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FAO director-general calls for renewed commitment to zero tolerance on food loss, waste

FAO director-general José Graziano da Silva has joined in calls for a renewed global commitment to zero tolerance for food loss and waste...

1 day ago

The relationship between drought and famine: lessons from the Horn of Africa

Countries in the Horn of Africa - particularly Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya - are suffering from severe drought due to historically low rainfall and high temperatures...

By Philippe Roudier 1 day ago

Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific: Immense opportunities, critical challenges

Roughly $140bn worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry...

By Viwanou Gnassounou 19 Sep 2017

2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum fellows announced

Sixteen scientists solving Africa's and the world's challenges have been announced as part of the Next Einstein Forum's (NEF) second fellows class...

18 Sep 2017

Is it ethical to take a luxury holiday in a ‘developing' country?

Tourism is notoriously problematic for some developing destinations as it diverts often scarce water and energy resources from the host community...

By Paul Hanna 15 Sep 2017

Climate-smart agriculture urgently needed in Africa

Africa contributes only 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions...

By Baher Kamal 8 Sep 2017

Protecting Africa's drylands key to the continent's future

With over half of sub-Saharan Africa consisting of arid and semi-arid lands, the livelihoods of over 400 million people who inhabit these areas are at risk...

By Sam Otieno 7 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Revolutionising agriculture through urban farming

As more people stream to cities, an increasing number of urban gardens and farms are taking root too. Across Africa, stories of resourcefulness in urban agriculture abound as people fight for their livelihood...

By Howard Blight 7 Sep 2017

How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources

Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers...

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 6 Sep 2017

New WWF report highlights better water management in Africa as key to sustainable development

Africa's Watershed Moment: How better water management can underpin Africa's development - a recently released report commissioned by WWF and AB InBev - highlights how the management of water is fundamental to sustainable development across the continent.

1 Sep 2017

Desalination? Africa should rather manage its water resources better

Access to clean water in the future is by no means certain...

By Andrew Slaughter 31 Aug 2017

Why the 11 countries that rely on the Nile need to reach a river deal soon

More than 300 million people rely on the waters of the River Nile...

By Richard Kyle Paisley 31 Aug 2017

Katse Dam's deep flood of suffering

A Basotho pony is struggling up a cliff, burdened by jerry cans that have been filled up at a spring. Behind the animal, far below and out of reach, lies the fat gleam of Katse Dam...

By Alexander Matthews 31 Aug 2017

How scientists can help make the sustainable development goals a reality

The United Nations set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for countries to reach by 2030...

By Tolullah Oni 29 Aug 2017

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International

Hong Kong-based airline adopts baby rhino in support of Investec Rhino Lifeline project

Cathay Pacific has adopted an orphan baby rhino as part of its ongoing partnership with the Investec Rhino Lifeline (IRL) project. Lula is one of many injured and orphaned baby rhinos in South Africa in need of care and rehabilitation, based at the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC).

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Tongji University students tackle rhino horn demand management in China using design

Although trading rhino horn has been illegal in China since 1993, this prohibited activity remains widespread in the country. Forty students from China's Tongji University in Shanghai have spent the last few months contributing to the fight against rhino poaching in Africa.

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Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

NEW YORK, US - Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste, they announced Wednesday.

2 days ago

Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars.

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

Apple's grand plan in Ireland held up by a forest

US tech giant Apple's plan to build a new €850m ($1.0bn) data centre in Ireland is being held up by conservationists seeking to preserve the forest where it is to be built.

18 Sep 2017

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