de Rio 2012  - ou Sommet de la Terre de ...
Traduction en fran'ais non officielle de l'avant-projet de rsultats de la confrence ("draft zero" ; PDF, 340 Ko ; janvier 2011)  Initiatives francophones pour la Confrence des Nations Unies sur le Dveloppement Durable de Rio de Janeiro 2012 ...
20 Jun 2012 | www.uncsd2012.org
KENYA: Disease threat to vital maize crop
NAIROBI 31 May 2012 (IRIN) - Maize lethal necrosis (MLN), a disease which has affected at least 300,000 maize farmers mainly in Kenya's Rift Valley Province, could adversely affect harvests of the staple nationally if it is allowed to spread, war ...
31 May 2012 | www.irinnews.org
Selling ethanol stoves in Mozambique to generate carbon credits
A Swedish firm is banking on getting a slice of the domestic fuel market in Mozambique with an ethanol stove that's proven its worth in Ethiopian refugee camps. If properly audited, the stoves' use can generate carbon credits to be sold ...
28 May 2012 | www.africafiles.org
South Sudan (Republic of): Forests Dying in South Sudan Violence
Source: Inter Press Service Country: South Sudan (Republic of) By Charlton Doki JUBA, May 26, 2012 (IPS) - South Sudan is losing its forests. And with no unified policy to deal with the situation the government is at...
28 May 2012 | feedproxy.google.com
Kenya: As rains change, Kenyans turn to planting indigenous trees
Source: AlertNet Country: Kenya By Pius Sawa NAROK, Kenya (AlertNet) - Living at the edge of Kenya's massive Mau forest complex, Emmanuel Kosen, has been around long enough to see some dramatic changes in the local...
28 May 2012 | feedproxy.google.com
Le solaire change la vie de 7 villages s'ngalais
Dans le cadre de ses actions de coop'ration au Sngal, la ville de Malakoff a quip plusieurs villages de lampes solaires SOLTYS (www.soltys.fr). Jusqu'alors dpourvus d'lectricit, chaque village dispose dsormais d'un panneau solaire (...)
26 May 2012 | www.mediaterre.org
Forests Dying in South Sudan Violence
South Sudan is losing its forests. And with no unified policy to deal with the situation the government is at odds, with one ministry saying that the loss of forests is a necessity for farming and another warning of the dire environmental consequ ...
25 May 2012 | ipsnews.net
Organic Agriculture could help Africa fight poverty
Organic products on display at the 2nd Organic Conference in Zambia. Credit: Martha Nyambura/IPS Experts say mainstreaming organic farming in African could help feed the hungry on the continent, reduce poverty and mitigate the effects of climate ...
24 May 2012 | www.ips.org
S'ngal: L'conomie verte, un moyen d'assurer le dveloppement durable
[Le Soleil] L'atelier national sur l''conomie verte, sous le thme :  exprience nationale, internationale et perspective pour Rio+20 , a dmarr, mardi,  Dakar. Cela, en prlude  la confrence des Nations unies sur l'environnement ...
24 May 2012 | fr.allafrica.com
Environment Minister says "Step Up Efforts to Protect BioDiversity" in South Africa
Pretoria ' Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has called on all South Africans to step up efforts to protect biodiversity, which supports a massive proportion of the countrys livelihood. Our vast wealth of biodiversity  ...
23 May 2012 | www.environment.co.za
Mali: UNICEF - L'instabilit' aggrave les risques sanitaires pour les enfants et les mres
[UN] Le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) a averti mardi que la crise dans le nord du Mali a consid'rablement aggrav les risques de maladies comme le cholra, la rougeole et la poliomylite et pourrait augmenter le nombre de d ...
23 May 2012 | fr.allafrica.com
Experts, stakeholders meet to brainstorm on African groundwater challenges
Experts and stakeholders are meeting in Nairobi from 29 to 31 May to discuss regional priorities and needs for good groundwater governance in Africa.
23 May 2012 | www.fao.org
Nothing to Show for Hard Work but Burnt Fields of Maize
By Ignatius Banda* Female subsistence farmers, who form more than 70 percent of farmers on the continent, remain clueless about climate change issues. / Busani Bafana BULAWAYO, May 22 (IPS) – Gertrude Mkoloi earns a living harvesting maize ...
22 May 2012 | www.ips.org
World: Southern voices on climate policy choices: analysis of and lessons learned from civil society...
Source: International Institute for Environment and Development Country: World Civil society plays key role in policymaking in a changing climate As the international climate negotiations are moving at a slow pace,...
21 May 2012 | feedproxy.google.com
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's cattle breeders face tough choices as pasture vanishes
Source: AlertNet Country: Zimbabwe By Madalitso Mwando Low-rainfall areas of southern Zimbabwe have long been considered suitable for cattle ranching. Yet experts and the Ministry of Agriculture are alarmed by the loss of fodder as rainfall in th ...
21 May 2012 | feedproxy.google.com
Biofuels goals 'may lead to food shortages'
A global study finds that some developing countries may face significant economic and food security impacts by 2020 if their ambitious biofuels targets are met.
21 May 2012 | www.scidev.net
La forêt mise à mal dans la wilaya d'El Tarf
EL TARF - Les superficies forestières de la wilaya d?El Tarf qui couvrent près de 165.000 hectares sont "mises à mal" depuis quelques temps par une multitude d?interventions illicites, a indiqué samedi à l?APS le conservateur des forêts, Mohamed ...
19 May 2012 | www.aps.dz
Utilisation de la prévision climatique probabilistique pour assister les paysans
Cette rencontre est organisée par l'Agence Nationale de l'Aviation de Civile et de la Météorologie (ANACIM) en collaboration avec le projet Climate Change and Food Security (CCAFS). Elle a réuni plus de quatre vingt " 80 " participants composés d ...
18 May 2012 | www.mediaterre.org