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It’s the beginning of the end for Ethiopia’s stores of DDT, as the East African country moves to eliminate once and for all the largest officially reported global stockpile of the toxic chemical.
Centurion, South Africa, 20-21 November – Agriculture plays an important role in all of our lives, providing us with food, fuel and fibres.
Commitments include plastic bag bans and stronger marine conservation Nearly 40 countries now committed to campaign
What do we do? Build capacity in African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries so they can achieve their environmental goals. We do this by supporting countries to implement multilateral environment agreements (MEAs) – legally binding commitments to tackle environmental issues – agreed by them, collectively. We assist in turning these international commitments into action on the ground.
The report provides a unique quantification of the costs in terms of lost growth opportunities and an estimate of what societies, economies, and communities would gain if the gender gap in agriculture is addressed. The findings of this report are striking, and send a strong signal to policy makers in Africa as well as development partners that closing the gender gap is smart economics. Consider this: closing the gender gap in agricultural productivity could potentially lift as many as 238,000 people out of poverty in Malawi, 80,000 people in Tanzania, and 119,000 people in Uganda.
November 2017, Khartoum – As the effects of climate change continue to impact the people of Sudan, greater efforts are being made to understand and manage water.