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Cause marketing for millennials

As marketers, we have long championed cause marketing programs as an impactful way for brands and companies to get involved, but our programs can go further by evolving them from "nice-to-dos" to "must-dos." Fundamentally, we should strive to create long-term, purpose-driven programs that allow brands and companies to do well while doing good...

By mamahlatse marokane 20 hours ago

EU Council emphasises FAO's role in sustainable food, agricultural practices

"We welcome the Council of the European Union's reaffirmation of its strong support for FAO and are eager to further our work in the areas emphasised. Our food systems must be made sustainable or, eventually, they won't feed the world."

2 days ago

Building the Shared Value ecosystem in Africa - Insights from 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

One of the strongest themes of the 2018 Africa Shared Value was the importance of businesses investing in the creation of sustainable Shared Value ecosystems for long-term success...

Issued by Shift Social Development 3 days ago

Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they're dying in Africa

Baobab trees keep soil conditions humid, favour nutrient recycling and avoid soil erosion. They also act as an important source of food, water and shelter for a wide range of animals...

By Aida Cuní Sanchez 15 Jun 2018

Aim for cities of all sizes to give everyone a fair go

We live in an urban world. By 2030, 66% of the world's population will live in cities...

By Somwrita Sarkar 15 Jun 2018

Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world's poor at risk

Current understanding of plant physiology suggests that major cereal crops - particularly rice and wheat - respond to higher CO2 concentrations by synthesising more carbohydrates (starches and sugars) and less protein, and by reducing the quantity of minerals in their grains...

By Kristie Ebi 13 Jun 2018

CSI: One of SA mining's valuable exports

Just doing business - creating jobs, pouring taxes into the fiscus and pulling in foreign earnings - is the primary contribution corporates make to South Africa...

By Paul Pereira 13 Jun 2018

Agricultural policies need to address child labour concerns

Driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters, the number of child labourers in agriculture worldwide has increased substantially from 98 million to 108 million since 2012 after more than a decade of continuous decline, according to the latest estimates...

13 Jun 2018

First waste management report for Africa released

The United Nations Environment and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have released a report outlining the state of waste management in Africa...

12 Jun 2018

African Development Bank launches Coding for Employment programme

The African Development Bank, together with partners, launched the Coding for Employment programme at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda...

12 Jun 2018

Why Africa stands to benefit if rise in global temperatures is kept to 1.5°C

At the end of the century, if carbon emissions aren't reduced faster, the global temperature is likely to be...

By Shingirai Nangombe 12 Jun 2018

President Museveni urges investors to plant solar pumps for agriculture

Solar energy has been viewed as an integral energy resource by experts, sourcing its strength from the sun. It is an environmentally friendly means with great potential to steer the economic prowess of any country...

By John Green 12 Jun 2018

FAO utilises GCF Readiness Programme to help developing countries address climate change

"We are working with countries to ready them to take climate action in the near future. This includes enabling the poorest families to produce food while adopting low-emission systems and building their climate resilience."

12 Jun 2018

Peace Parks Foundation agreement to develop ecotourism in Mozambique

In terms of the partnership, Peace Parks Foundation will provide technical and financial support for conservation and tourism development activities, which will entail merging Maputo Special Reserve and Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve into one management structure.

11 Jun 2018

How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities

Electricity lifts people out of poverty and improves their health and standards of living. Yet 1.3 billion of the world's people don't have access to it. And more than half of them are in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Mercè Labordena 11 Jun 2018

Tackling the plastic waste problem in Africa

Africa has the dubious honour of being the second most polluted continent on the planet, and therefore must take both the responsibility and opportunity to pioneer world-leading waste management methods...

11 Jun 2018

39 countries hit by severe food insecurity

Underscoring how persistent conflicts and adverse climate shocks are taking a toll on food security, no country exited the list...

11 Jun 2018

Why climate-smart agriculture is crucial to Africa

Agriculture is a risky business in Africa due to dangers such as uncertain weather and poor rural infrastructure, but a new detailed guide on the status of and opportunities for climate-smart agriculture (CSA) could offer farmers the much-needed break.

By Eldon Opiyo 11 Jun 2018

Tourvest CSR initiative empowers women in Africa

Tourvest has partnered with a crafting consortium comprising 18 local women with the aim to support and develop local entrepreneurs by providing its lodges with lunch boxes weaved from dried banana skins to reduce its impact on the environment...

11 Jun 2018

Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

"Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

11 Jun 2018

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